card making: reusing materials

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Learn how to reuse materials such as product packaging, catalog pages, and other everyday household and office items to create elements for small projects.  For example, I took the box that a candle came in and created little embellishments with the help of some craft punches.  This is a great way to make unique elements if you’re working with a budget.

I’ve been asked several times about the chevron shapes used in this card and how they were created.  They were made using the Stampin’ Up! chevron border punch (#132154) and it just so happens that they are running their Sale-a-Bration promotion now until March 31st.  Get a free gift with every $50 spent!  I’ll be posting a “one tool three ways” article using this particular paper punching tool in the very near future and showcasing different ways to incorporate paper punching that you won’t want to miss!

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Stay tuned for more examples of how to reuse materials to create cards … until then, be crafty!

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