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HOW TO USE SCRAPS FOR CARDMAKING

As a papercrafter, there seems to be an endless supply of little bits and pieces left over after completing a project. So every now and then my scrap basket fills to capacity, and in the interests of the environment, it's one of my responsibilities to upcycle as much as possible!


There is also another benefit.........and that is a legitimate excuse for extending my time in the craft room....giggle...for such a good cause.



This card was made using a white card stock for the base. It has some flecks of colour through it which adds a nice touch and the texture is not completely smooth.

I chose 6 smallish scraps each in a different colour and cute 5 of them to the same size. They're approximately 2cm x 9.5 cm so they fit well on the card front, but you can vary that if you wanted to make a smaller card. The 6th colour was cut out using a rectangle die from the Stitched Dies set Item #151820


Next, I ran the 5 pieces of card stock through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Meadow Moments Embossing folder - I used the one with the butterflies and flowers on it. SO pretty! Starting from the middle of the card base, I attached the pink strip of cardstock with dimensionals. Then it's easy to line up the two strips on either side.

Stamp and attach your sentiment. Punch a few paper flowers and layer them up with glue dots so they look a bit lush! A swirl of twine and some glittery embellishments complete the look.


You really could go to town with this design and easily make it for other occasions just by changing up the colours.


Some of my class attendees came up with their own colour schemes this week:


Jan made this one. I love the deep colours she chose & they all work so well together. Doesn't the embossing pop on the two yellows?


Gayle's favourite colour is green....can you tell? This looks so good in the different greens and all layered on a green mat and card base.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you feel inspired to have a super crafty day!



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