Thursday, May 29, 2008

When life hands you scraps......

.....make cards! I was cleaning up my scrap room after the chaos that was left behind after all the frantic end of year gift making and had collected the paper scraps left from the clipboards and cards I made for the teachers. Usually when I have smaller left over pieces of patterned paper that is not SU I never quite know what to do with it and usually end up putting it in my DD's stash for their creative use (what do you do with yours?). But I really liked this paper and decided that I would make some cards with the scraps - not cutting any new pieces - just using up what was there. I ended up making about 9 cards! Here are 4 of them


They are very simple - just DP, ribbon and rub-ons - not even any stamping! I had some cranberry crisp and vintage violet cardstock and ribbon left still and they matched the colors in the paper perfectly (I think it's Chatterbox DP). I can even bundle these up and have on hand for the next gift giving occasion. Maybe then I won't be in such a frenzy..... maybe.......

Oh and just coincidentally June has a blog candy challenge on her blog for just this occasion! Feel free to go ahead and look over on her blog but I am sure I will win :o)

7 comments:

k2kpretty said...

thats cool how u did that! please read my blogs.

June Houck said...

I LOVE these! Thank you for participating in my blog contest. These are wonderful. I also loved your clipboards & cards. Ironically, I have made SU! clipboards also for the teachers for EOY gifts, but I have not started on the cards yet. Great minds, huh? Good luck!

Kristie Morrison said...

Hi there Yvette, from not so sunny Sydney. Came across your blog via June's and just wanted to say hello from Oz. Love the cards!

Tracy said...

these are so very pretty! i love all the scraps -such a pretty combination :-)

Tami said...

Thank you so much for the Blogger Rak! I posted it on my blog today (as part of a fun little b-day contest that I am doing). I loved it!

Nancy said...

Great scrappy cards Yvette!

And THANK YOU for the beautiful RAK that arrived today... I just posted it on my blog!

Heather said...

I love these cards! I'm a friend of Tami's and I just moved out of K'ville 2 months ago.