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Monday, September 24, 2007

Daily Special - Project Reduce Scraps - Day 2

Good Morning Folks! Here are two cards I made for my "Project Reduce Scraps". All of the items except the base card were all made from scrap items meaning already cut up cardstock and designer paper and open packs of embellishments and such.

I'm on a mission to reduce my piles of scraps and I'll continue this until I've reduced my pile somewhat. There's no way I'll ever reduce my pile completely but I would like to put a dent in them.

I had colored the flower images while on the airplane way back in April when I went on my trip to Washington DC and they sat in my drawer since then. I decided to pull them out and use them. The colors of the images were a bit dull looking so I added stickles glitter to jazz them up a little.

I have a ton of buttons that need to be used because I'd like to buy another pack in different colors but I won't do it until I use all of the buttons I already have.

Card Details:

Stamps: Rubber Stampede Stroked Daisy, Studio G
Ink: SU Cameo Coral, SU Watercolor Crayons
Paper: SU Cameo Coral, Green Gable, Autumn Leaves Designer Paper
Accessories: 3/4" and 1 1/4" square punch (photo corners), Foo-la-la buttons, embroidery thread, Making Memories Ribbon, Hemp cord, 1" and 1 3/8" circle punch, Marvy Round Corner Punch, Making Memories Eyelets

Here's another card I made using my scraps. Lemme tell yah, I probably could make a month's worth of cards and only reduce my scrap pile by half. I'll try to work faster than that. It'll be nice when my pile goes down.

I had opened a jar of chipboards by Making Memories I believe 6 months ago and I still have have a jar of chipboards. The chipboard images are really cute but all of the images are daisies, butterflies, and photo corners. How many cards do I have to make using the same images? A lot. . .so I guess I have to find many creative ways to use them in order to use up all the chipboards in this jar.

On to the next project. . .see you all later

Card Details:

Stamp: Rubber Stampede Stroked Daisy, My Sentiments Exactly Thinking of You
Ink: Lovely Lilac, SU Watercolor Crayons
Paper: SU Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Bordering Blue, DCWV Glitter Stack
Accessories: 1" and 1 1/4" round punch, Organdy Ribbon, Hemp Cord, SU Paper Piercer, Stickles Glitter, Making Memories Chipboard


Juliann said...

Great cards! Both are very pretty, I especially like the second card! Love scraps!

Jen said...

wow girl - look at you go. I love these scraps, they are so pretty...

I give you credit... I wouldn't want to use them. hee hee...

keep them coming!!!


Tracy.H said...

These are great, Maria! I love that little butterfly! :0)

My Paper World said...

Your cards are amazing! Its great, that you are turning your scraps into such fabulous cards! These are so pretty!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

OMG!! LOVE all your projects! :)

malieta said...

I love these cards Maria, the flowers are just adorable! I really love the first card.

Gerriann said...

My scraps never look like that. I love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

Brigitte said...

Woww !! Looove those cool cards !!
Great idea to use scraps !! don't we all have them !!! :)

Wife2TJ said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I love checking in on your blog. I love looking at all the beautiful cards you create. I haven't been stamping as much lately, I need to start more. I should join some of your card sketch challenges to help me.

Keep up the amazing work! -Samantha :-)

Stamper Gail said...

Wow, you've been a busy stamper girly. Love that first Autumn card and the others are all beautiful as well.

Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my, have not been to this site in awhile, have been busy on your other site, WOW, you are awesome and one very busy lady, love the cards and love that you are using your scraps, you are inspiring me.