Friday, July 22, 2011

Use Your Scraps

Hello blogland!  It's roasting in NJ - 104.6 in my the shade!  Even the birds aren't splashing in the water fountain today, and the pool water is like bath water.  So this heat calls for quick crafts, and I have a new one to share with you.  One of the new challenges at Crafting by Designs is Use Your Scraps, and our challenge is to create a card or layout using the first 3 pieces of patterned paper scraps and one piece of solid scrap you see in your scrap pile, and make stripes out of them on a white or black base. 
Easy peasy!  I used a Martha Stewart corner punch on the end of each piece for a little added interest, added a digi stamp from The Cutting Cafe which had been tinted with Lindy's Stamp Gang startburst stain, and a piece of seam binding that has been dyed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy.  This card took less than 5 minutes - it took longer to tie the bow :)  So come on, get those scraps out and use them! 


Anonymous said...

This is soooo cool! I totally believe in "use it up"! I love the MS fancy ends you made. I will absolutely be trying this on my scraps! TFS!

Aliza said...

Love the corner punch at the end of the strips! That is a great way to use up scraps.