Saturday, February 15, 2014

MacGyver Crafting - February 2014 Challenge at the Crafty Card Gallery

Do I have an awesome post for you today!!??!! 

When I opted-in for the Crafty Card Gallery's February challenge I didn't know WHAT I was in for!! I've been on several design teams and figured whatever I was asked, I could handle. Well, little did I know that I would receive an envelope of mystery materials to make a card with. When the envelope arrived I was truly confused and felt like a crafty MacGyver or something. The items were truly random. Aren't you curious???

This month's envelope included temporary (paper) window blinds and some decorative Scotch brand tapes. 

The rules of the challenge are simple: you must use everything in the envelope and the materials must be clearly visible on the card.

I created a motivational birthday card for a close friend with the materials. I used the paper blinds by cutting it down to just under 2" wide, punched it with a Martha Stewart punch, sprayed with fireworks and created a rosette. The center of the rosette is covered with one of the scotch tapes and the other was cut with decorative scissors and used like Washi tape along the bottom of the card.

I love the sentiment from Stampin' Up! - Feels Good set. To complete the look I cut a Recollections bling flourish and strategically placed it around the sentiment.

  • Provided materials temporary (paper) blinds and scotch patterned tape
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Heart Chain
  • Temporary blinds cut to just under 2" wide
  • Fireworks spray - ladybug
  • Recollections - bling
  • Stampin' Up! - Feels good
  • Deco scissors
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Bazzill - red cardstock
  • American Crafts - Pink 5x7 cardstock

This was a very cool challenge to participate in. To see all the designers' creations, please visit the Crafty Card Gallery. 



  1. So creative! I would have been totally stuck with those materials.

  2. Girl, I would've made something big and hideous with those blinds... but I love what you did. You rock.


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