Tuesday, 8 January 2019

From the bits box

I imagine we all have a "bits box" or something similar, where all those odds and ends that didn't quite make it on to a card yet are too good to throw away end up - the backgrounds you made to test a new technique and you plan to use "soon", the extra stamped image you made in case you messed up colouring the first, the die cut that didn't look quite right when you went to add it to the card.....

Mine is really starting to get out of control so I was delighted that this week's Leftovers challenge at Just Us Girls  asks us to use some of those neglected bits.

The large panel with a stencil border is part of a card front that went wrong - under the die cut panel is a matching stencilled motif... AND three large inky fingerprints! I set it aside thinking one day I would cut off the border and use just that, but as I rummaged through my box I found lots of die cuts in shades that go well with it, and managed to assemble them in a way that covers up all those fingerprints.


  1. I specialise in inky fingerprints! Great card, Jane, everything just hangs together beautifully, Jo x

  2. Fabulous bits from 'your' bits box. Fingerprints are the death of us eh! Happens too many times and so glad you managed to salvage yours. Lovely layout Jane. So glad you shared with us at JUGS this week.

  3. Love it. My bits box is huge. Love Dawn x

  4. Awesome use of all of those leftover bits! That border is so pretty and I am so glad you saved it on this perfect creation. It just goes to show that almost anything can be salvaged. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  5. That's a great use of leftovers! Yes, we all have them - you are just more organized than me since you have a box. Mine are all piled up between my work mat and my paper cutter. The advantage of having them out on the table is that they'll often grab my attention when I'm working on something and get used. If they don't make it onto a project after a while, they either get trashed or moved to an appropriate container.


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