Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Treasure Hunt - Oops! That's One UGHly Shirt!



TREASURE HUNT

disclaimer - today's treasure was found by accident!



I don't know... maybe it's just me... but sometimes I buy something at a yard sale and then wonder Why oh Why did I buy THAT?? Anybody else do that? Well... see, it's like this. I have lost 4-5 clothing sizes in the past several months (woo hoo!) and am not ready to call it quits yet, so I don't want to buy new clothes. Therefore I am finding clothes at yard sales to tide me over until I reach my goal (whatever that goal is. I still don't know that.)

I bought what I thought was a nice enough shirt... and it was cheap! BUT when I got it home, I thought UGH! So, what's a girl to do??? Cut off the buttons, of course, and use them in card-making. LOL! (Oh, and I cut off one of the labels, too.)


Buttons and Label from an UGHly shirt - Cost 10 cents





Here's the card I created:

I could have sewn the buttons onto the card, but I have those teeny tiny little brads that I love, so decided to use them instead. Perfect fit!

Here's the inside of my card:




Image: In Style Journal Cynthia
Senitment: Print Works You Add Sunshine
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Spica Pens
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, and Pretty in Pink
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: tag and buttons from a shirt and Recollections teeny tiny brads

11 comments:

  1. OH be still my heart - I don't know what I love the most about this card - the lovely stamp, the perfectly matched theme to go with (I love rainbows!), your coloring, the perfectly matched inside ..... this is just darling! I can't imagine an ugly shirt! But glad it was only 10c if you had to recycle parts of it :)

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  2. i love sunshine and the rainbow. Is that part of a line?

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  3. Love your rainbow and I love your idea of using the brads to hold the buttons on!

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  4. Waaahoooo....Might have been an ugh-ly shirt, but sure is a CUTE card!!

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  5. Absolutely adorable and amazing!! Love it.

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  6. Oh my goodness Jeanette...love, this card and the clever use of the Ugly shirt...I think it looks beautiful on your card...lol...You did an amazing job...I need to start thinking like you...

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  7. It may have been an ugly shirt but it makes a beautiful card. Lovely, fun images.

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  8. BRILLIANT use of an ugly shirt Jeanette, your card is AWESOME!!

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  9. How clever to recycle the buttons from the shirt you ended up not liking, great idea! Love that you used the tag too, I wouldn't have thought of that.

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