Using Scraps

Quick and Easy Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper You're in my Thoughts

Delightful Daisies

Unfortunately, I recently needed a sympathy card. 

Sympathy cards can often seem like one of the most difficult types of cards to create.

I mulled it over for awhile, and then decided to get out my pack of Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper. 

One of the selections in the pack is the pretty daisy design.

Perfect, I thought.  I'll just let the designer series paper to most of the work to create a quick and easy, yet pretty and appropriate for the occasion card.

Here's how:

  1. I started with a regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Whisper White card base.  I trimmed the card so I'd have a  3 1/4" panel on the front.
  2. I cut the daisy patterned paper 3" by 5 1/4".  I stamped the greeting from Thoughtful Branches (retired) toward the bottom of the paper using Early Espresso ink, then attached it to the front panel.
  3. I cut another patterned piece from the designer paper collection 1" by 5 1/4" and attached it to the inside of the card to complete.

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I really like how the patterns compliment each other. 

I also like how easy this card came together.

Be sure to check out the  Stampin' Up! collection of designer series paper.

What a great idea!

Let the paper do the heavy lifting for you!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: none

 

Happy Stampin'!

Daisy Delight Thank You-5 Minute Creation

Daisy Delight and Dragonfly Dreams Bee

I was cleaning up my crafting table and found a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (from this project posted HERE) and a bee that had been stamped with Dragonfly Dreams and cut out using the Big Shot and the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies.  

Ah, time for a quick and easy 5 minute creation!

All I had to do was stamp and punch out the daisy, and add a greeting.  

Done!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp daisy image from Daisy Delight twice on a piece of Crushed Curry card stock using Black Archival ink.
  2. Punch daisies out using the coordinating Daisy Punch. Layer one on top of the other using a Dimensional.
  3. Stamp 2-step bee from Dragonfly Dreams onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Crushed Curry and Black Archival ink.
  4. Cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die.
  5. Mat piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper using Basic Black card stock.
  6. Stamp greeting from Daisy Delight onto Crushed Curry card base using Black Archival ink.
  7. Attach layered Designer Series Paper.
  8. Attach daisy and bee using Dimensionals.
  9. I added a large rhinestone from my stash that I colored in with a black Sharpie Pen and attached it to them middle of the daisy to complete the card.

Daisy Delight and Dragonfly Dreams Bee close up

So next time you are clearing up your crafting space, keep an eye out for bits and pieces used for other projects.

These pieces can then be used to create another project quickly.

5 minutes or less!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Archival Black

Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die, Daisy Punch, rhinestone, Sharpie Pen, Dimensional
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Flurry of Wishes Melon Mambo Snowflake

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This is a quick and simple card using non-traditional Christmas colors of Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.  Love this color combo paired with black.

The snowflake was stamped and punched using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and Snow Flurry punch. The black panels overlay a 3/4" strip of alternating scrap pieces of Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. 

Easy, Easy!

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Folded Star-Nacho Average Color Challenge #128

We have a soft color palette for this week's Nacho Average color challenge:

Blushing Bridge, Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate.

Here's my contribution:

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For this card I used the  Folded Star Technique using Smoky Slate card stock and Designer Series Paper and Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper built on a piece of 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" white card stock base.  I cut a circle out of a 4"x 4" Pink Pirouette card front using my Big Shot and Circles Framelits.  I then embossed it with the Big Shot and Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  I secured the folded star behind the cut circle using SNAIL adhesive and added a Blushing Bride ring to the front to finish it off.  I added a Blushing Bride Candy Dot to the center of the star, then mounted it on a Smoky Slate card base using Dimensionals.  The colors reminded me of a baby card, so I added a sweet sentiment using Teeny Tiny Wishes and cut it out using the Big Shot and Bitty Banners Framelits. 

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Smoky Slate

Paper: Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Circles and Bitty Banners Framelits, Stylish Stripes Embossing folder, Candy Dot, Dimensionals

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Corner Bookmark with Scrunchy Flower-Nacho Average Color Challenge #110

We have a soft and pretty color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site:

Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding.

Here's my contribution:

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I decided to change things up a little bit by creating a simple corner bookmark out of Pistachio Pudding card stock and adding a pretty Calypso Coral scrunchy flower.  This is a quick and simple gift idea that allows you to use up some of your paper scraps!

Here's How:

  1. Cut Pistachio Pudding base for bookmark to measure 3” x 3”.
  2. Using the Diagonal Score Board, score at 1 ½”.  Flip the base over and score other side at 1 ½”. 
  3. Fold scored corners down to form a triangle. Place a piece of scotch tape over the flaps to keep them closed.
  4. Cut another piece of card stock to 2 1/16” x 2 1/16” and cut in half on the diagonal.  Adhere one of these triangles over the area where the two flaps meet to create a more finished look on the back.
  5. Stamp Bordering Blooms on piece of Whisper White card stock using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Attach piece to the front of the bookmark.
  6. To create scrunchy flower:

-Punch 6 flowers using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch out of card stock or Designer Series Paper. 

-Scrunch each scallop circle into a ball and then open up.  If you are using card stock, you may want to spritz the scallops with a little bit of water to help soften them up.  Let dry, and then open them up.

-Using the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, pierce a hole in the center of each scallop circle.

-Insert a brad through each hole, forming the flower. 

-Place a small strip of Sticky Strip to the underside of the flower.  Peel off the red backing and apply to the front of the bookmark.

-Use the fringe scissors to cut fringe on a piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper.  Roll the strip and adhere the end using Tombow All Purpose Glue. Hold roll for a few seconds to let glue dry.

TIP: Be sure to place the paper all the way into the fringe scissors for cutting.  If you use the tips of the scissors, you will end up cutting the fringe off.

-Place a small amount of Tombow All Purpose Glue to the center of the flower and attach the rolled fringe.  Set aside to let the glue dry.

-Open up the fringe as desired.  Scrunch or open up the scallop circles as desired.

 

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bordering Blooms

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe

Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Calypso Coral Print Pattern Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, brad, Fringe Scissors, Tombow All Purpose Glue, scotch tape, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Score Board

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Christmas Giving-Money or Check Holder

This year, my husband and I seem to be mostly giving checks as our Christmas gifts to family members.  I wanted to spruce up the packaging just a little bit so I came up with these quick and easy money or check holders.

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Here are the instructions:

Start with a piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper measuring 7 1/2" x 7".  On the 7 1/2" side, score at 5 1/8" and 2".  Fold along the scored lines to create the pocket and top flap.  Secure the sides of the pocket using Sticky Strip.   Cut a piece of coordinating card stock or Designer Series paper measuring 6 3/4" x 1 3/4" for the top flap.  Then decorate the front and inside as desired.  You can wrap ribbon around the front to keep the holder closed.  Or add a little bit of Dotto temporary adhesive to the inside of the embellishment like I did.  This is a great way to use up some of those paper and ribbon scraps. 

Change up the paper for any occasion gift giving!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Warmth and Wonder, Christmas Collectibles

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive

Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Large Oval Decorative Label and Christmas Ornament punches, rhinestone, Dotto temporary adhesive

Happy Stampin'!

Hey There Friend-Left Over Circles

I had left over circles from my punched circle lollipop project (posted on 08/06), and since I never want to throw anything away,  I thought I better make something out of them. For the lollipop project, I started out punching 1" circles, and then decided they were too big.  So, I punched the middles out using my 3/4" circle punch, leaving these funky circles.

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Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamp Set: Hey There (My Paper Pumpkin)

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, various circle scraps

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: 1" and 3/4" circle punches, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue

Happy Stampin'!