Wednesday, March 9, 2011

feeling scrappy?

Raise your hand if you're known to keep every little last scrap of paper, especially quality paper like Stampin' Up! cardstock and Designer Series Paper? Both of my hands are raised for sure!! Yesterday I had an urge to do a little something with some of these scraps just for fun! I found a few cute ideas online at Stampin' Connection (a demonstrator only website) and went to work.

I just love the simplicity of the two cards below. With just a few scraps of paper you can make a clean and simple card, but yet still have that "wow" in there! The first card design (in purples and green) I CASED from a card created by Kristin Moore. I kept everything the same, except for I used a different sentiment and added a button instead of the filigree and rhinestone brad she used.

Stamp Set: retired birthday greeting

Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP (retired)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry button (adhered with mini glue dot)

Tools: 1 1/4" Square punch

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I loved this card so much that I had to make another one using the current Sunny Garden DSP. Did I mention how quick and simple these cards were to make?!

Stamp Set: retired birthday greeting

Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Sunny Garden DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Daffodil Delight button (adhered with mini glue dot)

Tools: 1 1/4" Square punch

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I had so much fun using up some of my scraps that I decided to make another card from an idea I found on Stampin' Connection. This technique I have seen a lot lately with various kinds of Designer Series Paper. I used retired DSP called Cottage Wall.

First I started with my pile of scraps...


I used my 1 1/4" Square Punch to punch out 12 squares of various patterns...


On a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock, I arranged my squares until I liked the pattern...


I adhered each of the squares onto the white cardstock...


Then I lined the paper up using my Top Note Die (one of my favorites!) and the Big Shot...


Here is what it looks like after being cut out...


And, here it is made into a card...


Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (clear mount)

Paper: Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP (retired)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Dimensionals, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

Tools: Top Note Die, Wide Oval punch

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My mom and I were doing a little stamping together, so while I was finishing up my card, she made herself one using the current DSP called Sunny Garden.


Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (clear mount)

Paper: Poppy Parade, Sunny Garden DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Dimensionals, 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon

Tools: Top Note Die, Wide Oval punch

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Hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy digging into your pile of scraps to come up with a fun card for someone special!

7 comments :

Kelli said...

Both hands raised for sure :) This is a great way to use some scraps...and I adore Sunny Garden so I have a ton of those scraps. When I get my Big Shot one of my first purchases will be the Top Note Die...love it and love the card you made with it! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Heidi, I love those ideas! I'm like you & can't throw away any of my scraps! Now I don't have to!
Cheryl

Kim said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these and cannot wait to make some of my own. How easy would that be to do several for a card pack! Great ideas! Thanks!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love the die cut ones, how freakin' cool! The other ones are super cute too and I LOVE easy!

Sarah said...

Cute!! :-)

vicki said...

This was so much fun to make. I wish I had the top note die!

vicki said...

I loved making the patchwork card using the top note die! I just might need to get the die. :)

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