As you may or may not know I have been doing a spot of tidying in my craft room and keep coming upon things to inspire me. How many of you have a pile of this I wonder.....cracker debris! In order to get it off my desk I decided to do something with it. Turn my Trash to Treasure (fingers crossed!). I am going to make this a regular feature. A kind of challenge to myself. I know you all do the same as me. Keep bits of this and that you think will be useful and then just store it! I figured if I have a regular Trash to Treasure post I will at least make a small dent in my squirrelled stores ;-)
So without further ado. Here is my pile of cracker debris that my Mum and Mother in Law patiently unfurled as I got on with dishing up the Christmas Turkey. Thanks Mums!!!x
I started with a card base from Craftwork cards that has a fancy embossed edge.
Then I used some of the lovely silver glitter cracker card for the front of the card and I put a strip on the inside edge to highlight the shape of the card front.
No border punches or stamping and embossing required as a cut a strip off the fancy edge of the cracker.
The fancy border strip was a slightly different shade of white as you can see so I added another strip of the silver glitter to make this difference in shades less obvious.
I was definitely going with the bling theme so I made a fancy buckle from one of the yummy Creative Expressions Fancy Pearl embellishments and surrounded them with the silver balls that I snipped from the wires that had previously attached them to their crackers. As this was a fairly heavy embellishment I used my hot glue gun to attach it and then I went to town attaching diamond gems to the embossed spotty patten on the edge of my card blank.
At this point I had no real plan of which occasion this card was for and I could easily have gone the Christmas route but I decided to celebrate the bling and make this a card to send to the special person in your life that adds Sparkle to your day.
Our family love to wander around Harrods in London and to see what we could buy if we ever won the lottery!!! One year I spotted the most beautiful Crackers and just couldn't resist. It was only right that I use the cracker debris to do this layout. It is really touchy feely addition to help evoke the memories that this layout records. The crackers were an expensive indulgence even at their sale price but you'll be pleased to know the cute teddy bears were on buy one get one free! Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself ;-)
So that is the end of my first Trash to Treasure post and I hope it inspires you go seek out some of the bits and pieces you have tucked away and to make something fab with it. Please leave me a link if you do and I will come and visit to see what treasure you have made from your trash. As your lovely comments on my blog always make my day have extra sparkle I have decided that if I get any comments on this post I will do a draw and send someone my sparkly card so they can send it to that special person that make their day.