Monday, March 09, 2009

Just the Scraps

It's funny that my blog is called "Scraps of Life" because today on the 365 Cards blog my challenge was to make cards with ONLY scraps. I have a huge bin of scraps, so that was such an easy challenge! I often take out my scrap bin and make lots of cards in one sitting, so it was sort of a no-brainer to give this challenge to me. hee hee

Here is what I made:

I embossed the blue tag with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I trimmed the little white strip with the scallop blade on my Fiskars trimmer. I think the Congrats stamp is Inkadinkado.

The tan card is a 2x3 gift card. I used a white-core textured paper (CTMH) and embossed it, then sanded the color off. I used my SU punches to make the greeting stack, and I embossed those too. The stamp is CTMH.

The green and red card is 3x3. I had a stack of white paper strips left over from a card class I taught last spring. The strips were all 3x11, so they are easy to use to make 3x3 cards! I rounded all the edges with a corner rounder. The green paper is K&Company and the red is Basic Grey. I made the flower by attaching a piece of red mulberry paper to some red cardstock, embossing the paper, then cutting out a flower with a Sizzix die. I embellished the flower with a Dew Drop. The greeting is a SU stamp.

The last card is also about 3x3. I used a scrap of green cardstock for the front, which I embossed. Love those Cuttlebug folders! I used SU tag punches for the tag. The greeting as a SU stamp that is supposed to go with one for SU's speciality punches. I don't have that particular punch, but the stamp fit well on the tag punch! I also added a scrap of ribbon. (I keep a bag of ribbon scraps too!)

I hope you are inspired to make some cards from your scrap stash! Make sure you post a link to the 365 Cards blog for a chance to win the Card of the Week prize! Remember, the DT votes on their favorites, so if you want my vote, a little bribery never hurt. (Just chocolate kidding, I'd never chocolate cheat....honest....I love chocolate...I am a very honest chocolate person!)


  1. These are all fantastic, Gloria!! I'm right there with you on the chocolate :).

  2. Sorry about the deleted comments! I meant to say that you did a great job with just your scraps.

  3. Check out all of your cards...magnificent!!!

  4. Amazing what can be achieved with scraaps - super crafting. x

  5. Hi Gloria. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was really nice to meet everyone at TNT and definitely plan on coming next month. All your cards are great!