Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paint Chip Valentine

My friend, who is a Girl Scout leader, came up with the idea of using paint chips to make Valentine cards for our troop.  She asked me for further ideas on how we might do this.  I thought it about it for a while, and this materialized today, in under 20 minutes:
No stamps were needed, no ink, either.  I was glad I had chipboard pieces and stickers on hand that were perfect for the job.


The paint chip strip is actually one I was using.  We are painting our bathroom Barely Teal by Benjamin Moore Paints, and it's at the top of this color strip.  I only needed that one little piece, and the rest were headed for the recycling bin.

I am definitely entering this in the Around The House challenge over at Moxie Fab World, using tools from around the house.  Love it!

Also entering at CARDS: create, where the challenge is Valentines.

Thanks for joining me again!  You all have a wonderful day.  :)

Colleen

Paper: white - PTI
Punch: corner rounder - EK Success
Other:  white glitter alpha chipboard - Colorbok; 'u' sticker - Paper Bliss/Westrim Crafts; glitter heart chipboard sticker - Recollections; paint chips

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

What pretty colors and a great use for something that would be tossed! Love those chipboard pieces. What time savers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well I love this one! Its turquoise!! :)

Lisa said...

How cute Colleen and what a fun idea for the scouts!!

Anonymous said...

How fun! I have seen paint chips that were green made into a Christmas tree and some other colors as Christmas ornaments but not the Valentine's Day! I love this and no ink or stamps even! This is a great idea for the girls. They can even use the idea for their environmental badge or whatever it would be called. I am sure they would have one for that now! I love the idea that you already had the paint chip and that it didn't HAVE to be a red or pink for a valentine. Love what you used! At halloween I was trying to make something with an orange paint chip but I gave up too soon. So fun and to have it on the slant adds even more interest. Great job as always! You will have to show us the bathroom when finished! Since I work in the office of a recycling plant - I need to keep this in mind for kids ideas when they tour the plant or we have other activities. We can have some of our customers who sell paint give us old paint chips and such!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda Callahan said...

Oh so cute - and clever!

Patrice said...

Such a great idea! I've got to dig up some old paint chips!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great idea. I have a file folder full of paint chips in my scrap paper basket. TFS!

Marisa said...

Perfect for a troop to make and what a fun use of the paint chips :)

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen! What a great idea! I have some of those lying around so I'll have to give it a try. I love your card!

Also, I SAW YOUR CARD IN PAPER CRAFTS!!!!Congrats, it is a beauty. I got my very first issue today and there you were on pg 37.
hugs,
Ellen

Ann Schach said...

Very cute and clever, Colleen!

Benzi said...

Oh, so very cute and you're being clever and creative again. Love, love those paint chip colors.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So stylish and BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your design - just fabulous! Have a great weekend, hugs, Karin

Jackie Rockwell said...

Perfect project for the "Around the House" challenge! I adore the color in this card! A really unique CAS card!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my goodness--that's so funny to see you using paint chips on this aMAZing Valentine card today! Just last weekend I had to run to Lowe's to pick up some plumbing stuff for my hubby (who was in the middle of the related plumbing project at home at the time), and I took a quick trip thru the paint chips--just to find a few that would be fun to use on cards. Great minds think alike!! FABULOUS, Colleen!

nwilliams6 said...

This is the cutest idea! Wow! I love it!!! Makes me want to send DH off to get some paint chips right now. Hugz!

Maria said...

Ah yes...how clever is this one! I love the design and color! Sweet glittery heart, too!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love this paint chip idea! So cute!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How cute. I love how you incorporated the paint chip like a die cut. I just found a whole box of my paint chips I got one time for a VSN at SCS. I need to play with mine!

Andrea Ewen said...

How innovative of you! Love those shades of aqua and your riddle message is so cute!

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