Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #185 - Not Your Normal Paper

Hey all! It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge starts at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week we want you to break out and use that specialty paper that you just had to have, and of course never use! HA! Did you snag some cork, burlap, or corrugated paper? Got foil, or glitter, or canvas paper that you're hoarding? Time to have some fun with it! Here's what I made:

 and the inside:

My specialty paper is a burlap sheet, cork paper, and corrugated paper. (Yes, I actually bought corrugated paper! What the heck was I thinking?! My excuse is that it has teeny tiny corrugations as opposed to a cardboard box, which has much larger ones.) That's my story and I'm sticking with it. My card is based on an older Sweet Sunday Sketch (#252). The main panel is cork, and I stamped directly onto it, then used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the bear. I like how the cork adds texture and makes the bear look furry! Cool Beans! The banner was die cut then inked around the edges. I cut the flower die twice, from burlap and red card stock, and added a brad in the middle. A simple sentiment finishes the inside.

I hope you get the chance to play along this week with us at Shopping Our Stash! Please do check out what my teammates created to inspire you! You'll be amazed with their crazy mad skillz!!

Challenges I'm entering this card at:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day! 

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Happy Camper, Kinfolk, Qwick Qwips, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
Specialty Paper: DCWV - cork; Recollections - burlap; Canvas Corp - corrugated paper
CS: Darice: black, kraft, red scrap
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Flowers & Flag Tag Dies; Spectrum Noir markers; brad from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape; Glue Dots


  1. I love corrugated paper! I made our wedding invitations out of it...in retrospect NOT the best idea...but I liked it at the time!
    I love your burlap and cork papers on this card and the bear...totes adorbs!

  2. LOVE this! The layered flower is very cool, and coloring on cork? I think I tried that once, and didn't like it. I should have used da bear!

  3. burlap, cork AND corrugated! YOWZA! texture GALORE!!! plus... you stamped right ON the cork, which looks soooooo cool! awesome, missus!

  4. Love your card, wow so many elements. A wonderful card for your Dad.

  5. Beautiful card! Love the color combo. The gray really takes the cork to the next level. Good job!

  6. Love the little bear stamped on the cork. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Christine. Stef x

  7. Such a great idea to get out those unused must haves and actually use them! So pleased the colours at CC&S fitted your stash, thanks for playing.

  8. Great card Chris - love the burlap texture.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Your bear looks terrific stamped and colored on the cork! The burlap is a neat choice for the flower - it keeps it from looking overly feminine on a card for a dad. Excellent job with our color challenge at CC&S. Thanks for sharing your card with us! :) I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

  10. Great job, Chris! I really love all the specialty paper you used here! Tim Holtz just released some cork, burlap, and corrugated papers that I am smitten with, so this is right up my alley! So fun. Adorable bear, too!

  11. ermagerd you stamped & coloured on the cork! LOVE!! And I would have totally bought the corrugated paper too :)


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