Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Craft Tutorial, Using Up Some Scraps

Hi all!  
Kristie here from Kristie Kreates
If you're anything like me you have a ton of scraps hanging around your crafting space.
Today I'll show you how to use some of those scraps for a lovely card.
The first thing you need to do is find some coordinating scraps.
I have found some pretty patterned paper and some coordinating pink card stock.
If you like you can choose more than 2 papers.
I have a hexagon punch made by Creative Memories with 2 sizes of hexagons.
I don't even know if this is still available.  
I got it from a "used items sale" at a crop last year.
Once you have decided on papers, punch shapes from the papers.

Next layer and adhere the smaller pieces onto the larger pieces.
Then lay them out on the front of a card base.
As you can see, I didn't have pieces to cover the entire card front,
and that works just fine.
Just arrange them however you find pleasing and adhere to the card front.
I had the space in the center and the lower left open, so I stamped
the flowers onto white card stock with a coordinating ink color.
I then fussy cut the flowers and adhered them to the card with foam tape.
You could also stamp right onto the card base.
There was a little too much white space for my taste in the lower right corner, 
so I stamped the word "Beautiful" directly onto the card base
and that finished for my card.

The possibilities are endless with this kind of card.
Use a lot of different colors for a more whimsical look,
Fill the entire front of the card with punched pieces.
Add a sentiment stamped on a banner.
Just another fun way to use up some of those scraps.
I hope you'll try out this idea with some of your scraps too.
Just use your imagination and have fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you've been inspired and will come again soon.
I'd love it if you'd leave a comment and let me know how you use your scraps.
Then visit my blog, Kristie Kreates, and see what else I've been working on.

Until next time, have fun crafting!