Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Scrap Cards

I can't believe it is 2 months since I have put anything on this blog. Christmas takes over. My New Years resolution is to free-up space in my calender and so "no" to certain requests, because I just ran out of time in 2009.

Another NYR, is to use up as much of the paper and cardstock I buy for a project and stop hording the left-over in another box which will never see the light of day again. So yesterday I did just that.

This was the first project. 1 12x12 patterned paper and 2 12x12 card stock - all used and actually made into 5 cards. Two I have sent and these three, which I can keep in my card box to send at a later date.

A new baby boy, little Freddy, was born in December, so I made the centre card which has a little pocket inside where we put a gift card. The pocket was made using the pale blue card with a strip of four little pictures of the rabbit and duck with the and topped with four pearl card candy's, the same as those in each corner on the front. I embossed "Its A Boy" with my Cuttlebug and added to each card which gave it a message.

These three were so simple. All made from left overs. left over chipboard letters I had bought, used a few and had the rest just sitting there. The clever bit is to make up a word with what is left - it's a bit like playing scrabble. But these words are right for young peoples birthday cards. For the middle card I found a acrylic butterfly that I had cut and embossed again using my cuttlebug and had stuck it in a box for later. Now with a bit of glitter makes a birthday card.

So there we are girls, all made with left overs.........just like the turkey soup we are having today.

Sprinkles of love