Scrappy Hearts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you are like me, you probably have a variety of heart themed items on your crafting table right now. I have a bunch of different sized hearts cut from many different colors of paper as I have been working on my Valentine’s Day cards. I usually start out with an idea…a vision for how I want the card to look. However, more often than not, I end up completely changing the design once I start to cut the pieces and lay them out on the card front. This usually results in a lot of leftover scraps. Sound familiar?

Well here’s a little challenge for you. Instead of putting the scraps in a drawer, challenge yourself to create something right away with them. One of my favorite ways to use up scrap paper and shapes is simply to layer them together to create a little “collage” of sorts. This particular card that I am sharing with you today was created with some scrap paper and extra hearts that I had cut for a different project but didn’t use.

By challenging myself to use up some of my scraps, I also found a fun new color combination for Valentine’s Day. It’s a win-win! I just love using up scraps, don’t you?

 

 

Creating with Scraps

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a variety of card designs to share with all of you that will help you use up all of those scraps you might be saving.  These cards were inspired by the need to clean off my craft table! Only this time I decided to create something with the scraps instead of throwing them in a drawer for later. 🙂

Creating with Scraps

Now just in case you are wondering what Designer Series Paper (DSP) is showcased on these cards, here’s the list:

  • Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
  • 2016-2018 In Color DSP
  • Blooms and Bliss DSP

Basically, I just took a look at the size of the scraps that I had left and started to rearrange them on a card.  Some of the scraps I did cut down a bit to ensure that they fit with the design I was creating but for the most part, I just used what I had!  I encourage you to pull out those scraps you have, simply lay them down on a card and see what kind of designs you can come up with!  It’s quite fun! Enjoy!

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fun with scraps

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a fun project for all of you that showcases a great way to use up scraps!  I designed this card with some of the left over pieces I had lying around on my craft table. Sometimes I will punch or cut out different shapes when designing a project but then decide not to use them. I save all of those shapes because I know that I will use them eventually….like on this card!  To make this card, simply cut down your scraps so that they fit on a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of cardstock. For this project, I used the leftover scraps from a piece of Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper. The pretty flowery patterned pieces were 1 1/2 x 4 inches and the other 2 pieces (on the top and bottom of the card) were simply the design found on the back of the pretty patterned paper…these pieces I cut to 1 x 4 inch. Adhere all of the pieces as shown, stamp a little sentiment on the bottom and embellish with whatever little shapes you like! Enjoy!

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Love Blossoms Series ~ Project #2

Love Blossoms ScrapsGood Morning!  Here is project #2 in the Love Blossoms series.  This particular project showcases a fun design that you can create with the beautiful Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper (DSP) or any other pretty patterned papers that you have on hand. It’s also a great way to use up scraps!

To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. All of the DSP pieces are cut to 3/4 inch wide except for the light pink piece in the middle which is 1/2 inch wide. Starting on the left hand side of the card, cut your first piece of DSP to 5 1/4 inches long.  Each subsequent piece of DSP will be 1/4 inch shorter. So, from left to right, here are the measurements:  3/4 x 5 1/4 inch, 3/4 x 5 inch, 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch, 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch and 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Next, grab your banner punch and make each DSP piece into a little banner as shown (you can also snip the ends by hand to make the banners if you don’t have a punch). Starting on the left hand side of the card, adhere the banners to your card front (begin with the longest piece). Tip: Leave a little bit of the white cardstock showing through. I recommend laying out the banners on your card front first to get an idea of how to space them out before securing them to the card front. Cut a 1 x 4 1/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a little sentiment on the right hand side of the white cardstock using crumb cake ink. Grab a piece of the flowery DSP from the love blossoms pack and “fussy” cut a bunch of flowers….basically, you will cut out one of the flower bunches by hand.  These little flower bunches make fun little embellishments for your projects! One you have a flower bunch cut out, simply adhere it to the left of the sentiment using a dimensional. Enjoy!

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Quilted Christmas

Merry WishesWell…I warned you the other day that I am in the Christmas spirit already! So of course I have another Christmas project to share with you today. However, you can actually recreate card this for any occasion…just simply use different patterned papers. This is one of my favorite ways to use up scrap pieces of designer paper. It’s quick and easy! And the possibilities are endless!  Let me show you how to make this card.

No matter what kind of quilted cards you decide to make, start with a piece of cardstock that coordinates in color with one of the patterns of paper that you will be using.  For the purposes of instruction, I will give you information on how I made this particular card.  Start with a piece of cherry cobbler cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Punch out 12 squares of patterned paper using a 1 1/4 inch square punc004h. I used some of the old scrap Christmas papers that I had on hand. Now I realize the 1 1/4 punch is retired from Stampin’ Up! so if you have a 1 inch square punch that will work just as well; however, I would recommend cutting your white piece of paper at 5 x 3 3/4 inches if you don’t want large white spaces in between all of the squares. Adhere all of the squares to your white cardstock as shown. For the finishing touches, add a bit of ribbon across the center of your quilted background and a layered sentiment.  I used the decorative label, scalloped oval and modern label punches for the layering of the sentiment. Enjoy!

