Sunday, January 6, 2013

Amazing Treasure Hunt

I used to have so much fun creating what I called Treasure Hunt posts. I did one almost every week. How it worked, was I would go to yard sales, thrift stores, and such and hunt for things that were not really cardmaking/papercrafting supplies, and then figure out some way to use the item on a card. It stretched me and I enjoyed doing it.

Then we moved. That was 1 1/2 years ago. And I never seemed to get back to the Treasure Hunt posts, even though I still have a box of treasures just waiting for use.

So I decided this year one of my goals would be to post a Treasure Hunt Creation at least once each month.

Today is the day!

Here's what I found:

A calendar - Cost 10 cents

This is what the pages look like:

I figured this could actually be useful on SEVERAL cards, but for today, there's only one.

I took one of the pages and trimmed it so the quote showed, but not the actual calendar.

the bumblebee shouldn't
be able to fly,
but the bumblebee
doesn't know that
so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

I chose to use this quote from the calendar for two reasons: 1.) I was familiar with this quote - I can remember my sister saying this many MANY times when we were growing up; and 2.) I had an idea to make a punch art bumblebee to go with it.

I guess you had already figured out the bumblebee was made solely with punches. This idea isn't original. I've actually seen several variations of this on the internet, so I just pulled out some punches and started playing. The punches I ended up using are mostly from Stampin' UP!:

Bird Punch
Ornament Punch
Large Oval
1 3/8" Circle
7/8" Circle (this one was not Stampin' UP!)
3/4" Circle
Circle from Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

Here's a closeup so you can see him better:

Isn't he sweet?

Of course I had to do the inside - Amazing:

I only used things I had for this card; no purchasing - so it counts as my Card #6 for the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

I sure had fun making this card... I love Punch Art, I love Treasure Hunts, and I'm loving the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sentiment (inside): A Muse Hand Scripted
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Treasure: Words of Wisdom for Women 2011 Calendar
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


Zella said...

I love the idea of the treasure hunt and am going to incorporate it into my card making this year! And your little bee is so adorable!!!! What a sweet card!!

Christine said...

I just love that card. I've always really enjoyed that quote. I'd never heard of that idea for a treasure hunt card. I usually find it works the other way for me. DH brings me something home and proudly tells me he's saved this for my crafting and then I'm challenged to use it because it makes him so happy that he's supporting me.

Shelly Schmidt said...

That punched bee is so cool! I love your idea of treasure hunt fun- only, I have such bad allergies, I am afraid to buy such 'treasures'. I look forward to seeing what else you have found to alter!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Adorable card! Great use of the calendar. The pink papers set off the bee. I love his wings!

kel Acopan said...

that bee is ADORABLE!! i can't believe you only used punches for that.

treasure hunting sounds like fun! i think i have enough stuff that i can go hunting in my own craft room though lol!!

~Paola~ said...

sooo happy to see your 'Trasure Hunt' back!!! woott!!! and look the amazing card U created by repurposing that awesome page and adding the cutest punch art bee!!! LOVEEEEEEE THIS!!!♥

April said...

Love it!!

Heather B said...

Treasure hunt creations!! That's brilliant! Love the bee. And that calendar is so cool!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this card and your big bold bumble bee, Jeanette.
What a great way to be economical in card making!! I must learn to look at things differently - this is an inspiration.

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, my goodness...that bee is adorable! Love the treasure hunt creation idea :) and best of luck with your 100 cards goal!

Barb said...

Too Darn Cute--I love it! Can't wait to see more of your treasure hunt cards!