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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Creating with Scraps - Day 4
Back for more, eh??!! Well, I wouldn't want to dissapoint ....
This card has some interesting scraps on it. The background piece was created at least 4 years ago! I know this because I had been working with a friend when I made it but that was 4 years ago!! It is a bleached background and used the leaves from the Stampin' Up! set called carte postale - remember that set - I should pull it out and make a Take 3 challenge out of it! Next up on this card is the tag that the sentiment is stamped on. When I first got my Papertrey Ink stamps, I loved the little images in all of the Borders & Corners sets (I bought all 4 originals and still love them). I created all kinds of background sheets using them and the strips from Faux Ribbon (also PTI). This little tag never got used ... until now!! I had origianlly hand cut the shape so when I made this card, I adhererd the tag onto a scrap of black cardstock and carefully cut around it to give it a black mat.
Here is another cute card. It owuld make a great card for a little person. This turtle is also an image I had stamped off from a friend (many times because I though he was so cute!). I had also previously colored him in ... and there he sat in my scrap bin for many years. So i cut him out and used him. That interesting background piece is actually another piece of packaging. This time it comes from something we bought from the 2010 Vancover Olympics. The colors and swirly design was perfect for my turtle friend. I drew and cut out the speech bubble and added the shells or waves to the card base. Such a CAS and easy card!
Another great card with lots of scraps on it. That background piece was created a few Christmases ago when I was playing around with the can of air technique. The felt strip on the left is a leftover piece I had from a Loonie Stampers Challenge. I remember that one of the colors was to use Scarlet Jewel but I didn't own any ink or cardstock in that color so I went to the local Dollar Store and bought a piece of felt that looked close to the color. I had stitched both edges and used it like a piece of ribbon on the original card. This was all that was left. SEe the square that the senitment is on ... even that was in my scrap bin. I tend to accumulate lots of inchies and circles in my scrap bin so using them up is a good thing!!
More packaging!! I bet you can't guess who bought the item that this came on! LOL My son is so sweet, he will often hand me pieces of packaging and say something like "Here mom, you can probably make a card out of this". He was definately right this time! Mario and his friends are a perfect image to wish some young boy a happy birthday. I was tempted to cheat on this card to make it read "happy birthday from all of us" but resisted the urge!!
Another 4 cards down but lots to go. Make sure you drop back in tomorrow to see what else got created! This is a lot of fun!!