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Post by thriftycrafter on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 22:34

This is the low cost/no cost LO I did at the talk I gave on Wednesday. The backing is the card that comes as dividing sheeets in a 12x12 album, the paper is either junk mail or old envelopes, the ribbon was hanging loops on a top. I used household scissors, a glue stick and my one piece of specialist equipment was DST, as I guessed (correctly) that the ladies might not have that at home. I cut the flowers etc freehand and used a ruler to make templates for the diamonds on scrap paper. To me it's crying out for the edges of the diamonds to be inked but that would have defeated the object which was to show that you don't have to spend a lot to get started.
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Post by Lorraine on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 22:40

That looks great, Karelyn. clap

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Post by Guest on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 23:01

It just shows that you can craft on a budget when needed. Well done because you have done a super job.
Glad to say I hope I am never in that position as I have so much stash to get through, but it's
heartening to see this.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 23:04

Likewise, anyone who's seen my stash will laugh their socks off, but the idea is sound (trying to be convincing).

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Post by Maria on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 23:44

thats super Karelyn and jsut shows what can be done if you put your mind to it. I like the diamonds as they are.

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Post by kimb on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 9:20

thats great , have you got them all converted now then karelyn
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Post by Guest on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 9:35

wow, i love the photo and so good it was cheap...i mean affordable, to do. so why do i buy such a lot of stash..ah well..a question for my maker when i meet him....hope he has a good stash shop...

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Post by Guest on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 9:42

sp01goat wrote:wow, i love the photo and so good it was cheap...i mean affordable, to do. so why do i buy such a lot of stash..ah well..a question for my maker when i meet him....hope he has a good stash shop...

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Post by Guest on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 9:46

Like this. Its very simple and with clean lines.

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Post by Guest on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 10:37

Perhaps we should have a challenge where you either have to make
a card or make a LO using only recycled bits and pieces.
That would be fun and very interesting so see what everyone came
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Post by Di Masters on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 11:37

Lovely photo, and very inventive way of using stuff that would be thrown out.

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Post by cb on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 11:51

Great ideas Karelyn and a lovely photo.
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Post by WeirdCat on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 20:05

Great LO, I'd just matt the photo

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