Midnight Quilt Mania

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I've got a lot of Scrap!

Nicole at Papertrey Ink issued this challenge to the Senior Design Team and invited everyone to play along.

We all have 'em. Lots and lots of scraps. Whether it be paper scraps, ribbon scraps or fabric scraps, this month's challenge is to share a clever & unique idea for using those little bits that sometimes end up neglected. I couldn't be more thrilled with what the team came up with for innovative uses of all their little snippets. Please join me in exploring all of their innovative ideas and perhaps even get your creative juices flowing on this New Year's Day!

I thought this was a great challenge since I have a pretty good stash of scraps of cardstock, paper and stamped pieces. I was inspired to create three cards using up scraps in my stash, including pre-cut card bases. I just let myself create something quick and simple using my scraps. Here they are:

This first card took the longest because of the sewing. I also was inspired by the Papertrey newsletter, which focused on creating texture. This card has lots of texture. I used the blanket stitch function on my sewing machine (I need a lot of practice with this one), an embossing plate and some buttons. In the end I think it's a pretty nice masculine birthday card, which I always need and have a hard time creating.

This next card is a quick little Christmas Thank you.

Finally, I have a little note that I can use for a Thank you or even a birthday card down the road when I need it. I left the inside blank for now so I can pick the sentiment when I know what I'll use the card for.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these and maybe you were even inspired to grab some of your scraps and create one too.

Have a fantastic day!

Supplies (All supplies by PTI unless noted) :
Card #1: Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Vintage Labels, Guidelines Two. Cardstock: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry and Lemon Tart. Ink: Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo, Ocean Tides, Melon Berry. Accessories: Brother sewing machine, cuttlebug embossing plate, Nestabilities Label 3 die, vintage buttons and vintage twine.

Card #2: Stamps: Snowflake Serenade, Signature Christmas. Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Kraft, bitty dot dp. Ink: Fresh Snow. Accessories: Filigree white embossing powder, Marvy square scallped punch, Fiskars border punch, Vintage Cream grosgrain and button and twine.

Card #3: Stamps: Take Note. Cardstock: Orange Zest, Kraft, Vintage Cream, Bitty Box and Autumn Abundance papers. Ink: Dark Chocolate. Accessories: Marvy and EK Success circle punches, Martha Stewart (?) border punch, Summer Sunrise twill and vintage button and rustic cream twine.


Nerina said...

I love the way you have used your scraps here! Especially love the composition of the Christmas card - this would work well for mass producing!

Diane Jaquay said...

Cute cards Kim; great use of those scraps :)

*LittleMissT* said...

I am completely in love with that first card - love all the elements on it and how creative to use blanket stitching on your card instead of the normal straight or zig-zag stitches!!

Regan said...

great cards...dont you love using scraps!!!

Helen F. said...

Great cards! Aren't you clever to use this great challenge and utilize a bunch of those scraps~I'd better get busy and make some more cards ;o)

lynn said...

wonderful use of your scraps!

Terri said...

Great uses for your scraps. Love the Blanket stitch. Wish my machine had that one!

Jessica said...

Great use of scraps! I love the big, bold bow on the middle card, especially with the coordinating button!

laos348 said...

Fantastic use of the scraps!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Very beautiful cards! Scraps are a life-saver sometimes! :-) It's good that all of us have them :-)