Happy World Card Making Day everyone! I'm pretty sure it's almost half over for a lot of you. But I'm an east coast girl and Saturday is my one day to sleep in, which means I'm getting a late start over here. Including this blog post! Over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, they have an all day card celebration going on. Every hour there is a new post featuring one of the design team members, including a new card, a sketch, and some tips and tricks. And there are a TON of amazing giveaways from their sponsors. You don't want to miss the fun! My card goes up later today, but you can get a sneek peek here.
I always try and save my scraps or extra pieces when finishing up my layouts and cards. I do a lot of die cutting with my Silhouette and I almost always end up with extra pieces that I don't end up using. I also use a lot of die cut circle backgrounds on my projects, so I have a pretty big collection of circles from the negative pieces that are left over, since I have a very hard time thowing all of those circles away. I figure I can eventually find a way to use them. I have a drawer in one of my cabinets that I toss all the extras into. I created this card using all scraps from that drawer.
The colorful pieces on this card were originally from two award medal accents that I created close to 3 years ago for a project featured in a magazine, and they have been sitting around in that drawer ever since. I took the "ribbon" tail pieces off of one accent, cut them down in size, and adhered them on either side of the layered circle part of the second accent.
I have about 80 of those woodgrain circles leftover from a die cut circle background piece, and managed to use up 20 of them to create a border around the card. I ran a strip of adhesive around the card, quickly stuck down the circles, and machine stitched around them. Super simple. What I really want to do is take the remaining 124 circles and whip up more of this basic design, then embellish the center of the card to make quick birthday cards. The one kind of card I need the most.
I also made this super simple card with a few more left over circles. I have a ton of those yellow ones too, from another die cut circle background. The "hello" was left over from a batch of cards I made a while back for Kerri Bradford, and just never got used.
Even my card base was a scrap. I guess a card base can't really be called a "scrap", since it's more like an extra that will definitely get used. But I did already have it misted, as I had something in mind for it. Then ran out of time and put the card base aside for another day.
And this card uses scraps from a layout I did for Kerri Bradford a while back. When I shared that layout, I had mentioned that I had a LOT of leftover pieces, as my plans kept changing as I went along. This sunburst background was a 6x6" piece, and was already misted with the aqua (the colors look bad here, but show up better in the detail shot below).
I simply cut the background piece down to fit the front of the card, and added the "home" die cut piece which was already misted in yellow. A little machine stiching around the center of the sunburst, and a few tiny alpha stickers complete the card.
Make sure and visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today. They have 13 posts planned for the day, so you'll want to have a yummy beverage and a snack handy, as you read thru everything! And make sure you leave a comment on each and every post, as there are some amazing giveaways going on! Happy World Card Making Day!