Using your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

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Just yesterday I shared a card I made featuring some simple techniques and lots of clean white space. While I was cleaning up from making the card (and yes, I create a surprising amount of chaos for just a single card), I noticed the scrap of paper from which I had cut the butterfly for my card project.

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In the video, I had used a piece of cardstock to do some Distress Oxide ink blending for my butterfly. That scrap, which had one more butterfly cut out off camera for good measure, was staring at me and saying, “Hey, you could do something with me!” And so… I grabbed it and made the card I’m sharing today.

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I had done an earlier practice round when I was designing the card on the left, and I had one extra butterfly from another piece of ink blended paper. I decided to trim off a bit of the panel from which the final butterflies were cut and use that as my top card panel. It doesn’t have perfect position, because I wasn’t really thinking about anything other than creating a colorful swatch of cardstock to use for my die cutting. You can see where the ink is a bit heavier on the left side of the Mom card. But after trimming a bit from the top and left side, I had a workable panel on which to stamp!

I cut out some antennae and the ‘mom’ title from some gold cardstock, and stamped a small sentiment on the front from my Love You Mama stamp set.

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I popped the whole front panel up with some foam tape for a little dimension. Then I glued the butterflies into place, offsetting them slightly and bending their wings upward just a bit. I finished the card with a few small clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh.

I feel like this card is just a happy accident but it does remind me that scraps can so easily be turned into other projects, or embellishments for both cards and scrapbook pages.

I just wanted to share this scrap card with you today! Have a great day.

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Cathy ZielskeUsing your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

5 Comments on “Using your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)”

  1. #1
    peppermintpenguin

    this is bang out of order. scraps are meant to be hoarded for some future, unnamed, useful purpose – until the boxes of scraps take over the house. Yer not meant tae actually **USE** them. tuttut

  2. #2
    carol ann

    Don’t you love it when a scrap meant for trash suddenly becomes your next card? Happy accidents, indeed! Great card, Cathy!

  3. #3
    Ina Nelson

    My granddaughter is amazing at “using scraps” for cards or projects. She is 10 and has no expectations on exactly what things are to be. I admire her for that.

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