When I wrote the heading for this post, I realised that most might think that these two things don’t go together. Using up our scraps to make a beautiful card for someone special? Really? Well, yes! You really can make a lovely card out of things that are just destined for the bin, and I am here to show you how.
I also wanted to show you that some of the sets that we think are only for Valentine’s Day can be used year round. I absolutely love this sentiment from the Heartfelt set which reads “Being friends is better than eating candy (but lets do that too)” Who wouldn’t like to receive a card with that on the front – as long as there is candy too!
I was inspired to make this card after one of my last craft groups, where we were left with quite a few off cuts and scraps. I saved them all up and challenged myself to make a card out of them. I actually did a Facebook Live video and made several, but this was one of my favourites so I wanted to share it with you. I was inspired by a simple piece of Real Red Card that had been used to punch out a heart. I had lots of little scraps and thought that they would look good peeking out from behind this punched card.
All I did was flip the Real Red card over and put some liquid glue on the outside edge of the heart shape, all the way round. I then chose scraps that were the right length and pattern and simply stuck them to the back of my card, where I had glued. I butted each one tight up against the next to make sure there were no gaps and continued until all the space had been filled.
Just make sure that if you are using a pattterned paper for this that you are happy with which way up the pattern will be when you flip the piece back over. Keep checking!
When this is complete, you can layer this onto some more card to create a focal image. I double layered mine onto Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, to match the papers and to give it some dimension too. I also added some of the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the corners, for a bit of bling.
I added this to the front of a Whisper White card base and decided then that all I needed was a very simple greeting underneath to make my card look sophisticated and special, even though it was made from things that could otherwise have been thrown away.
I will admit to still being challenged when it comes to using scraps but, as they say, practice makes perfect!
Thank you so much for stopping by today… I hope I have shown you that using up those leftovers can be fun. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I have used today, please do click on the links below to go straight to my online store. I am so grateful for each and every one of my customers…
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