Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"old world" Christmas - made with scraps

Still enjoying being off from work...and my clean craft room!  but now I have found even more boxes of scraps...GOAL...use 'em or bite the bullet and ditch 'em....some of these boxes are years old!

made this with scraps....faux stitching...some gold studs....and using the "pattern embossing technique" from Gina this week



inside of card:


TIP: I stamped this background stamp (Inspiration Mosaic) onto back of cereal box and cut out all the shapes to make a template. Then I stacked several pieces of scraps at a time, outlined template piece, and cut. Only stacked as high as I could go and keep a straight cut. I now have a whole Whitman Sampler box of cut-out pieces to use for this stamp! even that top, right, tiny, skinny one  LOL

I worked on this for about two hours today (yaaaaaayyyyy for vacation), throwing away one BIG box of scraps for the ONE Whitman box of scraps - labeled for Inspiraton Mosaic.....oh I am loving the organization,  heeee heeee...DH gives me to Friday to have it back to its normal state of chaos!!

(Now, THREE more BIG boxes of scraps to go!!!  but not this week! by big, I am talking the large box Stampin Up uses - that's a lot of scrap)

So how small do you keep your paper scraps???
Have a blessed day,

Details:
Stamps: GKD "Inspiration Mosaic" by Theresa , Holiday Greetings, Signs of Autumn, Vintage Borders
Paper:  Scraps, GKD Cranberry, SU Caramel
Ink: Memento Black and Copic Black Liner, Adirondack's Latte, Vivid Coffee
Embellishments: gold studs
Technique: Pattern Embossing with clear ep

13 comments:

the paper bug said...

This is great! Mind if I use some of these ideas on my blog crediting your blog? I'll be posting more about scraps and using things from around the house in the next couple of weeks.

Rebecca

Gina said...

gorgeous! I have been trying to use up my scraps. The pile is slowly, of so slowly shrinking. At least it is not growing. I need ideas for the 8 billion rolls of ribbon I have!

Vicki said...

Linda, you are so clever! And so organized! Wow! Great use of the scraps! Beautiful job! Blessings to you!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow!! this is gorgggggggggggggggous girl!! wonderful work as usual! :)

craftieodamae said...

You have out done yourself!!! this is fantastic! My scraps go in a big ole box, I try to use them from time to time but it's growing. LOL

Patti said...

I love your card Linda! You can call me OCD if you want..... here is what I do! I first started with a lrg box of scraps. I sent them home with my GD. I now put all scraps in the package the original paper came out of!Cardstock and DP, I use them up regularly! I know OCD.... LOL! I think I'm cheap... I don't want to waste one little piece!

Angie Williams said...

This is a lovely card. Good work!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Just so elegant!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Domna said...

Fantastic card!!!! Linda ...can you get to us master-class?

craft_princess said...

Lovely use of scraps!! And to answer your question...I have scraps EVERYWHERE! LOL! I use them all the time though!

Lori said...

Beautiful card, Linda, great use of scraps. You certainly have enough! I like to keep my scraps over 3x3. I throw away more and more, well I try anyway. *_* Hugs, Lori

Randi said...

Yeah for scraps!!! I am a keeper of scraps big and tiny. I just might need it someday. LOL Your card is beautiful!!

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