Wednesday, April 15, 2009

365 Cards Matchbook Challenge and Use it!

Do you see a pattern on my Scor-it Week cards? Each day I combine the 365 scoring challenge with a challenge from another blog - usually a sketch; however, today I am finally participating in a Use it! challenge. Rae Barthel, whose personal blog is definitely worth a visit, has created this challenge blog to help us use up our stash. Each week, a different hostess gets to present her challenge, which is geared towards using up what you've already got. Well this week's hostess, Regan, has definitely presented a challenge for me. Here are the specifics:

1.Go out of your comfort zone - for Regan that would be a "guy card", and I concur, so I did one as well.
2.Use something you’ve been hoarding for a while. - I used some trim, thread, fiber (whatever you want to call it), that I've had for about 4 years!
3.Use some of your new favourite things...paper, embellishments whatever - I am loving those friendly forest creatures from Colorbök, and this Offray ribbon that I've only had for a couple of weeks.
4. Heat Embossing - ugh, definitely a challenge for me because it's not my favorite thing to do, but in the end, I'm happy with how it turned out. I don't know if you can see it very well, but I did a close up of the sentiment on the inside of the card.


As for the 365 challenge - Kristie provided an excellent example along with a tutorial on her blog of a matchbook card. Once again, I turned to my Scor-it Board to create the clean, professional folds that I've come to rely on every time I make a card.

If you haven't been to Use it! Challenges, and you want more help using up your stash, then head on over there :)

17 comments:

Vicky said...

PERFECT guy's card!! love the twine too!

Fi said...

Great male card - love the colour combo and design.
Hugs
Fi

~amy~ said...

Great Dude matchbook card Pam!!!

willow said...

This is great and I followed your links and combined my card with the challenge on Use it as well, thanks
Maz

Rose said...

What a great card for a man!! will check out the link now ;-)

Audrey said...

Luv your use of fibre! Great masculine card!

Karen Lee said...

What an awesome guy card!

hugs, Karen Lee

kristie sessions said...

This is a really great card! And you know, you must have an awesome stash too ; ) LOVE the masculine qualities for this one. Love the wrapped fibers. LOVE iT all!

Rosemary said...

You made a great matchbook card and you made a guy's card that was sleek but fun to look at, sometimes guy cards can be boring and yours is not at all! What a good idea to combine challenges!

fabricbutterfly said...

great "man" card, I really like how the inside paper punches up the colour of the outside paper, I don't know how to describe it but the 2 colours together are fantastic to me. great job

Jana said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors.

Regan said...

OMGorgeous, seriosuly this card is fantastic!

Deanna said...

Wow toally kewl card!

rae said...

Oh my goodness Pam, your card is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Totally l♥ve the finished inside... what an awesome creation girl!!
Thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge {and for the sweet shout-out, *blushing*}
hugs!!
~rae

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

love this! very cool!

Lea L. said...

What an adorable card! Love that cute squirrel accent! Great job with the Use It challenge!

~Lea

Alicia said...

That little squirrel is SO cute!! I love this card!!

 
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