Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scraps Cards

It's been way too long since I played along over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges! This week we were challenged to use scraps. I have A LOT of scraps.

I keep them divided up into bags, roughly by the size of the scrap. The larger/medium pieces are reserved for use in other projects, the little ones I use for piecing, but Ellie also has access to the bag for her projects.

So, this week we got out the bag of scraps and both made some cards.

Here's Ellie's card. She's definitely my daughter - see the fussy cutting on the watermelons? ;)

For my card I used scraps from the Stella papers. This is one of my all time favorite collections, so I'm pretty happy that it's one of the four that was carried over from the last Idea Book.

The sentiment is from last month's Stamp of the Month, Live Out Loud, and I colored in the words You and Better with Spectrum Noir markers. It's hard to tell from the photo, but that panel in front with the tiled strips of paper is popped out using some zap dots.

One other thing I wanted to mention. I often collect up the cards I have on hand and send them out when people are collecting cards for different drives. My go-to card size is usually 4x6, but I recently learned that Operation Write Home accepts only A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") cards. So, I'm going to make a conscious effort to make more A2 size cards in the future.

Thanks for coming by, have a great rest of your weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - Stella papers, Lagoon and Cocoa cardstock, Colonial White Bulk card base
Stamps: Live Out Loud
Ink: Cocoa
Other: Helmar Zap Dots, Tombow Mono Adhesive, Spectrum Noir DR3, BT5


  1. Both cards a very sweet. I think the Stella one looks a little like stained glass. You did a neat job of piecing your scraps together.

    Please let your daughter know her card is really good, too. :-)

  2. Great cards, both yours and your daughter's. Thanks for playing with us at H2H.

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  4. These cards are fabulous...I love how you used the scraps and your daughter did such a great job...She is a little crafter just like her it...great job

  5. I just love that our kids get into our hobby! Great use of scraps, I like that you colored in the sentiment.

  6. Loved the way you lined up the paper scraps! Very clever and it adds a lot of interest. Thanks for playing along.

  7. great cards...Ellie is so talented already! I save my cards up for fundraising drives and whatever they collect, they keep. I feel less guilty shopping for crafting goodies this way! lol

  8. Ooooo! LOVE your "scrap" card, Miriam! The colors and patterns are so rich and inviting and warm. Yum! And your daughter's is too fun! LOVE it when mine gets crafty with me, too! Hugs!