February 18, 2011

thank you butterfly card + scrappy idea

Edit:
1. Susan, sorry but I don't frequent junk shops in the KC area so I can't help you out. I know there's a multi story antique place that used to be by the farmer's market.

2. A few additions to the shop today just went up. Thanks to those who shopped with me today. :)

TGIF friends! Hope you're gearing up for a great weekend. Today I have an idea for you that will help you use up those little left over scraps. I've been keeping this wooden basket on my stamping table where I toss in little left over tid bits.
Small pieces of patterned paper, die cut elements, extra tags, ledger paper, sheet music, etc.
Little pieces from projects....like the negative pieces from punched and die cut papers and felt. Cute little snippets that may or may not work their way into projects. I toss the scraps in and rummage through the goodies from time to time when looking for a little something extra to add to a project. Every so often I just dump out the items and start over. The key is to not over stock the scrappy basket....just a few items here and there to inspire. :)
Here I used a negative piece from a die cut for a journaling accent in my Project Life album. I stitched around the piece with my sewing machine and then stamped the coordinating frame image inside.
And here I used some colorful patterned paper scraps and die cut borders on a card that came together really quickly.
Using the Bitty Background Blocks and the pinked square die from the Button Card Die Collection I stamped and die cut squares using Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sun inks. Butterfly die shapes are from the Love Lives Here Die Collection.
More scrappy pieces were sewn down for the edge of the card. An Aqua Mist ribbon finishes off the card.
Now, if you're like my Jordy, you'll be rummaging through the trash can in your craft room....searching for those little tidbits that could be the perfect finishing touch for projects. Hopefully now she can just search through my little scrappy basket.

I hope you all have a great weekend with sunshine-y skies and warm temperatures!

12 comments:

Ruth S said...

Love this idea Mish! Your card has come together like a dream ;)
I'm off to find a basket and resolve to keep my craft desk tidier! ;)

alina said...

wonderful, thanks for the ideas!
hugs, Alina

Basement Stamper said...

genious I tell you!!! Love the idea for the project life, and I have a bin already ready to go with scraps I need to use up. Thanks for sharing the wonderful idea!

JeanFB said...

Love what you've done with your scraps, Mish! Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. ;)

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Great idea! I keep mis-cuts and leftover pieces I don't use in a drawer (that is well past needing purged! Thanks for that tip) but I don't keep the negative pieces. I LOVE how you use them, so I need to start doing that!
Thanks for all your tips and ideas!
Sure would love to go junking & auctioning with you. Have any places in the Johnson County area you can direct me??
Thanks, again
Susan

Alicia said...

Very nice. I love the butterfly punched out with the sentiment showing through!

Yvette said...

Yes but the trick then would be to USE that basket of scraps that you have and not just collect them like I have and then find yourself with yet another collection taking up space.... LOL

Melanie said...

I am SO stealing this scrappy basket idea Mish! It sure beats my suspension files full-to-overflowing with scraps that I hoard "just in case" I need them. LOL, I had better start using them up!
Thanks for the inspiration as always :)

Anonymous said...

Can you post more 365....please
Carol (New Zealand)

Sandy Rails said...

My husband does this when he wants to make me a card! He digs around on my messy desk and in the scraps and always comes up with a card!

♥Wendi said...

Another great idea. My daughter will love using all my little scraps too, rather than using a whole sheet of paper. I ♥ it! Thanks for sharing. I always love seeing your scrapbooking too!

Ren said...

Hi friends,

Thanks for giving this useful information! A colorful butterfly card made from construction paper. This card is great for birthdays, Mother's Day, or other occasions.

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