Monday, 7 July 2014

Using up freebies

If you buy papercraft magazines.....how often do you use the free papers which a lot of them have inside?
I too often pop them into a box and forget about them.....of course, some I just don't personally like and they get used in my classes.....and some aren't good quality paper and get used by the littlies.....but too many just get left.....while I'm paying to buy more paper pads.
So I'm on a mission to use some of them!!
I was asked to make some male cards......and remembered a set of 5 double sided papers that had been specifically put in a magazine to make Father's Day cards......so perfect for anything masculine.
They also came with a sentiment sheet....most weren't appropriate as they were for Father's Day....but I did manage to use one of them
The only thing I've added.....apart from some plain card......is the fish on the last card....and some blue candi.
A pretty economic set of cards.....now to dig out some more.

23 comments:

Cheri said...

Those are some really fantastic nearly-free cards!

Karen said...

Those certainly were perfect for these adorable images. I just love that little golfer!

Sandra said...

You'd never think they were freebie papers, shows it's how they're used :) these are just gorgeous, you're such a talented card maker

Kathyk said...

FAB - a great way to use up those free papers and a smashing card too

Kathyk

furrypig said...

that is a great way to use up freebie papers and they are looking great on your wonderful boy cards

Beverly said...

These are adorable, Jacky!

Sinead said...

Brilliant Jacky, great way to use up all those scraps of paper. I don't generally buy paper crafting magazines anymore, but I remember having a huge surplus of paper when I did buy them! Most of my free paper packs ended up being used for the kids in my classroom - I only wish I'd been as creative as you in using them! Well done X

Melissa said...

Great job using those free papers - these are wonderful masculine cards!

Barbara Eads said...

The papers were perfect for some "boyish" cards.

alexa said...

I have a few of these sitting around too, somewhere - cards is a great place to use them. You have really made the colours work together with your pretty stamping - I think any male would be delighted with one of these.

Sian said...

These are lovely..must have been very satisfying to put them together for very little too. You've saved quite a bit

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The papers look great all layered up with your lovely images. Nobody were guess they were freebies.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Beautiful cards Jacky and I love the colours too...x
Happy Tuesday!
Susan x

Sheena said...

These cards have turned out a treat Jacky x

pinky said...

I avoid mags with free papers Jacky mainly, because like you, I store them away and never use them. Your card is a wee stunner though, love the shades of blue.

Helen Philipps said...

Your cards are amazing, Jacky! You have done a lovely job using the freebies up!
Helen xox

Denise said...

I never seem to use them either - I love what you've done here. Also,I've just signed up for return to the collection which Shimelle has just re released ! Yay xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I found a bunch when I moved into my craft room and used a few of them during the Refresh blog event.
Rinda

Karen said...

I have to confess that I have never found a use for them but then never considered using them for cards - will now thank you.

Lynne in NI said...

These are great Jacky - love your freebies. I'm on a mission to use up my DPs too :)

Sandie said...

The cards look great Jacky - it's nice to use up materials especially when they cost nothing

Sarah said...

Great Cards - love all the shades of blue! x

Becky said...

Great set of cards. I donate some of those papers that I know I won't use and I have been using the others in an 8x8 album that a friend and I have each been making, scrapping the same photo but in our own way - I find those papers perfect for the job!