Using up your scraps

Have you ever got part way through making a card and then lost your inspiration?  This happens to me more often than I like to admit, and often leaves me with part made cards, embellishments and scraps of card.  In general, I don’t throw anything away; unless it is a complete disaster!

Here I have created a card from the lost elements in my scrap bin…

Made from scrap

I made the wreath using the Jar of Love stamp set when I was trying to come up with some alternative ideas for the set.  I liked the idea more than the execution at the time, so kept it in case it could be improved upon.  I made the wreath by creating a circular template and stamping around it, shaping the leaf stamp to fit onto the curve (so easy to do with photopolymer stamps).  I added Wink of Stella to the red berries for some shimmer.

I had the tree and deer die cuts left over from playing with the Carols of Christmas bundle, I had die cut a whole load of pieces and then not used them.  I simply glued one of the trees onto the card front, and popped the second one up with some dimensionals, and then added the deer die cut, also on dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.

In order to pull the card together I needed to add in another element in Crumb Cake – the deer stood out too much.  I decided to put in mat layer in Crumb Cake to complete the card.

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love (141587)Carols of Christmas bundle (146037)Cheers to the Year (144928)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler (126966)Garden Green (126973)Chocolate Chip (126979)

Cardstock: Whisper White (106549)Whisper White Thick (140490)Crumb Cake A4 (121685)

Extras: Clear Wink of Stella Pen (141897)

If you would like to purchase any of the products used just click on the indivdual product links above or click here to be taken straight to my Stampin’ Up! store.

I hope you like what you see, please leave a comment below to let me know what you think!


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