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Old 02-27-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Great use for cruddy CS!

I remember a thread awhile back about purchases we regret, and almost everyone (me included) said they regretted buying cheap cardstock.

Well, I got my Sew Mini yesterday (love it!) and was desperate to practice. I cut up some of my old crappy cardstock into roughly card-sized pieces, and I cut some contrasting colors into smaller pieces. Voila -- tons of practice material (and no wasting my good CS).
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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which sewing machine did you get? i'm looking/dreaming-i think i need one
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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It's the Janome Sew Mini ... it's on sale right now at Hancock Fabricks: http://www.hancockfabrics.com/shoppi...keyword=janome

So far, I've been really happy with it! The manual is very clear (Gina K also has an excellent tutorial), and I've been having a lot of fun using it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #4
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I use my "crappy cardstock" for the sheet I put under my good cardstock...you know, when you are stamping on the edge of the card. I haven't bought any of the great grid paper from SU yet but that works great!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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I had quite a bit of ucky paper/cs that I bought when I 1st started into stampin'/scrappin'. My solution, altho not original, I'm sure, is to use it as under-layers on my cards/pages if the colors matched/blended well. Another is to make envys with the pattern inside with the *Kreate-A-Lope*. Heaven forbid I would just fling it all in the trash.. even tho thats where it really belongs. I may as well get my $ worth.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #6
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I use my crappy cs and random funky DP for my sons to use when they play with my punches. They just get suck a kick out of making a heart or circle with my punch!!
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I give mine to my kids - and also use it for baby wipe back grounds - totally covers it!
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:09 AM   #8
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Can you actually sew material with the Janome Mini?? We're going out of town this weekend and my dd wants me to sew her doll some clothes and I dont want to drag my full size machine with!
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I also give my junk paper to my kids for their crafting designs. That way they can do whatever they want to it and i don't care.
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I use my "crappy cardstock" for the sheet I put under my good cardstock...you know, when you are stamping on the edge of the card. I haven't bought any of the great grid paper from SU yet but that works great!!

I love the grid paper from SU!!
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I used a bunch of crappy dp at christmas to make little gift bags for gift cards with my scor-pal.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:57 AM   #12
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If I want to try a new more elaborate project with lots of folds and measuring I will practice on crap card stock before I move on to the "good stuff".
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:02 AM   #13
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I also gave all my cheap crappy cardstock to my kids. The cheap cardstock can also be used for those little 3x3 cards rather than cutting a good sheet of the su cardstock. Especially since we only need small pieces for those little cards.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:13 AM   #14
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I also use my crappy colored cardstock to print out templates from SCS. I always print two, one for my binder that is uncut and in the same sheet protector I have another that is cut out and ready to trace.
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I use it for my kids too -- I actually (gasp) keep buying it so they'll stay out of my SU paper.

A tip for old DP that you don't like anymore. Try altering it -- we alter everything else right? I've used it to stamp on, changed it with glimmer mist, brayered over, distressed. Some still looks like old "cr*p" but some turns out okay.

Has anyone used old papers to make new handmade paper? I saw something on a TV show once about using a blender and paper.... if you did, did it turn out?
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