Monday, 11 August 2014

Using up those Scraps #2

Hi everyone.

We enjoyed the lovely weekend with Andy home, take him to the airport today :-(

I did a little bit of gardening on the weekend, please remind me not to leave it so long to weed!  I only did the back garden and that took me 2 1/2 hours!  I still have to do the front, but that will have to wait, as it got too hot yesterday.

This card took me under an hour to make. I did it first thing yesterday morning when I was pottering around and in between wash loads.

Firstly, I cut three different scraps into strips of  3/4".

I used a base piece of card stock (from my plain scraps), I made sure it was big enough for two pieces for my 8" by 3" card.  One for the outside and one for the inside :-)

Covered the base card stock with double sided sticky tape - you could use adhesive card stock, but I don't have any :-) Then just added the strips of paper diagonally across the base.

Then I trimmed it and cut it to fit my card.

Stamped another piece of scrap with the bird and birdcage and added a little Thank You stamp underneath.

All the edges of all the layers have been inked with CTMH Cocoa.

I added a few pearl dots from Flourish with a Bling to finish of the front, and placed the image and sentiment up on foam dots and tape to add dimension.

For the inside I added the patterned background and a little panel, stamped with the bird, to write a message.

That's it, another quick card and using up my scraps.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. WOW, toll gemacht
    glg Gertrude

  2. beautiful card Karon!
    Love that fun background!
    AWESOME job!

  3. A fabulous card.Love the image and gorgeous

  4. Fabulous card. Great papers. Thanks for sharing the background technique. I must give it a try.
    Have a creative day.
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  5. fabulous card Karon! May have to try this as I think I'm starting to drown in scraps that are so pretty I can't bring myself to throw them away lol!
    Kim x

  6. Adorable and great ways of using up those scraps... I have tons of them and just waiting to find the time to do some quilt cards with them...LOL!

  7. Such a cool way to make the background - love that it's diagonal! Very cute!

  8. Gorgeous card Karon, thanks for sharing such a fab idea.
    Kevin xx

  9. This is just gorgeous, Karon!! I love the background...I am going to have to try that!! I have so many scraps I need to use!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. What a brilliant idea Karon and it looks amazing too!! xx

  11. This is fabulous and thanks for the reminder to use this simple technique, which I haven't done in quite a while. I like that you stamped on patterned paper too. That is not something I have ever done and I really like the look of it.

    Blessing hugs,

  12. Karon I love this, I love the long skinny card and the variety of pattern paper strips! Super!!

  13. Karon, this is another beautiful use of scraps! I love the angular design and love how it resembles washi tape! :o) The stamping is so beautiful, inside and out. Gorgeous creation! I hope you have a great da y. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  14. I love this!! Beautiful card my friend!! I saved a couple of videos on making cards like this one but I have not tried it yet. Now I will .Thanks for the inspiration...I LOVE it!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  15. Gorgeous! Thanks for all your support and condolences hon, they really do mean so much to all of us.

    Em x
    Creative Em

  16. OMG!!! So creative!! Beautiful card!


  17. Another great card made with your scraps!
    I love the image of the birdcage with the bird, so cute.

  18. Classy and very elegantly made card, particularly using up these scraps.. as always these are super ♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

  19. Oooh, I love the diagonals. I think I'll have to scraplift this one, if you don't mind. TFS

  20. Karon, this is gorgeous! Love how you made the background paper. Looks beautiful on that skinny card. Another winner.

  21. What a fabulous idea for using scraps on a card! I'll have to give this a try as scraps tends to take over my craft space!!

  22. Very nice and love that background. Great way to use up scraps.

  23. Wonderful job! It turned out fabulous!

  24. LOVE the mix of papers here - bright and happy combo. Hope you are well, Karon.
    hugs, Asha

  25. Fabulous background and a great way to use up those scraps:) I love the vertical card, lovely Karon!!

  26. Hallo Karon, your card is stunning. I love the layout and the beautiful image. Anet x

  27. Fabulous idea Karon......the mix of pattern papers are really pretty! Great card!

  28. Loved this idea Karon...pinning it
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  29. I LOVE your card. You are sure putting those scraps to goo use. Thanks for sharing. Crafty hugs,


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