September 9, 2011

$$Frugal Friday Tip$$ by Sarah

This project was made for another challenge:
The theme was 'Patchwork' but it works for 'Grid' too...
and it is VERY Scrap Our Stash!

It's a 8" X 9 1/4" X 1 1/2" Chocolate Box I altered.
I *HAD* to save this one...
-the liner and sides are covered in textured brown paper, beautiful!
-a shiny gold cover, gorgeous!
-AND it holds closed magnetically, stays shut to if the contents aren't too heavy!
Such a waste to just toss!

The paper for my 'patchwork/grid' is also a rescue from the 'trash':
It's all from the main page insert from a paper kit.
Now ask yourself how many of these you have sitting around?
or you've tossed out in the past? Bet you won't now! :O)

I love using these on projects... they can be chopped up for Cards, ATCs, Art Journals and are poi-fect for Twinchies and Inchies. You've got perfect miniatures of several entire 12X12 pages, PLUS they all co-ordinate!

The set of 'paper' I used here is from Fancy Pants.
I even used the title for the kit on the Box.

Inked all the edges to get a spooky-grungy look...
If you don't have a 'perfect' cutter this helps cover that when you 'match' them up like this. Trust me... I uh... Ink edges a lot if you catch my drift and I blame it all on my cutter! *wink*

Bling strip is MaryEngelbreit from Studio 18.
Back ground paper is Textured Mulberry Paper from Memory Stor.
All inks are Stampin' Up!
Now it's ready to be filled with some Tasty Halloween Goodies!

Now it's your turn to take the September GRID Challenge. See all the details HERE Be sure to scroll down the page - Scrap Our Stash posts something new everyday.


  1. So cute! Love that you used the front sheet insert and the bling up to the title super cute!!

  2. I have used those sheets before!! Lots of times I will punch something out of them and save them for use with my scraps!! I love how you used them on your box.

  3. What a great idea - and HOW FRUGAL is This! Especially using the title too!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. This a great idea and a fun project! I have a million of those cover sheets sitting around to use. Thanks for the idea!

  5. This frugal tip is perfect for grids! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I like using my cover sheets too! I hate to waste any patterned paper. I love how you used your sheet here. It's a wonderful keepsake!