Hi everybody! It's Friday here in California and although I have a really long day at work I am excited because I think my husband and I get to go on date night tonight! Woohoo! It's been a while so it should be fun. Anyhow, that's not why you're here I'm sure so let's to get to today's card which I'm calling the Scrappy Little Butterfly. Not because he's a tough little butterfly but because I used a handful of scraps to make this card. Best use of scraps ever. I've done this kind of thing before and now I will make a point of doing it more often.
Like most paper crafters I have a ton of scraps. I store them in a file with the corresponding full sheets of cardstock. Sometimes those files start to get full and it's mostly because the scraps all pile up at the bottom and make my files bulge. An easy solution is to grab a bunch of those scraps in a variety of colors and take them over to your Big Shot. Pull out some of your favorite dies and just start cutting away until you have beautiful die cuts and no usable scraps left. Then, head over to your desk and have a little paper party. Literally everything on this card is from my tub of precut die cuts (that sits on my desk at all times).
Pick out pieces and colors that you may not otherwise have put together and layer them up with glue dots and dimensionals. It seriously fun and it is really nice not to have to interrupt the creative process to go cut more pieces because you will already have so many to work with. This is also helpful for finding new color combos as it's easy to add and remove die cut pieces before they are adhered.
You can see that I used a punch to cut out some leaves as well. If you don't have a Big Shot it's no big deal. Use your punches or leftover pieces from Paper Pumpkin and other kits that you may have purchased. If all else fails, use your paper trimmer to cut strips or squares that you can have some fun with. I still have a ton of scraps so I plan on doing this again soon. I wonder how many cards I could make with all of my scraps... Hahaha!
Well, that's it for today folks. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog-you know it makes my day when you do.
Have a great weekend!
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