Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Use It Up! Wk. 1

So far so good! I've dipped into my beads, wire, brads, and paper stash! A little project that I did to use up the paper scraps from my last mini, was to make some backgrounds for cards.

 To make I put a piece of paper through my xyron create a sticker and laid 1 inch strips of paper on it. Next I cut the strips into 1/4 inch strips and put them on a another piece of paper in a paper.
The bottom one was done with cover, I used some black strips to make it a bit larger.
The backgrounds here were made with paper that was in my scrap bin!

If you would like to know more about the UIU challenge check out Fran's blogpost.


  1. Seriously isnt UIU Just to much fun! Who knew!! Love love love how these turned out!!

  2. Oh, what a great idea! ♥
    It would be fun to do with papers which have an awful print but okay colors...
    Yes, already brainstorming on the idea! :)
    What will you use up next week??? Looking forward to it!!!

  3. Oh Wow Diane! That's a blinkin' lot of work there LOL. Awesome start to the UIU Challenge :)
    Looks so pretty too!

  4. Ooh I like those! What a nifty idea, thanks for the inspiration. Fab work for UIU, keep it up hon! xx

  5. Hi Diane, I've popped over from Fran's blog to try to introduce myself to other UIU pledge takers. Love how you've made these backgrounds - they are stunning and something I will try at some point in the future hugs Karen x