Here is a card I made all from my scraps
Here are the selected scraps I worked with to create the card
I have a file cabinet where I store all of my scraps, organized by color
A scrap pile where I dump immediately after trimming
Here there, Bleeps! Happy Friday Eve! I was inspired by Mariana
to participate in Nichole’s
Scrap-tastic challenge! I’ve always been an advocate for using scraps. I usually reach for them first on a regular basis, but never to make an entire card. This card was made entirely from scraps! I’ve shared with you a more detailed peek of my studio and how I organize my scraps. I have a file cabinet that I store my scraps by color. Three colors are assigned for each file to conserve filing space. I really like this method of organization, but needed a secondary area near my trimmer. So, this spice rack caddy from IKEA ended up on my countertop and paper just started appearing in there. Well, I ended up liking it and kept it that way! After I trim cardstock or patterned paper, I stick it in this caddy. It keeps my countertop clutter-free and when it gets too full or if the paper is too large, I file the paper away.
To make this card, I breezed through the scrap pile and picked out the papers pictured above. After I selected them, I did not like them, but committed to the challenge and started creating, plus I was wasting time. This card took me longer than my usual cards, mostly because of my unhappiness with my paper selection. In the end, the card did not turn out as bad as I thought, but I would have never designed a card like this on my own accord.
On another chatting note, have you heard about the upcoming CAARDVARKS
challenge? You will have the opportunity to get published in CARDS magazine! How fun is that?! So, make sure you stay on top of the Caardvarks blog so you can get all the details on this fun challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday.
- Trim smokey shadow cardstock to create an A2 card base.
- Trim red patterned paper to fit card front and adhere to blue patterned paper.
- Add stitching.
- Punch circles from blue patterned paper and adhere to create a scallop edge border.
- Add ribbon
- On white cardstock, stamp image and sentiment, then matte on white cardstock.
- Adhere white cardstock to card center with foam adhesive.
Stamps :: Papertrey Ink – on my couch
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – smokey shadow
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – smokey shadow, bitty box, everyday blessings
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink – summer sunrise ribbon
Tool :: sewing machine, thread