1. Paint Chips
I can't even begin to touch on all the ways that these versatile little swatches can be creatively incorporated into your repertoire. Seriously, just Google "paint chip crafts" and you will be met with an overwhelming search response that is sure to keep you happily crafting to your heart's content. This blog in particular had a lot of great ideas to get you started.
The only hard part about crafting with paint chips, in my opinion, is acquiring them. I know they are technically there for taking, but I can't help but feel like I'm committing a felony in doing so. Not to mention that clandestine affairs are by no means my forte, so I end up drawing even more attention to myself in my vain attempts to be covert.
Nevertheless, even if you're like me and have no potential for a future in the CIA, it's well worth the effort to swipe a few of these and have a go at making your own colorful crafts!
2. Craft Punches
3. Scrapbook Embellishments
I have been dedicating a great deal of time and effort to my scrapbook as of late. The one I'm working on is only my second one ever, so I'm still very much in the learning stages (even though I'm proud of the first one I made!), and until recently I have been incredibly hesitant to branch out into the unknown as far as what to add to my layouts to make them truly striking. But after a certain crafts store had a Scrapbooking Blow-Out Sale a few weeks ago, I came home stocked up on supplies and filled with the confidence to finally use everything I have at my disposal. Brads, buttons, flowers, 3D stickers, borders, the works. I'm ready to scrap like never before. On that note, I'll hopefully have pictures to follow very soon!