Monday, 22 May 2017

Cards created from scraps

This time of the year - the time when we are on the verge of a new catalogue - I always get the urge to use up scraps before the products are gone for good. I love to challenge myself to get creative with my scraps. So Friday was the day...

I have this cute little turquoise colander that I keep in my drawer and tuck unused scraps of ribbon, die cuts, stamped images and other bits and pieces, until I get a chance to file them away where they belong. The bowl was overflowing and things were falling out - it was way passed time to go through it. So I challenged myself...
  • Time limit of 2 hours
  • Use as much as I could
  • The only things I was allowed to add - card bases and a thank you greeting
That was it - everything else needed to come from the scrap bin! So today I thought I'd share some of what I created. This first card was my favorite creation.

I love the Affectionately Yours dsp and just couldn't throw ANY of the scraps away. The copper in that specialty paper pack is so beautiful! I used some of the strips to create a border down the side. Added a die cut copper heart, did a bit of free hand paper piercing. Then added a stamped greeting that was in my bin with a little bow from a scrap of twine. So simple but I love how it turned out!!

And this was just the first card! I'm happy to say that I ended up creating 5 full sized cards and 16 - yes 16 - 3x3 cards! Woohoo! Here's a look at the 3x3 cards.

I didn't end up using all my scraps but I did use A LOT of them. Once my two hours was up, I put the rest away where it belongs, tossed some of them and now I have an empty bowl for a fresh start!

Do you ever create little challenges for yourself?

Speaking of retiring products... don't forget to check out the list of retiring products to pick up your favorites before they are gone for good. You can find them here.  And if you are in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park or surrounding areas, here's the information on my New Catalogue Launch and BOGO Event.

New Catalogue Launch & BOGO Event
Wednesday May 31st, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 pm

At this event you'll have the opportunity to pick up the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, shop from it and in turn get to choose the equivalent dollar value for free from my retiring products.*

Here's what you can expect:
  • 2 make & takes
  • a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue
  • for every dollar you spend from the new catalogue, you can choose retiring stamp sets and big shot products from my stash for free
  • door prizes
  • in colour bundle promotion
  • amazing prices on other retiring items
*because the retiring product is not actually officially retired, I will set your selections aside and it will be available to be picked up June 1st or when your new product arrives.

Please RSVP your attendance by May 26th!

Have a creative day!

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