Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Once is enough...

   Hello!  Are you enjoying your weekend?  I sure am!!  It is beautiful out today and in between crafting sessions I plan to sneak out for a walk or two beside the ocean.

   I have a card to share with you today that came about by pooling and using some of the left over scraps laying in piles on my desk!  I tend to make piles of things that get left over from other projects and then challenge myself to use some of the piles for new creations.  That usually happens when my piles all start to topple over and I start running out of room!  LOL  Now you know my secret...I am a SERIOUSLY messy crafter!!  It usually looks like a small hurricane has ripped through when I finish a project!  Anyhow, sometimes great new projects come from those piled up piles!  Today's project is made entirely from piled up left overs, but I am pretty pleased with it!  Take a look:

This is one of the many bday cards on my list to make.  I used one of the flowers I made yesterday and a left over butterfly from a few days ago.  The layers are all scraps left over from other projects and even the base was waiting to be used from another project.  The only thing I had to get up to get was the stamp set which is Fifth Avenue Floral.

  I did a lot of faux stitching and sponging on this card.  I added rhinestones to the butterfly after coloring them with a marker.  I added a punched scallop trim to the bottom of my Chocolate Chip layer.  I turned my  layers slightly on an angle which I don't usually do.  I like for things to be even and symmetrical and so that took me a bit out of my comfort zone!  I was inspired by the sentiment though and threw caution to the wind!  LOL

This was one of the flowers I made yesterday!  I added an antique brad and some Dazzling Details to this one.  I sponged it and used twice as many layers to make it more fluffy!  I like fluffy! :)

Close up of the butterfly with the pink body!

The card one more time!
This was a fun card and despite the fact it was made entirely from scraps I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!

Ok, off to the craft table or the beach or both!  Have a super day!


Carolina Little said...

I love the flower. I'm always looking for flowers to decorate my projects, they look awesome!!!. Love the stitching too. I have such a hard time sewing my cards and here you can't even tell!!!

Margaret said...

This is so wonderful! A fabulous way to use scraps! I have a big storage box for all of my odds and ends and try to get it out about once a month and use some things. Seems like a never ending project :)

Rachelle Escalanti said...

this is fab card! I love the colors and the flower is beautiful. I need to use my scraps more often. I just keep making and making more scraps:)