Have you ever looked at your stash of supplies, whether scrapbooking paper or office supplies, and realized you had more than you thought? That was me after organizing my craft room at the end of last year. So I joined a group of girl friends in declaring a 100-project challenge!
For this challenge, you are supposed to create 100 projects using the supplies you have before you buy more stuff. You are allowed to declare exceptions – like I said I could get more adhesive, supplies for my Stampin’ Up! classes, and page protectors for scrapbook albums. However, soon after starting the challenge, I realized I was having a hard time remembering what number I was on, and so I decided to make myself a little countdown ticker.
I found a smaller clipboard at a local craft store for $1 and so I snagged it and brought it home to decorate – hey it counts as one of my projects that way!
I dug into my retired designer paper and found that I had tons of this Junior Varsity pattern and so grabbed a pack and got to work. I covered the front and the back of the clipboard with designer paper and then used the Big Shot to cut out a title using the Go Go Boots alphabet dies I got on the Clearance Rack.
Then for the numbers, I used my Simple Numbers Bigz die to cut out two sets of 0-9 numbers. Then I created cardstock tags that could be clipped up and traded out as I worked my way through my projects.
After I finished, I thought I should have made the title or decoration on the clipboard more generic so I could use it for all kinds of other countdowns – but I guess that means I can make more and they’ll count as another project! 😉