Thursday, March 29, 2018

Scraps and More Scraps

Do you save all your scraps of papers?
I have 12 x 12 ziploc bags for each color
and they are FULL!
So, one day I sat down and decided to make a few scrap cards
using only scrap pieces, it was a fun and relaxing day!
I also used my Pinterest Scrap Card Inspiration board.
I have around 88 pinned, and decided it was about time I
use that as well.    I scrolled all the way to the bottom
and started from!

I managed five cards before I got bored
and here they are:

The first card I cut the scraps with a Cheery Lynn Designs Fishtail banner die.
The bow and sentiment were 'rejects' from another project.

The second card all I added were a few other 'rejects',
the MS punched flower and the sentiment.

The third card is pretty self explanatory,
using a circle punch.

Fourth card, same as above, but using a bigger circle punch

And the last , my 'struggle card'.
I just could not get those punched hexagons to line up for me
but decided to show it anyways (that was when I quit).
This is the type of card you would give to a
'non' card-maker as they wouldn't be so critical IF they noticed at all...LOL!

So, that is the start of my scrap cards, only 83 more to go....
yep, I plan to let my scrap board inspire me even more!!


Donna Phelan said...

Oh how wonderful, great use of all of those scraps! All of your papers and designs are so pretty! I used to save every little strip of every little DP...not so much anymore, I have all the paper I will ever need, but of course I keep buying more--you know, just in case lol

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, they're all so fabulous!! I have drawers and drawers full of scraps...I need to follow your lead!! I love the designs of each of these!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Oh, YAY! How wonderful and FUN! I love designer paper and I love all these colors and designs! This card maker wouldn't have noticed any problem with the hexagons. They look good to me. I do keep every little scrap, but they're all kept in the storage bag with the paper pad they came from. I keep telling myself I need to do this with my textured paper scraps, 'cause those I keep in separate color bags. I had to go look at your Pinterest scrap board. Wow, you have a lot of boards and all so nicely categorized. Mine are way too general. Someday I'll have to reorganize. Ever since my laptop died I don't have a computer in my room, except for a small tablet and it's sooooo slow. My phone is faster. I think a laptop needs to be my next purchase. It would be fun to refer to all that awesome inspiration. Doesn't work so well with the computer in the living room. What a great post, Diane, and really inspiring! Long comment, huh? Sheesh!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all of them and including the struggle card. I think it is amazing the wonderful cards you created with scraps. I did that one year for Christmas as far as I could before going to other options. So, yes, I do save scraps too! Even tiny pieces of foil and glitter paper as when they are punched out they make great looking embellishments with elegance on a card.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful inspiration on using scraps.The hexagon flowers are my favorite. I have lots of scraps but they are solid colors. For some reason, I don't have much in the way of pp scraps. Have a great afternoon.

Darlene said...

These are AWESOME! So pretty and happy! What fun designs too! GREAT JOB ... thanks for SCRAP inspiration!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun stash! Great use of the scraps - and actually the last one is my favorite!!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these - every single one of them. So much inspiration, thank you for sharing. Now I have to go look at my scraps!!

aussie aNNie said...

Super use of your scraps, and what gorgeous cards too..well done as I admire each one of them. I don't have many scraps, give them all to a young girl I taught card making, two years ago when she was 12 and now makes beautiful cards with all of my scraps.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]