Saturday, December 10, 2011

Frugal Finds: Projects with Paint Chips

We're taking a break today from Christmas projects to do a frugal finds feature on paint chips.  We all have them laying around left over from house projects, why not put them to a creative use?  Here's some fresh ideas on how to use them in your papercrafting endeavors!

Erin used a 1inch square punch to make filmstrip style frames for her 1 inch square photos. She used the leftover squares as corners for her border, and to write her journaling on.

Because paint chips aren't acid free, Claude didn't want to use them on a layout so she made this cute 8x8 frame.

Christa used her paint chips to provide a backdrop for her picture.

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For her paint chip project, Kerri chose to create a Christmas card with her new "Tucked Tilda" stamp that she colored with her copics. She started by cutting up two of the same paint chip cards (reds) that have three colors in the same hue into 1 1/2" squares. She glued them onto some white card stock creating a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square and used her circle nestabilities to cut a circle to fit inside her lacey circle nestabilities. She embossed that cut circle with her one of her snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folders. She then took a solid paint chip (dark green) and embossed it with her other snowflake embossing folder and used it as her background paper. Next, she cut another one of the three color paint chip cards (light green) and stamped with her timber brown Staz-On ink her Happy Holidays sentiment. To finish it off she colored her Tilda stamp with her copics (see her blog for coloring combos used). She added some Studio 18 red bling and some pearls inside the lacey border.
Not a believer that this is all paint chips? Here's a look at the her paint chips in process of creating her card...
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Teresa Jaye said...

What a fun feature choice and all of the DT projects are fabulous! Great ideas, ladies!

Susan, PaperCrafter's Corner said...

We have some fun paint chip paper crafting projects to share as well!!