Tuesday, November 5, 2013

SSCB#23 Use Up Those Scraps!!

Got scraps?  I think we all do!  Little bits of pattern paper and fancy ribbon that we just can't seem to part with.  Twice a month Serendipity Stamps sponsors a challenge blog where you post projects featuring your favorite Serendipity Stamps.  The challenge this time is to create a project using some of those scraps!  You could win $20 off your next order by linking up your creation here.   Everyone is a winner though because the sale this time is free shipping on all orders $10 and over within the continental US - sale ends on 11-13!

Sometimes I buy the big 12x12 sheets of patterned paper, but lately I've been drawn to the 6x6" size.  They are easier to store and flip through.  I find myself reaching for the bigger ones less and less so I've been cutting the big sheets into 6x6 squares to keep them handy.  Either way I'm left with all sorts of scraps.  I've been trying to convince myself that anything smaller than 3 x 6 should make it into the recycle bag, but of course that never happens.  I made this Thanksgiving card with the 1" left over strips - all from the same pad - my 6x6" Authentique "Thankful" collection.
Want more ideas for finishing up those scrappy bits?  Check out projects from the rest of the design team.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 


Pumpkin Border
Supplies Used: Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Pumpkin Border
Dies:  Spellbinder Scalloped Border One Borderabilities, Lifestyle Crafts Nested Ovals
Pattern Paper:  Authentique "Thankful" 6x6" Collection
Ink:  Copic, Memento Rich Cocoa
Button
Natural Button Twine May Arts
Card Stock:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream

13 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

That coloring...beautiful Jeanne. I have a table full of scraps very similar spread all over my craft room. I should get going cutting me some strips and using them on a card...thanks for the idea!

Jill Norwood said...

This is so beautiful! I love how you incorporated the scraps into your gorgeous design! Love the scalloped edge!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a lovely fall card! Perfect use for those scraps of autumn papers and I love your little pumpkin oval and envelope fold.

Maria said...

A fabulous way to use up scraps! Great use of those patterned papers along with the lovely colorful fall image! Wonderful design, too!:-)

Pauline said...

Love it Jeanne, so autumnal, and cheerful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yes this is the way to do it Jeanne!

Marybeth said...

Love the way you used your scraps, Miss Jeanne! Beautiful choice of scraps too! I love using up my 12by 12 for envelope liners.

Karen Amidon said...

Jeanne, great pairing of all you scraps! Love the design with the fold and your colored image. Beautiful!

Vickie Z said...

Love the borders and love those scraps!! Fabulous image and coloring!!

Lynn Hardy said...

That's a lovely idea Jeanne - I like the patchwork look! I'd like to try something similar and maybe add faux stitching with stamps along the joins of the patterned papers.

Joyce said...

Wonderful way to use up scraps. I think I even have that pad. Your coloring is a great way to tie it all together.

Kim Heggins said...

This is one beautiful fall card and your coloring is spot on amazing Jeanne! I love this challenge and can't wait to play along.

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Jeanne!! Y'all and that SB border die....just the perfect touch between the paper scraps and that fabulous image!!