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Friday, April 25, 2008

Scrappy Card Friday!!

Happy Friday, Everyone!! I think I'm going to designate Friday as my "scrappy card" day meaning. . .creating cards using scrap pieces from my scrap pile.

With this card, I'm just using up a few Primas that I've had, like. . .forever! I mean seriously . ..forever. I think I bought these little Primas about 2 years ago. LOL! The lace was given to me as a RAK.

My only problem with "scrappy" cards as opposed to "rubber stamped" cards are scrappy materials are more expensive, therefore, the cost to create scrappy cards cost more regardless of how simple the card is.
Creating a card with rubber stamps are cheaper to some degree because if you don't put any embellishments on your card, then the only associated cost is the cardstock and "ink".

Anyway, with this first card, I used the SU Love & Happiness rub on for the sentiment. The designer paper is by K&Co and the cardstock is by SU (Pretty in Pink).

This is just a random card I made using scrap pieces and papers. The only non-scrap item is the ribbon and the base card. Trying to reduce my scrap pile is a daunting task that I don't think I'll ever reduce it completely but I continue to try anyway.

The big flower on my card came from a container of large prima flowers that I bought from Target almost a year ago. I only have a few left in the container so I'm really happy that I'm slowly using it up.

There's a part of me that don't want to use them all up because whenever I went to Target, I noticed that they haven't restocked this large prima flowers for over 6 months now. I know I won't be able to find this particular primas again so I have mixed feelings about using them up but it's silly to hoard them. . .KWIM?

Anyway, back to making more scrappy cards!! I'll see if I can make more of them tonight.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!


Nancy Grant said...

OOOO... lovely!!! Your scraps look wonderful arranged like this.



Teri said...

Hey Maria! I sure know what you mean about hoarding. We can't help it. But use everything! Know why? so we can buy new stuff!! haha!! xo, Teri

Mel M. M. M. said...

OOOOuuuu love those Layouts. Right up my alley, since I use way too many flowers in my stampin' You are THE best! :0) mel

malieta said...

I love your scrappy cards Maria!