Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: Crazy for Crayons

Crayon Designs Panel Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: Crazy for Crayons

Let’s cut to the chase. I am just going to put it out there: I brake for school supplies.

It has been years eons since I’ve legitimately had to shop for them. But I somehow always find myself wandering through the school supply aisle every August. And somehow some fresh school supplies end up my shopping cart.

And guess what? It happened again this week. A shiny box of crayons made it home with me this time! And my gosh, you guys, I’ve been having so much fun with them! In fact, I’ve come up with two fun and easy ways to use them to make cards and scrapbook pages.

First, you can make really cool looking rainbows with them. Check out this card here.

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Friend card by Teri Anderson

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See those stripes? So easy! I started with a panel of white cardstock. I adhered two strips of Painter’s tape onto it and then applied a layer of color between the tape lines.

g2g stripes1 teri Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: Crazy for Crayons g2g stripes2 teri Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: Crazy for Crayons I moved the tape strips and then applied another line of color. Then I repeated that step over and over until I got a really nice looking rainbow. Sure, I could have free-handed the rainbow with the crayons but I think the tape really helped to make my card look a little more professional. Another fun thing to do is to use them with steel dies that are open. See the circle pattern here? I created it with crayons and an open circle die.

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Inspired Friend card by Teri Anderson

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I flipped the die over so the cutting side was facing up. I set the die on a panel of cardstock and then I scribbled color in the opening.  I moved the circle all over the panel, changing out crayons as I went until it was covered with as much color as I wanted.

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Sure, I used a circle die to make my card. But you could easily use any steel die shape that is open. Hearts, stars, squares… the sky’s the limit!

So let’s talk about crayons a little more for a minute. What’s your favorite crayon color? I’ll pick one of you to score a copy of Handmade Cards, which has a fun section on using color media products. Please comment by 5:00 pm MDT on Friday, August 15.

Crazy for crayons,

Teri
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Go-to Gal

 

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60 Responses to Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: Crazy for Crayons

  1. Carmen N says:

    Funny enough the first color name that came to mind was Burnt Umber. But I know I don’t like that color. I’d have to say my favorite is magenta

  2. Mimi R says:

    I love all of the crayons so its hard for me to just choose 1 color! My favorite part about crayons is the smell! It reminds me of my very first box of crayons when I was very young and always brings back great memories!

  3. Peggy B says:

    Blue is my favorite color. You’ve inspired me – so I’m off to do some scribbling. Thanks!

  4. Patricia Largent says:

    I always like crayolas just not so sure how to use them in my cards and scrapbooking. Red would be my favorite color. It is a color for all seasons.

  5. Janis Walter says:

    I’m all about Blue…in crayons, decorating, clothing. It’s always been my fav.

  6. Marianne B in AZ says:

    There is nothing like a brand new box of crayons! For some reason, it seems like the bigger, the better! I never had children, so I tell myself I should have them on hand for my nieces and nephews. I don’t know how much older they can get for that to even sound reasonable to be =) I always love the silver crayon in the big box. I think it is just because it shines.

  7. Lucy Schmidt says:

    I still have some crayon pieces from when I was a kid. My favorite colors were Blue Green and Yellow Green. I used to trade them like baseball cards. Memories flood back whenever I open the box and smell them. The stripes are going to go on my “gotta try it” list. Thanks for the great ideas.

  8. Katie B. says:

    Pink, definitely pink. Love your stripe idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  10. ~amy~ says:

    such fun cards…LOVE Teri’s style!

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