Saturday, 9 August 2014

Using up those Scraps #1

Hi everyone.

Well, I did manage to get a little time in the craft yesterday.  I decided that as I have sorted out my craft room, now would be a good time to use up some of those scraps!

I thought I would just go through each scrap paper draw and make a card from each of them.  I am going to use up some of my 8" by 3" cards to do this.

So, for a very quick card, I just picked some patterned papers (pinks/reds draw) - cut them up, placed them how I liked and then there you go.

I used a die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs - Small Exotic Butterflies, still using those same scraps.

All the edges of all the layers, butterfly and sentiments were inked with CTMH Cotton Candy.

The sentiment tickets are from my Polkadoodles stash, and can be found on many of the CD's.

For the inside, I finished off the rest of these scraps and added a little cream panel to write a message.

I added some gems to the body of the butterfly and to the right front of the card, just to add a little sparkle.

So a very quick card.  Hope to have another quick one to share with you soon :-)

Andy is home for the weekend, so won't be about much :-)

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.


  1. Love the colours, a fabulous

  2. What a great idea Karon and I love the unusual card size too. Have a lovely weekend xx

  3. beautiful job Karon!!
    Love the pattern papers!!!
    Have a GREAT weekend!

  4. I love this so much, I think I will try this simple technique. You know how much I like using my scraps.

    Enjoy your weekend with your beloved Andy.


  5. You have gorgeous scraps. Love the card, it's fabulous!

  6. Happy Saturday, Karon!
    Love your scrappy Birthday card... It turned out very pretty!

  7. WOW, toll gemacht
    glg Gertrude

  8. This is gorgeous, Karon!! I love the mixture of patterns!! The butterfly is beautiful!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. What a great way to use your scraps. LOVE your card. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Crafty hugs,

  10. Gorgeous card Karon, I love the pretty papers and the butterfly is pretty. Very good idea to use the scrap papers. Just stunning. Anet x

  11. Your card is very pretty and a great way to use up some of those scraps we all have so much of ;)
    I like the butterfly, a beautiful touch.
    I try to use up all of my scraps come the new year :)

  12. What a pretty card- and all with scraps. That butterfly is just fab with all the detail. Cheery Lane has some great dies. Nice job!

  13. This is such a fun card, Karon! I love the mix of papers you used... such a wonderful use of scraps! The butterfly is stunning, especially with the sparkling pink body. :o) Wonderfully done! I hope you had a beautiful weekend with the whole family together. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  14. Love this idea Karon. Beautiful collage of pattern papers, great card!

  15. Such a Beautiful card and from scraps!! ADORE the butterfly!
    I started working with my scarps about a month ago and my stash is now smaller. Good Idea!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  16. So colorful. Great idea for using scraps. At least yours all go together.

  17. Love this card! So pretty and the beautiful butterfly is wonderful!

  18. Another fab idea and card. That butterfly is beautiful! x

  19. What a fun way to use up scraps, Karon.
    hugs, Asha

  20. Beautiful card and loving the butterfly:) TFS


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