Believe it or not, I’m STILL using up some of the left-over supplies from back when we had our shop! I donated a LOT of it before I moved last summer. Sold quite a bit at a garage sale that I had after I moved last summer; and am continuing to ‘purge as I go’ in an attempt to make room to actually WORK in my craft room.
These “DREAM” scrapbook embellishment letters were my latest ‘victim’:
I had a LOT of them and really wanted to use the ALL up; and without needing to buy any new supplies to finish up with them. (which is another challenge in and of itself; am I right, crafters???)
First I made the bigger ones, using up some burlap covered paper I had on hand; aqua paper doilies, dictionary page rosettes and scalloped edge die cuts.
When I ran out of the burlap paper, I made them using kraft card-stock for the backing.
When I ran out of the Kraft card-stock, but STILL had not used up all the letters; I made some smaller sheet music backings; and used the same scallop edge die cut backings for the letters. I COULD have made these as big as the burlap ones; and added the doily and rosette. But I figured of they were going to be ‘different’ make them really DIFFERENT.
The smaller size banner has the advantage of being ‘package-able’; which is nice to protect them from damage. I cut up ONE sheet of white poster board (2 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree!) and had enough to back all five of the small banners. The cello ‘sleeves’ that I then covered them with are ‘re-used’ packaging from the stencils I buy.
I did package the bigger burlap banners, but they have to be folded up to do so.
So, for displaying them in my booth at Stars, I hang one of them; and put the packages below.