Scrappy challenge

When I was making dresses and decorating cards with them, I was using my First Edition Noir et Chic paper pad. I’ve had it for years, love the patterns and glitter, and I adore all but one of the papers. As always happens with well loved pads, it’s becoming very depleted and full of unused scraps.

I set myself the challenge of using my scraps.

How to:

This card is a very simple make.

Cut a gold mat to fit a 7×5 card blank with a small border around, then layer on a piece of cream card with a 1mm border. Don’t attach it to the card blank yet.

Cut scraps to more or less the same height (I used 50mm). Don’t worry if some are a little short, it’ll be hidden. Make sure the edges are straight.

Using your card front in a landscape orientation, glue the scraps along the bottom. Make sure you keep even, straight borders – because it’s such a simple layout, any wobbles are so obvious.

Take a piece of ribbon and attach over the tops of the scraps, again being careful to keep it straight. This hides any imperfections in height. Fasten it behind the card front. Add a bow if you like them.

Attach your card front to the card blank.

Add a sentiment to the opposite side to your bow. This can be stamped or die cut. I didn’t trust myself not to smudge a stamped sentiment at the final hurdle, so I turned to my new favourite’happy birthday’ die from Trimcraft and cut it in gold.

I managed to use a very few, lots more scrap busting needed.

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20 thoughts on “Scrappy challenge

  1. Chela's Colchas y Mas

    Great way to use scraps!

    On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:39 AM, isntshecrafty wrote:

    > Isn’t She Crafty posted: ” When I was making dresses and decorating cards > with them, I was using my First Edition Noir et Chic paper pad. I’ve had it > for years, love the patterns and glitter, and I adore all but one of the > papers. As always happens with well loved pads, it’s beco” >

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    1. Isn't She Crafty Post author

      They’re really thick, but I made dresses with them anyway, there’s a couple of pics on my last post. It’s a gorgeous collection, really unusual colours, 8×8, too, so plenty for the money!

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  2. littleamanda7609

    I never have any scraps because my niece tends to use them for her craft and with the summer holidays here from Friday I suspect a lot of my scraps will be used and so will a lot of my dies and inks! Its a good idea to try and use your scraps if you can though.

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