Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Junkin it up

Tonite's post centers around $5.00 worth of junk that I bought last weekend at junk sales. We got a late start and headed out into the countryside for a yard sale that listed "antiques". By the time we got there, there had already been antique dealers buying up stuff left and right. BUT I STILL SCORED! The little muffin tin was .25, and the stamps were $1.00 each! I love the new Stampin Up bucking bronco set, but wasn't willing to invest in the set because I wasn't sure that I'd really get that much use out of it. So for a dollar at a yardsale, I got a great bronco image similar to SU that I can use for masculine cards. I LOVED the other stamp too, the New-Years Eve hats. They look so vintage to me, and since I was in Halloween mode, I thought I'd try to turn it into a halloween stamp by coloring in the hats orange, etc. Sometimes my out-of-the box thinking doesn't fly. Here are the cards I ended up doing with the New Year's stamp, trying to pass them off as vintage halloween party cards! I thought they turned out cute but then I brought them into work to see if anyone would notice that it's a new years stamp, and they did. So back to the drawing board. Tonite I pulled the main images off the party hat cards and substituted witchies instead. Some stuff flies, some doesn't~! Oh well. The important thing really is to experiment with what you have, and not be afraid to fail. Sometimes the best ideas come out of nowhere! So here are the witchies instead. The witchies are from Stampin Up sets, "Booglie Eyes" and "Spooktacular Greetings". Stampin Up always has the BEST Halloween sets. The black polka dot paper is Bo-Bunny Romance Dots and the orange patterned paper is Autumn Leaves, Orange Twist. The orange paper already has the scallopy edge, so I just cut the paper to fit my cards, leaving the edge intact. The swirls are Autumn Leaves Swirl Version 2.


The little pointy antique looking things are floral "frogs". They go in the bottom of a vase, and you stick your flower stems in them. I use them for card display, you can easily prop a card in between the points and display your cards on cake plates or shelves. I paid .50 cents for the small frog and a dollar for the larger one.
I ended up purchasing the Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Dies from Ellen Hutson and am just starting to play around with them. I have some ideas brewing that I have started on that I'll show you tomorrow night. I have SO many projects going right now, I need a play day so I can complete everything! I still have some stuff to post from last week that I was using the soldering gun on. Soon, very soon! :)

10 comments:

Pam/Iris said...

OMG! LZ I about fell outta my chair when I saw the flower frogs! I bought two last Sat. and was actually going to send you one of them! How FUNNAY!!
LOVE the cards too :)

Tex said...

Okay okay ... y'all can have this round of the flower frogs ... my Momma had 2 ... but I don't have them now. pfffft! I will say that this is one lucky little witchy stamp though! That witch has found stamps heaven at a sweet spot in MN!

chelemom said...

I had no idea what flower frogs were...until now! Clever use for them! What are you going to do with the muffin tins? Are ya gonna bake, or do something altered with it?

Charmingdesigns said...

I love the black paper with the polka dots. Makes great cards! Im waiting until payday to order my Oval set of nestabilities! How did you get such an even line of glitter?? lol...Laurie

Flossie's Follies said...

Love these cards they are great, and how wonderful to get that Bronco for $, love all your wonderful finds and creations.

Ila said...

Love these spooky cards....actually thought the new years's stamp turned out really well for halloween too...would also make a good invite for a halloween party. You sure do end up with some great finds...it's always fun and interesting to come here.

Bethany Paull said...

I've seen those used before to hold up cards like this, but had no idea what they really were. Thanks for the info. Great save on the cards. Although, you could have gotten them by me. I wouldn't have noticed the new years hats.

Heather said...

The cards are all FANTASTIC - even the New Year's party ones done up for Halloween! I love the FROG - I think I need to get a frog or 2 for display! LZ - you ROCK!

kathleenh said...

Hey Lisa! I'm lovin' all of your Halloween cards. I just love your style!

Deb said...

What lucky finds, I love your Halloween cards, they are adorable.