Monday, January 26, 2009

Scrap Card Fun - Again!!

If you follow my blog at all, you will know that a few friends and me like to mail crap....oops, I mean scraps to each other with a challenge to make the crap...ummmm, that is, the scrap into something beautiful!!!
Well, I recieved a little envelope in the mail last week...and inside was a wonderful group of scraps from Juanita!! I thought to myself "I must make sure I take a picture of these before I put them on a card"...but, like usual, forgot!! So, I'll tell you what she sent me. First, she sent me the piece of Summer Sun cardstock (it was plain), the small thin strip of white with yellow polka dots, and the scallop circle with the middle circle already cut out. Wasn't Juanita kind...these pieces were easy to put together!!
I started out by using clear embossing powder to add polka dots to the yellow cardstock. Then, I adheared this and the thin strip of white with yellow polka dots onto a white card base. Next, I added the scallop circle with dimensionals for some pop. In the middle, I added this awesome apple that I punched out of some cork cardstock (also on dimensionals)!! I finished the card off
with a small sentiment and some black organdy ribbon (my fav!). I really like this card!! And to think that it was created with a few pieces of scrap!!!! This is why I NEVER throw ANYTHING away!!
So, all this scrap use got my creative juices flowing and I looked over at my HUGE pile of scrap bits and pieces. I have one large clear bin (about 12 x 20") that I keep larger pieces of background, images, etc. inside. I also have a small oval shaped box that I keep tiny bits and pieces of scrap punched circles, squares and other "shapes" that I don't end up using. And I also have a huge jar of bits of ribbon. With all that scrap sitting around, I knew I wanted to challenge myself to make some cards with them all. So, I created all Sunday afternoon and came up with 7 cards, with 2 more sitting on my desk to be put together. And every bit of it is from my scrap containers (except the bases, but even they are used from my half-piece or smaller cardstock pieces ... not one full sheet of paper was cut in the process!!). I was so excited to be using up some of my many scraps ... and I really like some of the end results!! I'll photograph them tonight and share them with you all tomorrow!!
Now, off to find a few scraps to send to Juanita....mmmm, to be kind or evil???!!! I think I'll be kind since she was so kind to me :-)
Tag, you're it...go and make some cards from the scraps you've been collecting!!!! I can't wait to see what you make!
Supplies: Stamps-Scraps from Juanita, Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink); Ink-Versamark, Basic Black (Stampin Up!); Paper - Whisper White (Stampin Up!), cork (unknown); Other - black organdy ribbon, apple punch (Martha Stewart), clear embossing powder.


Juanita said...

I love what you did here. The cork apple is just killer cute.

Jewels said...

I agreee that Cork apple is the bomb! Great Card Donelda!!

catt871 said...

CUTE!!!!! Nice job with the crap!!!!! I should get another package for you this week!!!! :)