Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celebrating Scraps!

This is why I'm celebrating!  I'm so thrilled to be the featured guest designer over at the Making Memories blog today to share some of the projects I've made using their adorable new Dilly Dally collection.

Can I share a secret?  I love collecting fun papers and embellishments, but have a hard time using them.  It's not that I don't know what to do with them, it's that once I punch or cut that first shape, my supply of them starts getting smaller. So I use them slowwwly and in little bits and pieces, thus preserving their spot in my scrap space for as long as possible. ;)

I really like to use small sections of my patterned papers as focal points.  This card does just that.  I trimmed this section of the flower paper, accented it with this great acrylic rose brad from the DD collection, trimmed it with a scallop border and then used the Shimmer Alphas to "write" my sentiment.  Simple but cute!

There is a paper ribbon roll in the DD collection with a few different words on it.  I just trimmed three of the words from it, cut tiny notches in each end and attached them under this beautiful fabric flower.  Then placed the whole "medallion" piece over the top of more scraps to make this cute card.

This last card uses a little bigger piece of patterned paper, but then I accented it with smaller strips and another great fabric flower.

See how you can make your stash go farther?  It's the little things that count!

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I would love you to visit the Making Memories blog to see the rest of my "scrappy" projects!


  1. So cute! You are so talented. Love your guest post too. I am all about using every bit of scrap paper that I have so I loved seeing new ideas on how to use them. Thanks!

  2. Congrats to you!!! Love your projects....


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