Monday, November 11, 2013

Using Leftovers

Hi guys...this is Cheryl. I am sitting here sorting through, and organizing, my leftovers of paper collections and embellishments received from Flamingo Scraps, slowly trying to go through my scrapbook room and get my beloved papers in order to make my life easier when scrapping. Of course, for me, it is the "putting back" that is the main issue. As I was going through my goodies I noticed I had several nice bits and pieces of the Echo Park Beautiful Life paper collection left from my last project. This inspired me to look for a smaller scaled project to use the rest of these pieces. I decided to attempt to make what is called a "sour cream" container. There are tons of YouTube videos out there on how to make these. I actually didn't think about looking for one prior to making mine, but afterwards I did look and found this nice one. Her dimensions and techniques are somewhat different from mine, but different strokes for different folks! That is the beauty and fun of scrapbooking. There are no rules. Just lots of sweet crafters to share their love and methods of scrapbooking.

To start off I looked through my scraps to find any papers left that could be cut down to 4.50" x 6".

From there I added Scor-tape along just one of the 4.50" edges and on both edges of the 6" sides.

I removed the backing of the adhesive from just one 6" length and from the top edge and rolled the paper up into what looked like a small tube.

From there I flattened one end of the tube, filled it with treats and then on the other edge I closed the opening in the opposite direction of what the other end was. I used my scoring tool and scored three lines on both ends. It now looks like a cute take out sour cream container! From there I punched a small hole and added a 10" piece of the Fancy Pants Seam Binding Collection in various colors to the top and then used a cute stamp and punch from my stash, inked them using Prima's dark rust chalk ink, and added them to the front of each treat container.

Just a really quick, fun way to use up those scraps that would end up being forgotten or thrown away.

As always thank you for visiting my blog. If you would like to visit the Flamingo Scraps Blog, please click here. If you would like to buy any of the papers or inks I used today, please visit the Flamingo Scraps online store here, and to like their Facebook page please click here.

Happy Scrappin! ......Cheryl


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