Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Using Scraps in Cards

They needed someone to do the demo at Stamp Club, so I signed up. I decided to get us playing with our paper scraps for some easy cards. I searched on Pintrest for ideas and made some samples to take to club. (I decided to take pictures on black paper for the cards to stand out, but in my rush did not do a good job of cropping the black paper, sorry) It was fun using up scraps, so I made lots of samples!

First: punching out scraps.  I like the different black & cream papers punched out in hearts. With I love you stamped in the middle.
Then punching out butterfly shapes and placing them on paper embossed with different embossing folders:

Then using paper strips. First, cutting our decorative edges out of the top paper and adhering over strips of background paper.
On this one I also added flowers punched out of scrap paper and dots from a paper hole punch.
Used coordinating paper scraps in vertical strips to make a background and added two other papers underneath and layered all on a blue paper. To blend these different papers together, I stamped over them with a large confetti stamp. Also stamped and cut out a cupcake and added a punched out candle.
This is the same layout with different papers and added punched out flower.
Another fun idea with paper strips is to use them in a sunburst design. Stamped image on a circle, layered it on blue paper, placed it on the lower corner and cut off the extra edges. Also added "pearls" to the upper right edge.

Same card with different papers.

Next, playing with inches, another fun way to use up paper scraps:

 Then placing inches on the diagonal and layering over paper embossed with embossing folders.
Placing inches in a grid pattern and added a punched dragonfly, a small rhinestone and color the center piece with glitter pens.
This is the same design, but using inchie stamps in the same color of ink over word printed paper. Also adhered them on white paper and layered on a green paper before adding to the card.

Then I found a pattern using 3/4" squares (assorted scraps) over two different pattern papers. Also added a decorative butterfly, "pearl" and tied on some fiber.
 Same pattern with black and cream 3/4" scraps

1 comment:

Gaby Bee said...

The imagination you have ~ I enjoyed seeing all your lovely creations, Carol! You create such beautiful cards only with scraps...gorgeous!