Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Challenge

This week's Fabulous Friday challenge will have you all digging through your stash for all those journaling cards you have.  You know you have them:)

I have a tendency to make my own journaling cards because, well...I'm the "Frugal Scrapper", right?  Over the past few years, crafting paper manufacturers have made it easier and easier to make homemade journaling cards!  There are many patterned papers that resemble either old ledger paper or graph paper.  With even lines going across the sheet in subtle colors, it is easy to use these papers for journaling or stamping.

Here are a few ways I've used my homemade journaling cards:
The card above actually has ALOT of awesomeness going on, but I want to focus on the "journaling card" I made using some graph paper and a paper edger punch.  By adding the border on my journaling card, this spot blossomed, huh?

Here are a few othe ways I used my homemade journaling cards:

What I really like about the card above is that I'm showing that you don't always have to use journaling cards for journalings.  I think this Unity Stamp is really cute and is a perfect fit for my journaling card.

This next card is a nice example of how both the patterened paper I used and the journaling card can be altered to fit different card layouts.

As you can see, it really isn't necessary to add too many embellishments to make a really cute homemade card.  As my skills develop as a "frugal scrapper", I find that I like my cards more when I concentrate on using paper and less "non paper" embellishments.  Using layers of paper and stamps adds dimension and interest to my cards without adding alot of bulk and expense.

This last card is very basic, but I wanted to show that even the simplest designs can produce really cute cards.

Feel free to head on over to the Frosted Designs Blog and play along with our Fabulous Friday challenge this week.

We have a GREAT sponsor, Words or Whatever (WOW).  Hop on over and visit them:)  They will be giving away 20 pieces of chipboard pieces that you get to choose!  How cool is that?

EnJOY your day!


Gloria Stengel said...

I wish I could buy a several pads of just the grid and lined paper to make my own goodies! These are GREAT, Lori.

CraftyGirl said...

I LOVE all the ways you used the journal cards!! And I love that you used them on cards!! I think I tend to see them as something to be used on a layout! Thanks for sharing! All of your cards are gorgeous!

Barb :)

Robin said...

I especially love that first card, being the mother of a boy. GREAT boy paper, and the border punch is "masculine" as well. What paper line did you use on that one, Lori?

Sarah said...

I love how you ahve used the journaling cards - so creative. Thanks too for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment :)))

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Hi Robin,

I need to edit my post and list the products I used. Thanks for the reminder:)

For the first card, I used the MME Play Date 6x6 paper pack.

For the 2nd and 3rd cards I used the Jillybean Country Pumpkin Chowder line, for the last card, I used a Creative Imaginations line from my stash.

I hope this helps:)