Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shopping Our Stash SOS Challenge 5 Tools of the Trade

Welcome to another installment of Shopping Our Stash! This week our challenge is called:
Tools of The Trade

Let's use some of those tools we *had* to have but don't use often-could be your eyelet setter, circle cutter, decorative scissors, fastenator, tiny attacher, cropodile or maybe you have an embossing folder that has not yet been used, nestabilities that haven't been opened, or even your paper piercer can be called into use on your project! How about a punch, your bow easy, or sewing machine? Use a tool that is rather neglected!

The SOS Crew was a little slow getting started with this one, but once we got going we were amazed at how many un-used or seldom used tools we had in our stash! So, I am sure if you take a moment and look thru the examples and see what tools we dusted off, this challenge will not only easy, but hopefully inspire you to use some different things than the ones you normally reach for!

Lisa used her i-top, corner chomper, cropodile, embossing gun and more on this fab card

Guest DT Kristie created this beautiful serene snowflake card with an adorable snowman eyelet and used a stencil:

Deena made this sooo cute Hello Kitty Birthday Card with her iTop and punch

Crystal used a neglected cuttlebug folder and grungeboard letters for this super Dad card

Carla used her paper crimper, a never before used Townscape sizzix die, and a very neglected Tiny Attacher

Alica used her cropodile and scoreboard for this great set of drawers

Paige made this cute patriotic card..check our her blog to find what happened with her tag maker!

Guest DT LouMac fashioned this great Christmas card using her Slice and ITop

and Leslie broke out two unopened Martha Stewart punches and stencil for this elegant card
and Marie made this handsome card with tool embellies!

So, take a look through your toolbox this week and see what you can come up with!

Link up with us below and come back Friday to see our Top 3 from last week!


Jan said...

Another great challenge and awesome DT work Thank you xx Jan

LorettaL said...

I love this challenge - I could keep using my stash alone for the next few years and not need to buy a thing!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..I agree with Loretta! This is a wonderful challenge...thank you! :)

Arts by Sara said...

Awesome Challenge & Beautiful DT Inspirations! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

Beverly G said...

Lots of great inspiration this week and had fun digging out things I haven't used in a long time.

myself said...

great job, ladies! so glad i could finally come back. and the challenge? super duper cool for me. made me look and use and look and use and look... lol! thank you!

Karen said...

Smiles! I love this challenge!! :0)xx

lauren bergold said...

ok, it's taken me an AGE to get here, but i had a blast with this one... and learned how to use my fancy "multi puncher" too! :)

Unknown said...

i love the card with the townscape die cut! Sooo cute!