Tuesday, October 16, 2018

orange is the new pink... or possibly vice versa...?

this week's challenge at shopping our stash has a catchy title that somehow bizarrely stumped me for a good twenty four hours, so let me just tell you straight out: we just want to see projects which have BOTH orange and pink on them. it's really pretty easy. unless you're *me* lol! eventually, though, i got the hang of it, here's what i made:

background paper: basic grey; strips and scraps from: creative imaginations, fancy pants, sei, glitz design, prima, jenni bowlin, doodlebug and... well, they are all ancient and you won't find them again anyway, but luckily this idea works with ANY set of scraps you like! ancient sticky chipboard letters that weren't so sticky anymore (hence the stitching lol): american crafts; tiny flower: prima; tiny brad: sei; ink for edging: colorbox; adhesives: elmers tape runner, sewing machine

during ICAD this summer i became slightly obsessed with making quilt-like designs out of paper strips. to the point where i actually made up a card class at paper anthology mostly in order that i could keep doing so. it occurs to me that this type of card is the ULTIMATE expression of shopping one's stash, because even the tiniest, skinniest scraps can be used. which doesn't mean you have to save everything, all the time... but if you did happen to have some offcuts that were the last of a favorite paper which is no longer made, this is quite a nice way to use them up. ♥

there are lots more ideas for combining orange and pink over on the SOS blog. you should really head over there and see them!


  1. Love the quilted look to this awesome card!

  2. Gorgeous quilt look, great use of the strips of odd papers, great job.!!!

  3. Fabulous job. I apologize for the lack of clarity here... I am not good a switching gears so when we added pink, it became kind of half-baked! But you did awesome, as did the rest of the team! I am always so impressed with your stitchery!

  4. Cool Design, love the big pieces going towards that tight center for your sentiment.

  5. Ohhhhh your quilting is super awesome!!
    Love the idea of using scraps that way (I ***may*** have a few of those lol)

  6. WOW!! your quilting abilities are beyond fabulous, love how you use your scraps of all of these beautiful pattern papers to create this awesome panel.


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