Monday, June 28, 2010

Scrap Happy





What to do with the left over pieces on the crafting table? Sometimes, if they are small, honestly I pitch them. Usually when the pieces are that small, I am just plum tired of seeing the paper and don't want to even begin to think of another use. If the pieces are still salvagable, I may put them away for another day. However....lately, I have been making extra cards. For sale. The first card (pink and brown) I only had a 4" piece of the flowered DP. But I adore the bracket edge and wanted to make just one more card. So, using the same Get Sketchy sketch, just on a smaller card, put my scraps to work. Even the ribbon is a scrap about 10" long- and it was completely used up! The chocolate background paper is down to a 1x4" scrap- tossed (quite freeing actually!) I looked at my challenges for the day and it even met the Corrosive Challenge: use lots of flowers.

The next card uses up the remains of K&Co paper. But I totally LOVE this card, the color combo just pops! Now, this makes me wish I had more of the paper to make a few more cards with this combo!! The tissue flowers are a kick of mine lately. Just about finished off the sewing pattern on the table as well. The thicker the layers the puffier the flower. The button is from K&Co as well. Twine instead of ribbon (which I rec'd a package in the mail and my order was wrapped in this raffia. I kept it for a "rainy" day and love being able to recycle!) The card meets 2 challenges: Unscripted Sketches #61 (I used to be on the DT and LOVE the sketches! It was fun to participate again!) The other challenge was for Our CReative Corner: color combo keep it cool to use greens and blues.

10 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Both cards are very pretty, caught my eye right away! Love that flower, so chic-y and delicate.

Caryl P said...

Beautiful cards Kelly, I love the flowers! So glad you could join Unscripted for a bit of fun this week, I do miss you. I know what you mean about the paper though, I'm forever saving scraps and today it is time to PURGE. Happy crafting!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

gasp! your tissue flowers are amazing! I love them! Seriously, I do and I need to make some now that you have shown how gorgeous they look on cards! Wow! Your inspiring!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two beauties! Love the layout and design on both and they both have fab DP. The handmade flowers are such a wonderful finishing touch.

I am such a paper addict and have so much that I have begun to pitch the scraps too. Honestly, how many boxes of scraps can one have?

So happy you could join in the fun at Our Creative Corner this week!

Kay said...

Gorgeous cards- I love those flowers!

Thoughts2Paper said...

tHIS IS SMASHING

Diane Gilbert said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS!! I LOVE those flowers! Thanks for playing along with "our Creative Corner' this week!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous cards Kelly. We miss you over at US but glad you could play along.

dstandard said...

Gorgeous cards - love them both! Thanks for playing at US!

SarahKaye said...

What great cards! I love the flowers! Is that sewing pattern tissue? Great idea! Thanks for playing along again with US!