Sunday, April 28, 2013

Holy Scrap!

What a fun weekend! Let me set a little backdrop for you. I can't ever afford ALL of the paper that I want. But I do get a little sampling of all of the new lines by CTMH each quarter. So what I started with, was three 6x6" double-sided patterned papers from the line called "Clementine."

I've been hoarding these, because I wanted to do something fun with them... but I wasn't sure what. First, I CAS'ed a card from this cool site called Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts that I found. A fellow Rocky Mountain consultant! How exciting!


One of the things I liked best about this layout was the use of the distressed doily to the side. I've never thought to distress a doily before. I think it's cute. I also used the stamp set, Card Chatter - Birthday, and a little white crochet flower - you can still get these in the Antiqued Gold Mini Medley collections. Oh, and I used some Sparkles from the Brown and Tan assortment.

 Now then, I wanted to use as much of the rest of my scraps as I possibly could to make cards.  Today's sketch #170 from Stars & Stamps seemed to be a perfect fit! I wanted to use every single last scrap, like squeezing and rolling the very last blop of toothpaste from an old tube! How many cards did I make? Let's count...


1) I used a sentiment from Card Chatter - Sympathy - but "heartfelt wishes" could be anything, right? Birthday? Just in general? These cards are all for Operation Write Home. :)


2) The only things used not by CTMH are the little metal dot/square embellishments, those are off of a page I got out of the dollar bin at Michael's. I also used a Sizzix wood-grain embossing folder. I also used the "You are my HAPPY" sentiment from the Buzz & Bumble Workshop kit.


3) Oh, and another Cuttlebug embossing folder. Did I mention that I love this Clementine paper? Did I tell you how hard it was to get the earworm out of my head while I was working? (Ohhh my dar-ling clem-en-tine!!!) - You're welcome.


More Buzz & Bumble stamps, I colored the little "seeds" and bee stamp with my CTMH alcohol markers, but I will blog about those later!

Four! Four more cards made from my tiny stash of three 6x6 papers. I used a few solids for mats and backgrounds. Clementine coordinates with Champagne, Saddle, Sorbet, Cashmere and I used some Lagoon as well. I used a lot of Saddle ink - this color is really growing on me. I'm glad that I finally used up my hoarded stash for a good cause, and here...


....is all that I had left over. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Oh my dar-ling, oh my DAR-LING oh my DAAAARLING CLEMENTINE.....ack!

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18 comments:

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! Look at you and all these amazing cards. I am so impressed with each and every one and the fact that you created them all today!

Loving how they all match, yet each has it's own style and colors!

I'm sure these will be a huge hit and bring a smile to lots of families!!

Carol L said...

Way to use up those scraps Nancy! I made a set of cards today using all scraps too! I love how each card is different, yet they're all perfectly coordinated and could be used in sets! NJ!

Jen said...

Um... these are AWESOME! Way to go using up all those scraps; they all have the same vibe but they are each so unique!!

Kristie said...

Those are some pretty pieces of patterned paper. Wonderful job making 4 cards out of just 3 pieces of paper. It's so nice that you can still make a beautiful card out of just some small scraps and coordinating cardstock.

Diane said...

I am very impressed- making 4 cards with your papers! And that paperline is gorgeous! Wouldn't it be great if we could buy all the paper we wanted to!! Great group of cards,,,#2 is my favorite!

Erika said...

It feels good to use il all that paper- right? Good job on creating the cards with such pretty paper!

Sarah said...

Wonderful cards--I love how you created such an awesome variety of cards with all the same line of papers :) Love it!

Cissy Murphy said...

What a fabulous set of cards! That paper is gorgeous and you did such a wonderful job using it all up.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I'm blown away by all your wonderful cards. Great job!

Donna Hanley said...

Such a fabulous array of very nice cards. Different and yet coordinated all at the same time. Very, very nice.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wow Nancy, way to go girl! These cards are all fantastic, and that paper is gorgeous. I love how one sketch can look different depending on the papers used. Each one is the same, but still unique. Just Wow! Thanks for playing.

Lori Law said...

These are just beautiful. All of the papers work so well together. They are very pleasing to the eye. Lori

Lee Mae said...

Wow! Great set of cards! Love the papers, but really, really love those sentiments!

Linda said...

WTG on you cards! Just love the tabby things! for some reason the heartfelt wishes is my fave. tfs!!!

Paula S. said...

Great group of cards Nancy! What a beautiful group of papers. I can totally understand why you'd hoard them. :)

Sybrina K said...

Wow, indeed! You really had a productive crafting event! Love the colors in these papers. And, you're right that this is a great sketch to use up some scraps. TFS!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you showed how using the paper a little differently on each card really changed the overall effect. Great group of cards!!!

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