Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Scraps card

In keeping with our recycling theme for this month I thought that I simply must pay tribute to that most common and yet can be the most lovely of projects - the card made using scraps of leftover paper from your stash!

I know that most of us probably have a bag or box we keep the off-cuts from our crafting in; this is a call out to those who are currently putting theirs in the bin!
I can guarantee that given the right project, you'll find a use for most of the little scraps that you might be inclined to put in the bin.

I made this card using a spare piece from a Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter piece of 12x12 that I had used to cover a mini-album, some pieces of leftover Core-dinations cardstock (the black card) and a piece of scrap paper from a sketch pad (the stamped image). Add some embellishments and ink (colouring and stamping) and a bit of white pen, and you've got a worthwhile use for those scraps that could have gone in the bin!

Happy recycling! :)

7 Scrappy thoughts:

Briarwood Miniatures said...

That is beautiful. :)


Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow! That's beautiful!
By the way, thank you so much for my Craft Month prize which arrived earlier this week. Definitely don't have the platinum stickles, and they'll be put to good use!

humel said...

'a' bag or box?! I have an expandable file full of larger off-cuts, and a set of 8 plastic tubs full of smaller scraps, organised by colour!! I never throw anything away... Lovely card :-)

Sandra said...

Beautiful card!! I love scraps too! Hey, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. Much appreciated...have a happy scrappy day!

dianapena8 said...

Love it!
And I agree with you, the main reason I keep a lot of paper scraps is to later use them to make cards, atc's or inchies =D

Kristin said...

This card is beautiful Gayle. The pattern papers are so rich looking and blend with each other very nicely. Glad you kept those scraps.

Jo said...

You're preachin' to the converted here, girl! I can't throw away any scrap - even if it's only 1cm square. You never know, it might come in handy (and it does!). If only it was easier to find that one particular bit.....! Beautiful card, great colours.