I am a scrap saver. I save bits of patterned paper, I save bits of cardstock… Periodically, I have to sort the scraps because my bins are overflowing! (I save the scraps, but sometimes forget to use them!)
|My scraps 🙂|
I had fun creating this card with scraps I had in my art room. I honestly stuck to all scraps except, of course, the card base, which I used PopTones Blue Raspberry cardstock for. One great thing to do with scraps is use them to punch images from.
TIP: If your scrap seems too small to hold in the correct position inside your punch, use a sticky note to keep it in place.
Scraps Used: PopTones Grape Jelly, Gum Drop Green, Orange Fizz, Hot Fudge, and Razzleberry.
I also used punches by Fiskars and a corner rounder by EK success. Buttons by Close to My Heart, and Stamp set “Spring is in the Air” by Raisin Boat.
First, cut eight (8) scraps to 1 ½” x 1 ½”. Round two opposite corners of each square (such as upper right and lower left). Randomly stamp on cardstock if desired. (I used Close to My Heart’s Gypsy and Cotton Candy Inks).
Place the first square about ¼” from left side and top of the A7 card, with a pointed end facing the upper corner. Continue with other squares to create the first flower shape. Repeat the process starting in the lower left hand corner, creating the second flower, leaving about a ½” between the flowers for the sentiment.
Punch scalloped circle from complementary cardstock. Adhere to flower centers, adhere button on top of cardstock circle.
Stamp “Happy Spring!” between the two flowers several times across the card.
Punch bunnies from Hot Fudge cardstock. I used a scalloped circle punch to “chomp” the end of an ear of one of the bunnies.
Viola! Easy as pie, and making great use of your scraps along the way!
(I actually threw some scraps away this time!)