I did my thrift store rounds yesterday and found a bag of what looks to me to be leather (maybe it's fake, I don't know) on sale for $1.50 or maybe $2. Either way, it was a steal. And I couldn't wait to try using it on a card. First, here's a picture of what I bought...
Part of the bag was filled with these long 2 inch strips of what looks like leather, and this
Two decent sized pieces of this reddish leather. It's obvious it's scraps from a project. Under the leather you see a remnant of denim I picked up awhile ago at Joann's.
And here is the card I made with a little piece of the strip...
I ran it through my cuttlebug and it cut very easily. Then I took a piece of that denim and ran it through. That took a couple of passes to cut. I wanted a layer between them, so I grabbed some green tulle (also from the thrift store) and ran it through the bug, too. I knew I wanted to use the jean pocket stamp from CTMH and I really liked how it looked using the Baily paper pack from K & Co. I added Brown Bag ink to the edges of the papers and sponged a little over the jean pocket, too. Oh and that button! I found it in my stash, and you can't really tell, but the "stitches" on it are kind of gold. To attach the pieces together, I initially planned on using a brad, but I can't find the ones I wanted to use (hence the button). So, I took a needle and thread and tacked them together to be sure they stayed put, then I stitched it to the base of the card front. The button is glued because I cut the shank off. I'm pretty pleased with the look. *Ü*
I've got the card front propped up in front of a fabric pumpkin I picked up at the thrift store last week.
Here's the pumpkin:
Isn't it cute? I couldn't make it for $1.50! I've got it set out on my coffee table and I smile whenever I look at it.
I've not taken out my fall stuff yet, but I have picked up a few items at the thrift store.
I just got the fabric pumpkin you see yesterday. Last week I found the wooden one, with the leaves on the top and the other one is from 2 weeks ago. I think I spent $5 total for all three of them!
Here's the bookshelf you see as you walk into the house. I'm developing a thing for pumpkins I think. LOL
And this is a garland that has plastic pumpkin lights attached! All but one of the lights work, too! I'm not sure where I am going to put it as it isn't very long, but for $1.50 I couldn't pass it up. LOL
I also changed out the foliage in the basket I have on the porch with some lovely fall leaves.
When I go to Joann's, Michaels, etc, I can't see spending what they want on the fall foliage when I have been sooooo lucky finding neat things for a lot less at the thrift stores.
Okay, that's it from me today!
Hope you have a super start to your week.
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