Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mejorate Pronto - CPS110 Card Sketch - Sponsored By Hero Arts

CPS Card Challenge

This is my first CPS challenge.
I hope you enjoy the card.

Value is a key premise of my blog, which is to create wonderful paper crafts on a reasonable budget. One tip to make paper crafting fit in my budget is I almost always get basic and quality supplies at local discount retailers so the "real money" can be spent on unique and special supplies, stamps, papers and classes at local and on-line speciality retailers.

Please share your tips for keeping paper crafting a budget friendly art. I welcome your design tips and suggestions.

I thought I would include a shot of some of the supplies
before I put them away
just to begin another project again...

Mejorate Pronto Supplies
  • Stamps: Hero Arts - Flourish Designblock background stamp. Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps Spanish Messages - SSC-181. Get well ki memories 0463 expressions
  • Ink: Versamark clear for embossing. ColorBox classic Pigment Cats Eye - Chestnut
    American Crafts Ultimate Marker - fine - Chocolate Brown
  • Embossing powder: very cool, smell-a-vision gelly powder - scented embossing powder in extra foam latte scented
  • Stock: Brown cardstock by Bazzil, orange and yellow stock from Paper Reflections, and basic white
  • Embellishments: yellow ribbon from Creation Station -
  • Tools: 2" scallop punch and 1.5" circle punch, corner rounder, scallop edge made with the Fiskars Ultra ShapeXpress Cutter and Fiskars Shape Templates - Circles
  • Basic Tool Kit: Beginning with a clear workspace, Fiskars single blade arm cutter, heat tool, bone folder, scor-pal board and matching cutting mat, Cutterbee scissors, bigger scissors, baby wipes and stamp cleaner, dark chocolate m&ms, ending with an often cluttered workspace, and two mini dachshunds snoozing in the craft studio.