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What To Do With Your Scraps Card #5



This is my final card from my class What To Do With Your Scraps class.  I think this is my favorite of all of them.  I am not sure if it because I love the DSP English Garden, or Night of Navy, or butterflies or just all of it.  I will definitely be making a bunch of these cards.  I used the stamp set Rose Garden and it comes with 4 different sayings.  That gives you a lot of options.

I used the following products to make this card:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

  • 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • scrap for the butterfly

English Garden DSP #138440

  • cut one at 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • cut one at 1 1/2" x 4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • scraps for the Happy Birthday Saying

I started making this card by stamping the scattered dots stamp out of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Night of Navy all over the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" paper.  I then took Early Espresso and sponged it all around the edges of the paper.  This softened up the look a little bit which what I wanted.

Take your three 1 1/2" pieces of paper and use the Banner Triple Punch on all three of them.  I then sponged early espresso around all of the edges.  

I adhered the banners starting with the one on the right lining it up on the top and right side of the paper.  I gently laid the left on my paper, DO NOT push down until you get it right where you want it.  I then lightly put the blue banner on top to make sure it was centered.  I did not put adhesive on the blue banner yet.   When I get them the way I want them I then press hard on the left hand banner.  Then put adhesive on the blue banner and adhere to the paper.  

I knew I wanted to finish the top with something as I didn't like the looks of the banner tops staring at me.  I found my Night of Navy seam binding ribbon, which looked great.  I wrapped that around the top and adhered it on the back of the paper.  This will also hide any little blemishes you may have.  You can now adhere this piece of paper to your card!   

I used a scrap piece of Night of Navy and used the framelit Bold Butterflies to cut out a butterfly for the front.  I love the detail on this framelit!  I put a rhinestone in the middle to give it a little bit of bling.  

The Happy Birthday came from the Rose Garden stamp set with coordinating framelits.  I just love this set!  You can do so much with it.  I did you dimensionals to give the Happy Birthday a little bit of dimension.  

On the inside of the card I stamped the coordinating stamp to the Happy Birthday in Rose Garden Stamp Set.

I hope you enjoyed all the cards in this series of What To Do With Your Scraps.  I had a lot of fun coming up with these cards.  Now you can go use your scraps and make a bunch of cards! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stampin!



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What To Do With Your Scraps Card #4


Have you ever stamped an image, didn't like the color and try to stamp over it?  Well, I did that and I actually really like how it came out.  

I got all the strips of paper on my card and was trying to figure out if I wanted to stamp the image in Black or Calypso Coral.  I decided to try the lighter color first and see how it looked.  It was ok, but it still needed something.  I tried the decorative border stamp from the Tin of Cards stamp set and I really liked how it finished off the card, but still wasn't totally happy with the card.    I will definitely be using the border  stamp a lot more.  It is really pretty. 

Looking at the card I knew the saying needed to be stamped in the Black ink.  I figured I would just go ahead and stamp it in the black to see what it looks like to make sure I like it.  If I did I would just make another card with the colors I liked.  I stamped it with the Black ink and the Calypso Coral came through the black.  I loved it!!!  Who would have thought it would turn out so cool!!  

Sometimes your mistakes come even better than what you had planned.  You have to love that!

To make this card I used the following products:

Basic Black Card Stock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/5" x 8 1/2 " score at 4 1/4"

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4" one is for the inside of the card

I cut my strips so they were 3/4" wide.  I used the Pretty Petals DSP stack # 138442 as they were the perfect length to work with 6 inches. You can use any size you have. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin!




What To Do With Your Scraps Card #3




Here is a picture of Linda, Stacy and Robin concentrating on making the quilt card we made at our What To Do With Scraps Class.  How do I know they were concentrating so hard?  No one was talking! Hee Hee We had a lot of fun and of course, talked a lot too!  I just love having these ladies at my home for classes.  They are so fun!  

The card I am going to show you today I found on Pinterest by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek.  I loved the colors she used and they matched the colors of my DSP I had picked out.  How lucky am I?!           


Isn't that cute?  I love how it turned out and it was an easy peasy card!  It can't get any better than that!

To make this card you are going to need the following products:

Pool Party Card Stock #122924

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • 3 squares measuring 1 3/8" 

Bermuda Bay Card Stock #131197

  • cut two pieces at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • 3 squares measuring 1 3/8"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" for the outside

Cherry On Top DSP Stack # 138443

  • 3 squares measuring 1 3/8"

I used a 1 3/8" square punch (retired from Stampin' Up!) to make my squares.  You can use various sizes, you will just get a little bit of a different look.  

