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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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