Okay – it’s not that my mom doesn’t deserve a great card from all new materials – but all you crafters out there are probably just as bad as I am about hoarding paper scraps! Crafters are natural hoarders – every time we clip, snip, or crop, there’s a part of us that dies inside at the idea of wasting those precious, pretty snippets.So I decided to go through my box ‘o scraps, and see what inspired me! Here’s what I compiled:
Now, ironically, most of what I used isn’t visible in the pile. Oops.
I decided to kind of play as I went – so I started basic. White cardstock, scored and folded in half. (Warning: this post is picture heavy – I know I prefer them that way, so hope you do too!)
So then I picked two scraps – now this blue one already had a cut-out in it from a previous project. The cutout is from Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies, Labels 14. I liked the color combo of the two scraps, so I just taped the little one to the back of the cutout.
I’d love to credit the little metal letters I used, but I got them in a nice lot of used scrapbooking stuff, so I really don’t know. 🙁 But they worked great! Adhered with some mini brad fasteners, I liked the start of the look! Digging around in my ribbon storage, I turned up this pretty pink and green striped spool, and went all haphazard across the top of the card, using double-sided tape to adhere. More digging unearthed the lovely fake blossoms, and on they went!
Still needed a sentiment – it’s always fun to emboss, so that was a must for this one! Stamped my image using the sentiment “Just for You” – I used the clear Perfect Medium and dusted on some Stampendous Pink Embossing Powder. If you’re not familiar with Perfect Medium – get familiar. I love it. It stamps your image clear, so you can use any color powder you want! I ended up cropping the sentiment with my Marvy Scalloped Square Punch. Turned out pretty nice, I thought. 🙂