Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hidden Treasures

Hello Everyone and welcome to 
Technique Tuesday here at Shelly's Images!

Today I don't really have a 'technique or tutorial' for you, but rather an interesting little piece of information that I thought you'd enjoy and could use.  

While in the process of using the last sticker on a pack of K&Co. 'girly' stickers I discovered a HIDDEN TREASURE.  
On the backing sheet of the package (seen here) ...
 was this beautiful plaid pattern.  Instantly I thought "WOW, that would make a great backing for my card!" so that's exactly what I did.  I also used the plaid strip I had cut off the end ... added it to some solid pink cardstock and made this decorative panel.
 Here's my finished project!  WOW!  Talk about a quick & easy creation ... and I didn't loose time trying to decide what paper to use that matched my focus image! 

So ... my message to you today is:  
Before you toss it in the trash, 
look at it with an open mind and ask yourself ... 
Can I use this in another way 
other than what it was designed for?

If you have had this 'revelation' happen to you, 
we'd love to hear about it!!
Happy Crafting Day!


  1. Hi, this looks lovely and a great way of using up the backing, l often use this sort of thing because its purfect for any crafting and it cost you nothing so why not!:) Sandra H

  2. Awesome idea Darlene!! I too do the same thing - Prima has some awesome background 'papers' in their packs of flowers!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  3. Hi Karen,

    Following here too now!

    ~ Barb