Today, Julia posted the Ways To Use It challenge 139 and it was to use Velvet!! Well, I have had this piece of burgandy velvet sitting around for some time, as well as this beautiful piece of Wild Asparagus paper called "memories". I decided that I owuld put these items together with a little Basic Grey "Sweetie" from the Blush collection to make myself a new Crafting Journal.I used my iron and "heat stamped" the French Flair background stamp onto the velvet, cut it out, and rounded the edges. I added this onto a piece of blue cardstock (which matched the blue backgound of the Wild Asperagus paper). I also used this same blue paper to put behind the bookmark from my Hodgepodge Hardware. I added the letters using some rub-ons. The Prima is from a beautiful package I bought a while ago and ... see that square brad in the middle, that is one of Stampin Up's new Square Rhinstone Brads. A freind was kind enough to include it with a little package... thank you!! I also used some white ribbon between the Wild Asperagus and Basic Grey papers! edited to add: I realized that it is hard to actually see the stamped velvet in my other photo so I've added this close-up.
I really like how my journal turned out and I know it will get some great use!! Thanks to Julia for giving me the push to get it made and use up these products that I've been hoarding. It worked perfectly for my new goal to use the items that I have instead of buying more stuff!!
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