2.13.2010

Sweet Scraps Challenge

It's day three in the Creatively-Green Valentine's blog hop and I have a new challenge for you. Do you save all your scraps? How about packaging from items you buy? Guilty here! I have two drawers dedicated to scraps smaller than 6 x 6: one for pattern paper and one for cardstock. It seems like I always find uses for these little pieces so I can't just toss them. Also, did I mention I am a paper hoarder? I know. Not something to be proud of but I am! I probably have paper lines dating back 10 years in those drawers. :-) Seriously. I can't part with a tiny piece because I just know they will come in handy for a project. Hence my challenge for today's Creatively-Green Valentine's blog hop. Sweet scraps.
I elected not to make a super involved craft for this challenge because sometimes we need a quick card for someone special but we don't have an hour to dedicate to making that something special.
How about a simple card for that cutie pie?


I know-incredibly simple huh? This card uses 1 inch squares and a tiny heart covered in sugar crystals on a white card base. Tiny scraps were used to make this card and I wanted to share that cards don't need all the bells and whistles (ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc.) to make it adorable. Notice no pattern paper here? Just cardstock,a stamp, and a bit of glitter. Super easy to recreate and even if you don't have a cutie pie stamp, hand write a sweet little note. I hand cut the flower and used a pop dot to raise it up. Easy peasy huh?


This next card also utilizes scraps and a piece from a Making Memories package. The design might be familiar: I used Jennifer's card sketch from yesterday. I ♥ it!

It was also Jennifer that inspired me to use the packaging on my card. The die cut ledger print on this packaging was a must use for a future card/project. One thing you might not notice about this card is it's a mini. Yep. Let me show you a photo compared to a standard card.


It's a mini card. An easy little card to make up for that one you love. I wanted to share with you that cards can be any size. You can fold those small scraps in half and make a darling little card.

Supplies for cards: cardstock: Creatively-Green; pattern paper: Piggy Tales; stamps: craft supply: ink: Brilliance Graphite black; glitter: sugar crystals from Creatively-Green store; floss: Prism; button: craft supply; other: tools: 1 inch square punch and Stampin'Up scallop punch

Are you ready to make something with your scraps? Make a card/LO?project with your scraps for a chance to win these:




Once you are done making your scrap project go to the Creatively-Green blog and leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! Good luck, I can't wait to see your creations :)

10 comments:

DebL

Great cards - I am digging though my scraps now!

Jenny

Cute cards! I also hoard my scraps, always! Have a huge box with scraps. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Come by again soon!! :)

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com

Love your paper crafts, I hopeless with them. I have a drawer full of the most amazing scrapbook paper & not a clue of what to do with it. When I try to make a card it looks like my 4 year old did it! Lisa

CyndiLou

So Cute Amy! Thanks for the great ideas!

jeanna

Those are cute and nice cards! Your ideas are really great inspirations! :)

TFS!

Ali

beautiful, crisp, simple and well: "SIMPLY GORGEOUS" cards. TYFS your work! xx~ A

Jackie

Amy your cards are BEAUTIFUL :)

Marcie

Adorable cards Amy!

Kay

So cute, Amy! What a great way to use up those little leftover pieces. I hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful! ♥♥ Kay

jeanna

Here's a link.. I have three entries..

The first entry:

http://creativelygreen.ning.com/photo/valentine-blog-hop-16?context=album&albumId=3711226%3AAlbum%3A18926

The second entry:

http://creativelygreen.ning.com/photo/valentine-blog-hop-15?context=album&albumId=3711226%3AAlbum%3A18926


The third entry:

http://creativelygreen.ning.com/photo/valentine-blog-hop?context=album&albumId=3711226%3AAlbum%3A18926

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