Repurpose Your Scraps

At one of our Song of My Heart demo team meetings last fall, we made these little treat boxes with the petal card double punch, so I had a LOT of these scraps:

I never like to throw paper out, even tiny scraps. After pondering for a short time, I decided to trim the punched paper to create a frame and here’s what happened:

What do you do with your leftover scraps? See some more scrap ideas on Creating With Paper Scraps.

 I’m off to create some more…the 2013-14 Catalog is almost here, and I still have lots of scraps to use up! Hope I have inspired you to use some of yours too.
Stamps: Something to Celebrate (ret), Madison Avenue (ret)
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, retired DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Tools: Word Window(119857),  large circle from Owl Builder (118074), 1-3/8″circle (119860), and petal card double(119273) punches
Ribbon: Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta

Inspired By the Tide

Recently I’ve been working diligently at using up some retired DSP scraps in order to make room for new stuff! I was inspired by the design of Beth’s Stamp Camp cards but wanted to use this more masculine paper. Here’s my version.


Which color combination do you prefer?
Stamp Sets: By the Tide (129120 C, 129117 W), Pretty Petites (retired), Pennant  Parade (122740 W, 122742 C), Tiny Tags
Paper: Island Indigo, Naturals Ivory Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Embossing Powder: Gold, Irridescent Ice


Get Well With Thoughts and Prayers

 Usually I use the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set for sympathy cards, but since I needed some get well cards, I changed it up a little. This retired paper somehow reminds me of swirling windblown leaves on this card, especially with the fall color Cajun Craze layer 🙂
Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: River Rock, Cajun Craze
Ink: Soft Suede