Tuesday, February 25, 2014
If you give a cardmaker scraps...
...she will make a birthday card! I am frequently teased about the scraps of cardstock and pattern paper that I save. "Oh wait! There's still an eighth of an inch of paper there..." ha...ha...ha...
I'm not quite that bad, but I do save pieces that I think can be used, including strips of white cardstock that are 1/2 an inch wide. Why? They are the perfect size to use with the word window punch and the bitty banners! I also save smaller pieces of ribbon that can be folded and tucked to dress up an image or turned into something else. These scraps also keep me from cutting into a full sheet of paper when I only need a tiny piece, and stretch a spool of ribbon just a bit further!
I was in desperate need of some birthday cards, especially kids and gender neutral. I came across the dinosaur image that I made ages ago and put in my "Do Something With This" box. We won't talk about how many things are in there... I made this paper pieced dinosaur shortly after I made this card. The background paper just looked like dinosaur skin! So I used the scraps (seeing a pattern here?) to stamp and paper piece this awesome guy!
notice the scrap of paper used for the banner!
I also made a gender neutral card because sometimes I forget birthdays (gasp!) and then need to grab a card as I walk out the door. These are great for those occasions! I managed to use smaller pieces of cardstock for most of this card, but the best scrap use is the ribbon scrap as the tails of the badge.
Now I have a few more cards in my file and a few less scraps hanging around! Bonus!!
I hope you are having a wonderful week and perhaps you'll spend a day digging through your scraps too! Who knows what you might find?! Thanks so much for visiting!!
Card #1 Recipe: Paper-crumb cake, garden green, whisper white, Woodland Walk DSP (ret), Ink-garden green, crumb cake, stazon black, Stamp Set-Dinoroar (ret), Accessories-pastels, bitty banners framelit, big shot
Card #2 Recipe: Paper-whisper white, daffodil delight, old olive, Ink-night of navy, old olive, Stamp Set-Blue Ribbon, Accessories-circle framelit, 2 1/2 " scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, perfect polka dot embossing folder, chevron embossing folder, denim ribbon