Updated: Dec 24, 2019
Do you always wind up with bits and pieces of paper and wonder how you can use them? I just hate throwing away beautiful Stampin'Up(c) DSP paper! I saw a scrapbook page this week that was made using scraps that had been distressed and used to decorate the scrapbook page. So I took the idea and made an A2 greeting card. Now, a 12 x 12 scrapbook page is cut larger than a 5.5 inch x 4.25 inch card, but my idea is the same.
I know that the "in thing" is simple, so this may not be simple enough but I was determined to not waste pretty paper scraps. What do you think? Why don't you see what you can come up with by using scraps and post them for us to enjoy>
Measurements and paper
whisper white base cut 8.5 x 5.5 inches and scored and folded at 4.25 inches
lovely lipstick cardstock cut to 4 x 5.25 inches; this forms a border behind the card front
sahara sand cardstock cut to 3.75 x 5 inches for the topper
Trim 3 DSP scrap strips approximately .75 inches wide and about 5, 4, and 3 inches long.
Clip a V shape on one end and a point on the opposite end of the strips.
Cut ribbon about 3.5 inches in length. (Remember you are using up scraps, so your ribbon may be a bit shorter or longer. )
Punch one white and one powder pink scalloped circle. Mine are approximately 1.25 (white) and 1.50 (pink) inches in diameter. Tape or glue together.
With sahara sand, stamp your sentiment. I used "Hello" from the new stamp set, Beauty Abounds, in the Occasions catalog on page 13.
With Sahara Sand also stamp the tiny dots (glob) from Beauty Abounds. I did this to add a bit of depth and interest. The plain paper was just a bit too simple and plain for me.
Tape the strips in place, approximately 3/8 inch apart.
Tape ribbon across about 1/3 of the way down.
Tape the scalloped circles, centering it on top of the ribbon. (You may want to pop it up with dimensionals.)
Add some bling. I used white pearls. Petal Pink Artisan Pearls in the Annual Stampin'Up(c) Catalog on page 197 would also be pretty.
I hope you have been inspired to create and share your Stampin'Up(c) handmade cards made with scraps!