Using Up Those Scraps!

So, I recently reorganized my craft room yet again.  I’ve been fine tuning it for efficiency for how I find I craft in my space.  Well, after the last clean up, I realized I had a ton of useful looking scraps lying around on my table.  Now, normally I brush them into a pile and put them in a bag to “use later”.  Though really what happens is that my scrap bag gets bigger and bigger and I always forget what I have.

Today I decided to use up those scraps now so that I didn’t have them hanging around for years to come. 🙂  So, I did not cut one single thing for this card… everything was already cut and lying around.  I just had to glue, stamp, and add a brad.  Not too bad, huh?



The card base was a “whoopsie” that I did for a class sample.  The other pieces were all left over scraps from making other class samples as well.  Even the ribbon I just needed to trim the ends and I was good to go.



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Everyday Enchantment Thank You Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Thank You Kindly
Ink:  Chocolate Chip classic
Paper: Everyday Enchantment designer paper (SAB), Crumb Cake CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, Pool Party CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Calypso Coral CS
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment brads and organdy ribbon (SAB), Big Shot, Framlits Labels, Blossom Triple Layer punch, Paper Piercer, SU Glue stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Everyday Enchantment CASE

Last night was my Creative Card night and it was the perfect opportunity for me to try out a few different card ideas that I had been wanting to play with.  One of those ideas was to play around with a design by my downline, Pam Wu.  She had made this very cool card using the Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment designer paper and framelits, and so when I was trying to create something for my class; it was the perfect place to start.  In the end I changed things up a bit, but its clear the inspiration came from her!



I loved her idea for using the Everyday Enchantment brads in the center of the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  I also really liked how the designer paper looked with the scallop trim border punch on each side of the paper.  So I started with those elements and went from there.  I had wanted to play with the organdy ribbon that came with the Everyday Enchantment brads and so I wrapped it around and through the scallop trim.


Finally, I had the hardest time deciding how to do a sentiment (though I think it would look just fine without one).  I ended up pulling out my Curly Cute stamp set and getting a little creative.  Because the words are so close together on the stamp, I used a marker to color one word at a time and stamped them spaced out on my cardstock.  Then I could cut them out with extra padding around the words and sponge the edges to help them blend.

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Everyday Enchantment Thinking of You Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Curly Cute
Ink:  Chocolate Chip marker, Lucky Limeade classic
Paper: Everyday Enchantment designer paper (SAB), Chocolate Chip CS, Pool Party CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Calypso Coral CS
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment brads and organdy ribbon (SAB), Scallop Trim Border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Everyday Enchantment Framelit Card by Pam

One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! demo is that through the course of my different classes, events, and online wanderings, I meet some pretty awesome people.  That is especially true of the Fun n’ Crafty gals in my downline.  I have a facebook group for us to chat and share info and ideas and I was so excited when Pamela Wu shared this card she had created:

Pamela Wu Framelit Labels card

Isn’t it pretty?!?

I love how it turned out and while I know I’m going to have to CASE it and make one for myself, I wanted to share it with you today.  I love how she used the Fresh Vintage stamp set to make a band for the smaller of the two Labels Framelits and then used the Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer punch for the central flower.  Finish it off with the uber cute Everyday Enchantment brad from Sale-a-Bration and it really pops!

So, thanks, Pam for sharing this card with us and I can’t wait to go try it out myself!

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Berry Blossom Thank You

Something you may not know about me… I tend to be an overthinker.  That holds true for my card making sometimes.  I sit down with an idea and then take forever tinkering with colors, embellishments, layout, etc.  Well, yesterday was different!  I needed some thank you cards and wanted to get them done before the baby woke up and the toddler got bored and started deconstructing the craft room.

So I sat at my table and said, lets do something fast… and one look at a Lucky Limeade flower sitting on my table and the Berry Blossom designer paper in the box at my feet and I was off and running.

So, I had a scrap of the designer paper and I often pull my color combo cues from the paper itself.  So in this case, I decided to run with the Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Wisteria Wonder combo.  Since I had the Limeade flower, I thought the Wisteria made a good border for the patterned paper and built from there.  I was able to get two cards done in about 10 minutes and then I put together this card from the last few scraps.

I popped the Limeade flower up on the largest flower from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch in Calypso Coral and added a little bling to make it fun.  Then, I had already glued down the Whisper White paper before I stamped the Thank You and after stamping, decided it needed something else.  So, enter the Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write marker to the rescue with a bit of faux stitching.  Fast, and turns out I loved it!  I hope it makes the recipient smile too. Smile

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Love Impressions Scrapbook Layout Recipe:
Chocolate Chip, Wisteria Wonder marker
Paper: Berry Blossom designer paper, Wisteria Wonder CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Calypso Coral CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals