Thursday, May 31, 2012

A few scraps can go a long way!

Hello, Amber here today and I wanted to make a card to show that Bold Sentiments III: Birthdays can be used to make more than just a birthday card. While there are many great birthday sentiments in this set, there are also a few that can be used for other occasions as well. And I wanted to show you why I (almost) never throw out my paper scraps.
I used the stamp that says "Wishing happiness & joy for today & always". I thought it could be used for so many things including cheering someone up or even congratulations.
All I did was emboss my card base and then used up a bunch of scraps, including Basic Grey's Kraft 6x6 pad and My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze 6x6 pad, and then finished with a label and couple lengths of ribbon. What you can't see is that there are holes in the patterned paper where I punched out a few things. But a strategically placed label hides it all! 6x6 pads may seem little but I sure can make them go far!

But then....I just couldn't help making a birthday card too!! So you get two-for-one today!
 I also embossed this card base and added the same shape label as the card above but then I added more color and lots of birthday fun! I hand-cut the banner and gifts using scraps of EP Dots & Stripes Metropolitan 6x6 pad and tied them all up with some twine. The banner under the sentiment is hand-cut from EP Birthday Boy paper. While most people would probably throw out scraps this small I still insist on keeping them because I think they can eventually be used for something. And then one day I need a small banner and tiny presents and those scraps realize their destiny! : )

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to re-use those scraps!

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  1. Great cards today, Amber!!

  2. Thanks for reminding me to use my scraps! Great examples and inspiration today.