Friday, February 25, 2011

Paint Chip Papercrafting


This week has flown by in a whirlwind of daily errands, deadlines, and spending time with the family. I often find inspiration in the everyday objects we usually pass over, or never give a second glance. Today's fabulous find is one of those perfectly common hardware store items, the paint chip!
They come in every color imaginable, they are free, readily available and add an amazing detail to any paper crafting project! This is the best part....you can do so much with them! I plan to show you a variety of ways to incorporate this unsung hero into your projects over the next few days.

Whats in a name? Take a stroll down the aisle and browse through the scrumptious names these colors have! I can bet you will find a paint color name that will help tell the story, such as cotton candy, or fluttering Monarch. You may be so inspired by the color title that you make a project around the paint chip itself like I did with this card !

Not only do I love the soft lemony shade of this paint chip, but the name really stole my heart! I just had to make a citrus hued sugary sweet card to go with it!

City Park paper collection from American crafts provided me with all the cheerful prints and embellishments to make it work. I was thrilled to find this tag in the collection, and knew it was just what I needed to tie it all together!
 So the next time you are picking up supplies from the hardware store, grab a chip or two {don't wipe them out} and give them a try!

Happy creating!

2 comments:

JennyKozar said...

Great idea and fantastic card.

Mary said...

Neat idea, Shantaie! I can think of several ways to use them, now that you mention it!

And, I just saved something "unusual" yesterday with the exact same thought in mind. I don't even know where they came from, but something my husband recently purchased, came packaged with these wafer thin, white styrofoam disks that looked a lot like Life Savers - at least that's what I thought of when I saw them. They were 'trash' so I grabbed them and put them in my 'odds and ends' drawer in my craft room. I'm sure they will inspire me to use them on something, at some point! :-p