Monday, July 23, 2012

Un-Cut paper at Use it Tuesday #36

This weeks challenge is all about using those uncut pieces of paper.  You know the ones that are so pretty you can't bring yourself to cutting them apart or cover up  the pattern.
Well we are giving you and excuss to finally do it.

 If you're not familiar with Use it Tuesday, their mission is to get crafty people using what they already have. So cut into that paper and join the challenge at  Use it Tuesday.

 I made this LO of my dad and ?
I'm still working on filling in the blank as no one really put names or dates on the photos I have.  I know it's not my grandmother, but kind of looks like her so maybe a sister.  I'll have to wait till my mom's visit in September to figure it out.
I used some of the papers from my 8x8 stack of CM bountiful papers to create the LO.  

 The funny thing about them is that they aren't so beautiful that I couldn't cut them.  I just didn't know what to do with them.  So they have sat in a file for a few years now.  Along with the matching cardstock border stickers.  They were only 8 inches long but with some  creative cuts and a second set of stickers I made a full length border.   A little distressing with a nail file on the chipboard brackets  and  to finish the whole thing off a leaf and journal box from my stash.
I hope I've inspired you to use some of your stash and would love to see what you come up with.

Please link your creation using Inlinkz by Friday  Aug 3rd. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE036 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation.
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  1. It's beautiful Haven! I always love such old photo's.

  2. Lovely layout Haven! It also happens to me all the time, the paper is sooo pretty I can't stand cut it, LOL!

  3. Great layout, love the title and the photo corners add a nice stash!

  4. Oh Haven, this is so pretty! I love layouts with old pictures as the pictures seem that much more precious. :)

  5. I love the old photos! The colours go so well with the month. I'm glad you got to finally use up your papers :)

  6. Great layout! I love that you "used creative cuts" to get that border to the 12 inches. Looks great!