Let me start a new week by getting a little bit organised: I've now made a Pinterest board to house all the things I'll be blogging as part of the Snippets of Words series.
You don't need to have a Pinterest account to see all the posts in one place though - you can just follow this link. I'm also collecting together and pinning works by other people that fit the theme too - so if you're looking for inspiration on how to use any old book pages you have in your stash, then that board's going to be a good place to start!
Now for today's example ... and after the two very small cards I've shared so far ... I think we're starting to grow in size. Well ... ever so slightly:
Note the punched-out circles ... I've had a newly renewed fondness for my circle punches and corner rounder this year. Not sure why although clearly it's a 'round' thing!
And, one tip if you're just staring at a pile of random scraps wondering where to begin:
- start by pulling out all the scraps in similar shades - as I did here selecting blues and greens;
- because, if all else fails ... you can always turn to the most basic colour coordinating to inspire 'something' to emerge from a mass of 'bits'!
As for the wording itself ... it doesn't mean anything at all except whatever the recipient made of it. It certainly wasn't selected for any particular reason ... but I think [actually I know, because she told me!] that the recipient made her own interpretation of it.
- oddities like these leave lots of room around them for people to fill in the blanks for themselves.
- ... to receive the message they want to hear ...
- which may be far more deep and meaningful than anything you originally intended!
There'll be another example featuring 'Snippets of Words' along later in the week until then, don't forget to visit or follow the inspiration board ... and then go sharpen those scissors!