Saturday, January 16, 2016


Hi Everyone!

This week I finally decided to sort through my cardstock scraps. I had them in large ziplock bags by color and the were getting all bent up. I went to Dollar Tree to find something, anything to store my scraps. I ended up getting medium sized manila envelopes. Not the best solution but I'm planning on put lots of the scraps to use. I should throw out a lot of them but I just can't! I mean, I just got the Spellbinders Sapphire dies and they're small. :)

So......on to a few cards I made with the scraps.

I started my sort with the red/pink scraps. To make this card I glued the strips into a piece of copy paper and embossed it. I used Unity stamps, Spectrum Noir markers, Darice and Spellbinders Sapphire dies to complete the card. I'm entering this in the Unity monthly challenge to use red and pink. Also the Spectrum Noir monthly challenge.

This woven card started out like this:

I taped strips of white card stock to a piece of junk mail. Using the mini circle Gelli plate and Dylusions paints I made my print. The Spellbinders sentiment finished off the card.
I'm entering this in Carolyn Dube's challenge to use something that would have been thrown away. 

This last card was started a long time ago. At least the embossing. I wanted to try something different but I didn't know what. I pulled out some gloss varnish and started painting the raised area just to see what it would look like. I liked it! Once it dried I added the Spellbinders and gems. 



  1. Hi, love these and so glad I am not the only one who keeps all the little scraps cos I have cheery lynn dies which can be tiny as well. Love your bright woven card. Hugz

  2. I also keep little scraps from paper. You never know when a piece is big enough to mat something, use for a corner or highlight piece. I had so much collected over time that I decided to use a plastic square milk crate thing and put file folders in and organize by color. Now when I am looking for red etc I can grab a scrap and if anything left from it I can return back to folder. Every now and then I clean out drawer in coffee table that I stash paper for projects working on at time lol - tends to overtake drawer.


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