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Fun Projects with Scraps

Do you have a collection of scraps lying around?  If you are like most of us, you do!  And if you are like me, you have LOTS!  This past week I have been working on a variety of card layouts to help me use up some of the scraps that I keep saving.  One of the best ways to use up scraps its to simply start layering them on some card bases. Here are a few of the designs I came up with with the scraps that I had from the new Cherry on Top designer paper pack.003Once I had a few different designs, then I began playing around with ways to create some simple cards.  I pulled out a few stamp sets, punches and embellishments…then I got to work.  I create some cute but simple card designs out of these layouts simply by adding a little tag, sentiment and/or embellishments. So get out your scraps and see what kind of designs you can come up with!

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Scrappy Fun

Today I have some quick and simple little card ideas to help you use up some of those scraps you might be saving. Or maybe you are looking for a simple way to use up some of your designer papers? Either way, these quick little card ideas will work perfect for you!more scrappy funFor this first project, start with a card base color that matches the designer paper that you plan to use.  In this case, I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock. Next, cut 3 pieces of some pretty patterned paper at 1 3/4 x 4 inches. Simply adhere them to your card base spacing them out so that your card base serves as a matte for these pieces. Cut a 3 x 2 inch piece of white cardstock, punch out the top with the scalloped tag topper and stamp a fun sentiment on it. Then embellish it to your liking!

scappy funFor this second project, cut more designer paper to the same size mentioned above and secure them to your card base. The great thing about Stampin’ Up! designer papers is that the are two-sided…so I used the yellow designer paper in the middle of the card (which is the pattern on the flip side of the purple flower paper). This time I cut a 3 x 2 inch piece of blackberry bliss cardstock and made my tag. I simply embellished it with a little bit of ribbon. I stamped my sentiment  on some white cardstock, punched it out with the scalloped oval punch, and did a bit of paper piercing in the scallops.  That’s it! Enjoy!

 

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Scrappy Ribbon Creations

Do you save scraps of ribbon, paper or anything that looks like it could be used in a crafting project?  If so, you are not alone! 🙂 I save everything too!  And I have been busy coming up with different ways to start using all of those scraps I am saving!  So today I want to share a few fun card designs that you can put together using up some scrap ribbon.  Enjoy!

rainbow ribbon scraps
Rainbow ribbon card. Simply run your ribbon scraps across a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a fun sentiment in the corner.
clean and simple ribbon scraps
Grab a few ribbon scraps and run them on a slight diagonal across a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp some fun sentiments like these from the Bravo stamp set.
ribbon scraps flower
For this ribbon scrap card, find a scrap of green for the stem of the flower and a few scraps of purple (or any other color) you would like to use for the flower. Simply fold the ribbon ends together and secure in a circle using glue dots. Put a fancy little embellishment in the center.
ribbon scraps weave card
For this card, use a paper trimmer to cut little slits every 1/2 inch across a piece of cardstock. Then simply weave in some scrap ribbon and decorate!

 

Christmas Ribbon Wreath

ribbon scraps wreathToday I want to share a fun card design to help you use up some of that scrap ribbon you have laying around…and I know you have some! If you’re like me, you save scraps of everything!  I have a whole container full of scraps so I have been busy figuring out different ways to use them up.  For this particular card, I used the wonderous wreath bundle (the stamp set and framelits). I used the framelits to cut out the wreath and the stamps to add a little sentiment to the card. You can really use any type of framelit or punch to create an opening on your card…I just chose a Christmas one because, well, Christmas is right around the corner!

To make this card, I started with a piece of garden green cardstock for the base of the card. I cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock…then, using the 2  wreath framelits, I cut out the  design. Now there are 2 wreath framelits…one cuts out the inside of the wreath and the other one cuts out the outside (outline) of the wreath. Save that little inside piece because you will be using it once you line the big wreath opening with ribbon. Ok…so take the piece of whisper white cardstock with the big wreath hole in it…flip it over and secure pieces of ribbon to the back side, across the hole. I layered my wreath with scrap pieces of red and green ribbon until the entire wreath opening was covered. Once you have all of the ribbon secured over the wreath opening, flip the card over and secure it to your garden green card base. Remember that little white wreath center you cut out earlier? Well, secure it to the inside of the wreath as shown (over the top of the ribbon). I secured it with a few glue dots. Add a little bow and stamp a Christmas sentiment…then, voila…your card is complete! Enjoy!

 

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