Wednesday, 25 August 2010

using your scraps...

Do you have lots of scraps sitting around...i know i do...and  when i love a paper line i try to use it all up, even the tiny bits or scraps that are left over. I am going to show you some of my cards and pages that i have made only using the scraps left over from another page...

Okay first up is a card i made using the Delovely line from Cosmo Cricket...you can find this line - here...

This first card was dictated by the scraps that i had...i only had thin strips left over for most of pattern paper...so it meant that i was really restricted as to what i could do...so i chose a card....i cut up some of the strips into small squares...

added some pearls to separate them ...added a sentiment stamp...using Technique Tuesday stamps...and a punched out flower using this punch...

Next up i made this page using my Cosmo Cricket stash...there are so many lines from this company that just work together so i keep them together...i was left with lots of circles that i had punched out for something else and had not used....and as i keep every little piece of scrap paper ( because you just never know) i wanted to use them...it was an idea i had in my head for a while and this was the perfect opportunity to do it...so i grabbed the left over circles and started!!!!

I even used a flower that i had punched out for another page and had not used...i also used some scalloped punches which can be found here...

Next up is one i did using some Echo Park...from the Life is good line...this is my fav line of theirs...i have used it till there is nothing left and i will go back for more as the colours are just perfect and each piece of paper is eye candy... i made two pages from my scraps that i had left over from a Papermaze workshop...

The first one has already been shown on here...
I did the circles as...one...i had loads left over from the workshop that i didnt use and i had some of the squares from the element sheet left over so i challenged myself to use just those...
The next one i did was using scraps of scraps...there was nothing left of this line after i did it...not bad...3 pages and a card out of several sheets of pattern paper huh...

I did this one using the scraps of scraps of the Echo Park line...i didn't have much left so i knew this one had to have small splashes of colour...i kept the background plain by using a sheet of the basic Greys basics and then let the small pieces of pattern paper pop though...

Give this a go...Just when you thought you had finished with a line...put your thinking cap on...look at those scraps and just see where your imagination will take you...

5 comments:

Sue said...

LOVE these ideas - they are so fresh and colorful too- will def use these.

Roxy said...

Beautiful card, it really caught my eye when I was going through my blog updates, but I love the pages too! The circles are just awesome!

N. said...

love your 'circly' designs and the fresh color combo

laterg8r said...

fantastic uses of scraps and circles :D

Traceyr said...

What a great way to use scraps. Can you tell me what butterfly punch you used? Thanks.

:)