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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Daily Special - Project Reduce Scraps

Today's Daily Special is "Project Reduce Scraps". It's a new special I thought up. What is it? Well, yesterday as I was cleaning up my studio, I realized I had so many scraps. . .yah know, cut up designer paper, cardstock, die cuts and images, as well as opened packages of stickers and embellishments and so on. I need to seriously reduce my piles of scraps so I decided that I will go on a mission to not cut up anymore designer paper, not open another package of embellishments and stickers, not cut up any new cardstock until I reduce my piles of scraps.

Anyway, here is the first card I made using primarily scraps of stuff I had lying around. The only thing that wasn't a scrap item are the sentiment and ribbon. I stamped that image on to a scrap cardstock and added the ribbon.

We'll see if I can reduce my mess. This will be tough because I don't like to use materials of the same design consecutively in a row. I have this thing about not repeating my designs. That's the reason why I have so many scraps. Anyway, we'll see what I come up with throughout the week.

Card Details:
Stamp: Clear Expressions Friendship
Ink: SU Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean
Paper: SU Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean, Making Memories Designer Paper
Accessories: Sizzix Heart Die, Fiskar "scallop" scissors, 1 inch circle punch, SU double circle punch, embroidery thread, Darice rhinestones, Craft Narrows Ribbon, SU Key Tag punch


My Paper World said...

Such a stunning card made from scraps!! I love the colours, this is gorgeous!

Scrappy Moments said...

What a Great way of using up those scraps, Awesome Card, and Love that sketch too :) You have a wonderful Blog :)

Angie :)

Lindsay said...

Beautiful colors in this card! Not scrappy at all!
BTW, I like to use my scraps to make tags sometimes. Usually the pieces are just about right for that. Or mini thank you cards.

Jen said...

ok cool - can't wait to see what you do with your scraps. I've been giving some away as RAK's.... I like to use different ones too.... or maybe I should mass produce on my stuffs, huh?!


malieta said...

You did a great job using up your scraps Maria. Your card is awesome!
I need to take a hint and get rid of my growing pile. :)

Rita said...

Great idea, I have loads of scraps too, from scrapping. You may have all of us on a mission with you girl! Cute card, I love it!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful card!!! You did a wonderful job on this!

Karen said...

Oh I love this card. The colors, the paper, the design. It's just perfect!

Rachel said...

Beautiful card! Another of your blog lovers who needs to join the mission. My table is horrendously piled up with scraps. :(

2 Worlds said...

that looks great for scraps