Monday, January 16, 2012

January Challenge - Use 3 or more new card making/scrapbooking items.

Hi fellow stampers!  Well, here goes on month one of my monthly challenge using 3 or more new card making items.  The idea here is NOT to buy new supplies or tools, but to use for the first time from what I've already purchased.  Repeats don't count.  I'm really excited to do this monthly challenge until I've used everything that I just had to have, but instead the purchase sat on a shelf or in a drawer unused.  It's definitely time to move forward and I'm ready to meet the challenge. 

For this month I chose a Valentine theme because it's my time to provide a project at a monthly stamp club that I belong to -- and Valentine's Day is only a couple of weeks away.  Here are pictures of the outside and the inside of the card:




The new products from my stash are the Sizzix Bigz die called Card, Zig Zag 3-D (Pop-Up), Sizzix Heart #1 from the original Sizzix dies, Martha Stewart anywhere lacy heart punch, and the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.  The corner chomper I've had for just ages and I just discovered that I love it.  Why did I let it sit around for so long!!! 

I really liked all these products.  The pop up card die came with instructions and was extremely easy to use.  Easy is definitely good.  Well, there you have it - looking forward to the February challenge.  Post what you think of these tools - would love to read it.
Annie