penned this one...it stand for Never Before Used Schtuff.
You know what it is...we all have it. It is tucked away in drawers, folders, backets, and envelopes. You name it...we have it somewhere...or something somewhat like it! lol
Darnell penned this word and is on a mission to make NBUS cards this year. I have decided to join in on her parade. When the mood overtakes me, I will combine NBUS with my effort to use up my paper scraps...so it shall be cards of snippets as well as NBUS...oh my...that is a mouthful!
Here is my first try...I will be submitting this card to Rudolph Days at my friend Sarn's blog, Stamping For Pleasure. Making a Christmas Card on the 25th of each month for her challenge helps keep the finished cards number up so the Christmas season can be a little less hectic! There are some lovely Christmas cards submitted there so Christmas themed inspiration abounds.
My main NBUS item is the Kraft Christmas stocking tag. I got it for Christmas quite a few years ago. It came in a packet with a few other similar themed items that will eventually also turn up on NBUS cards. While I never liked it on it's own, I don't mind it combined with my stamped wreath image.
The tag had a smaller, very narrow strip of tag that said, I BELIEVE. It sat at a weird angle and read backwards. I removed it and added the stamped and coloured wreath to cover the spot where it used to sit. When that wreath looked a little bare, I added the 3D teddy from a dollar store page of decoupaged stickers. Another NBUS and another I couldn't imagine using as although I did like it, it just seemed too darned small to be a focal point. Combining it with my stamped wreath worked for me. A little Christmas red stickles added to the teensy berries on the wreath gave it just a touch of bling too!
So this is proof that something you never thought you would use, could work out after all.
Card base and envelope - from my stash, originally Michaels, Recollections Kraft Corrugated
DP - from my stash; My Minds Eye Santa Claus
Cardstock - red and kraft snippets from my stash
Dies - Marriane corner die blog candy from Shaz in Oz @ http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.ca/
Bling - last of the snippets of teensy fire engine red bling on the card. This size is hard to find...while I do have some other shades of teensy red ones, I will be watching to replace these!
Embellishment -from my stash, K and Co present with bow
Stickles - from my stash, Christmas Red
Stamp - unknown; I stamped this at a stamping class at my local scrapbook store and did not write down the name
I am entering this card is the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. CHNC Extra - Always Anything Goes, must be Christmas
3. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Days Challenge - must be Christmas