Thursday, September 27, 2012

Using Scraps

As I've been digging through my Flamingo Scraps goodies recently, I've noticed that the amount of scraps is getting out of control.  Time to do something about it!  

Cards are my favorite way to deal with scraps.  Bits and pieces that are too small for a layout are often perfect for a card.  They're also a great way to use up die-cuts, stickers and other leftover odds and ends.  Back in July 2011, I shared an upcycled gift card holder, featuring a stitched elephant from Prima.  At the time, I didn't use the rest of the critters in the package.  When I unearthed them recently, I knew they'd be great on cards.  

I started with another of the same elephant I used on the gift card holder.  At the bottom of my scraps container was the 'Heaven Sent' die cut.  I was inspired to make a card that looked like a letter.  I pulled scraps from two different Fancy Pants collections to create this card.  

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants patterned paper and die cuts, Prima elephant

For the next two cards, I used this sketch by The Scrapping Stamper.  Even though it was intended as a layout sketch, it works well as a card sketch too.  I replaced the 4x6 image with one of the animals and put the sentiment where the swirl would be.

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants patterned papers, Prima dog
Other: Bazzill cardstock, Fiskars stamp, Clearsnap ink, Sketch by Shannon White

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants patterned papers and die-cut, Prima crocodile
Other: Sketch by Shannon White

For the last card, I found a scrap of patterned paper that coordinated nicely with the dog and cut that as my background.  The 'rug' the dog is on is actually a die-cut journaling tag.  I sliced off a piece of it to use for the sentiment, then cut the remaining part into an oval.    

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants patterned paper and tag, Prima dog
Other: Making Memories rub-on, Clearsnap ink

I still have one brown dog, one crocodile, and one blue dog left. Stay tuned!


  1. As you know, Cards are my favorite way of dealing with scraps too. Great cards, and I love how you used a layout sketch for inspiration.


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