You will notice that there are small pieces of the squares on the top and bottom of the card.  I used one square from Bermuda Bay and Pool Party to make the end pieces.  I put adhesive on one corner, attached it to the whisper white paper and then cut off the access.  I used the remaining part of the square to do the other end of the design. 

Do you want to know a little trick to make sure the squares are even for lining them up.  On the white piece of paper I drew a line down the middle of the paper lightly with a pencil (from one short side to the other short side of the paper).  You will be covering this up with the DSP squares so it doesn't show when the card is finished.  You want to make sure both points of your square  (top and bottom) line up on the line for the middle DSP square.  I lay out all three piece of DSP paper on the line to make sure it is centered between the top and bottom.  Once I like where they are I then adhere one at a time, leaving the others where they go to make sure everything is lined up. You will want to adhere the center square first.  

After you have the DSP squares attached, you can go ahead and fill in with the remaining squares.  

I wrapped Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon #140569 around the Bermuda Bay and White paper first before adhering it to the base of the card. 

This is another easy card to make with all kinds of paper and designs. I hope I gave you some ideas on what to do with all of your scraps.


Happy Stampin!


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What To Do With Your Scraps Card #2



I love the looks of quilts, but I can't make one to save my life.  LOL Years ago I tried to quilt but,  I couldn't get the squares all lined up perfectly.  I was going crazy!  I blamed the sewing machine, but I think it was me.  No, I know it was me.  I am definitely not a quilter, so I make cards that look like quilts.  

This was a fun card to make and it is a lot easier if you have a 3/4" punch.  You will have to punch or cut out 25  3/4" squares.  I cut out the following paper and measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card stock #140272

  • 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • 4 1/4" x  5 1/2"

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock #133675

  • 4 - 3/4" squares
  • 4" x 4" square

Lost Lagoon Card Stock #133679

  • 4 - 3/4" squares

Calypso Coral Card Stock #122925

  • 5 - 3/4" squares    
  • scrap piece to punch out scalloped oval

Wildflower Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration

  • 4 - 3/4" squares of one design
  • 8 - 3/4" squares of a coordinating design

I used a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock #100730 for the saying.  I wanted some texture behind the quilt piece and went searching through my embossing folders.  I found this one, the Boho Chic, that I had used in a very long time.  I think it goes great with the focal point piece.  

Here is a tip to help you keep everything lined up and in place.  Glue your square pieces to the grid paper #130148 from Stampin Up!.  I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for these pieces.  It was nice to be able to move them a little to line them up.  Everything will line up perfectly and that gives you a base for your card.  I then cut it out of the grid paper, then I used my trimmer to even out my sides.  You should end up with a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" quilted square when you are finished.  

You are probably wondering why you needed 5 Calypso Coral squares when you only see 4.  The fifth one is hiding behind the "thanks".  I used dimensions on the saying so it popped up a little.  

I hope this card gives you another idea of what to do with your scraps.  This card is great for any occasion, because you can just change the saying.  


Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin!



What To Do With Your Scraps Card #1


Do you have a lot of scrap paper?  Is is plain card stock or Designer Series Paper?  What do you do with the scraps?    

My friend, Stacy, has been asking me these very questions.  She suggested I do a class and show them how to make cards with just scrap pieces of paper.  Do I have a lot of scraps?  ABSOLUTELY!!! That is why this class was good for me too. I get to create 5 cards and use up some of my scrap pieces of paper!  It was a win win situation!  Over the next week or so you will get to see all the cards we made at class last night.  

This first card I had made this style a long time ago and thought it was a perfect design to use up my birthday paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I read on a blog, I don't remember which one, that it is the easiest to glue down the bottom layer of the presents first and then the Designer Series Paper.  I totally agree, it was much easier.  I used the word window punch and the stamp set And Many More and they are both on the retirement list.  If you want to buy this very useful punch or stamp set, order it soon or it might be gone.  Don't forget to use the hostess code below.  

Here are the measurements for this card:

Pool Party Card Stock #322924

  • 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • 1 1/8" x 2 1/8"
  • 1 5/8" x 2 5/8"
  • 2 1/8" x 3 1/8"

Cherry On Top Designer Series Stack #138443

  • 1" x 2"
  • 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • 2" x 3"
  • 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • 4" x 5 1/4" - this is used for the inside of the card
  • scrap piece for the saying

For the inside of the card I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set to stamp balloons on the white card stock and the envelope.  I used cucumber crush, daffodil delight and watermelon wonder for the balloons.  I used the #01 pen from the Project Life Journaling Pens to make the strings from the balloons.  I tried to put a loop in my strings to match the one on the biggest package on front.  

You can use so many different designs of paper to make this card. You could make it masculine, for kids, for babies, really for anyone.   What kind of card are you going to make with your scraps?

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Happy Stampin!