Use Those Scraps – Part 1

I created a card several days ago as part of my Design Team work for the new challenge that kicked off today over at StampNation. As I created the card, I started a little pile of scraps on the corner of my craft table, but never quite got around to putting them away. Since they were just sitting there anyway, I decided Monday night to just go on and use them to create a couple of KISS (Keep It Simple Stamper) cards instead of filing them away with the rest of my scraps. I’m going to share one of the “scrap” cards today and the other tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check it out!

Mel's Card Corner | Use Those Scraps Part 1

The scraps for this card included the patterned papers and cardstock. The patterned papers I used for this card are from the retired It’s My Party DSP stack from last year’s Occasions catalog, but the Festive Birthday DSP from the current annual catalog would also work beautifully on this card. I created some simple fishtail banners from the papers using the Banner Triple Punch from Stampin’ Up!® I varied the lengths and overlapped them slightly before adhering them together with tape runner.

I used some Crumb Cake cardstock to create an A2 top-folding card base. I used images from the February Paper Pumpkin kit for the stamping. (If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, there’s a three-month prepaid special going on right now as part of Sale-a-Bration!) I used Chocolate Chip ink for the sentiment, Melon Mambo ink for the accent under the sentiment, and Crumb Cake ink for the random background stamping. Once I had all the stamping done, I adhered the layered banners to the card base using tape runner.

Mel's Card Corner | Use Those Scraps Part 1

I stamped another sentiment from the February Paper Pumpkin kit on the inside of the card. Once again, I used Chocolate Chip ink for the stamping. To help further tie the inside of my card to the outside, I added a scrap strip of one of the patterned papers across the bottom of the card and that finished my card for today.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ll have another card tomorrow that I created with more of the scraps I used for today’s card. I hope you’ll join me again as I show you creative ways to put those scraps to use!

Until next time …

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