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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scrappy Card

Good Morning and Happy Saturday! This card was inspired by a layout I saw in a magazine called Scrapbook Trend. I've been looking for different ways to use my ribbon and I saw this layout in the magazine.

I buy magazines all the time but rarely ever use any of the ideas that I see in these magazines.

Are you that way too? What's the point of buying the magazines if you never learn from the samples? So not to waste my money, I decided to start "grabbing" ideas from magazines and incorporate them into my scrappy cards.

I'm sort of layout challenged when it comes to scrappy cards because many times, the materials I have don't quite match in color or design and that's where my problem lies.

With rubber stamping. . .a lot of the cardstock match with the ink color, you choose the sentiment, the image and there's almost a controlled layout when creating rubber stamped cards. On the otherhand, with scrappy cards, well, you have to use the stickers and embellishments that you have and sometimes they don't always match in design or color.

I'm learning to be less inhibited. I'm sort of getting over the fact that the papers, embellishments, and cardstocks don't always have to match. Making scrappy cards is a great way to reduce your scrap pile. Except for the sentiment and the base cardstock, the materials used for my card were from my scrap pile. Trust me, my scrap pile is HUGE - 3 years worth, as a matter of fact. LOL!!

Have a great day everyone!!


Michelle said...

Very nice. I love the wide variety of colors and shapes.

malieta said...

Very nice use of your scraps and ribbons Maria! You have an eye for making anything look good and your card proves this!

Cassie said...

Cute! I am the same way - I even tear out the ones that I really, really like. But I never refer back to them when it's time to make a card. I think it's b/c my time is so limited that I don't want to get bogged down in hunting and looking at cards already done. I just need to dig out my stuff and get to it!

Heather said...

Cute idea with the ribbon.

I don't buy the magazines very often because they just don't inspire me enough to justify their price.

Rita said...

This card is really cute, I like the way you used the scrap ribbon! I need to get a jar for my pieces of scrap ribbon their piling up in my tiny little drawer. I'll have to keep this in mind for those scraps. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card - and to think it was made from scraps. Thks for the inspiration. rita

Nancy Grant said...

LOVE iT!!!

Ila said...

I love this Fabulous card...the colors and the way you used the ribbon on it.
I'm the same way with the books...have a them, look at them once and then usually lose them in the pile.

Fe-Fe said...

Love this card, what a fab way to use up those scraps.

Fe-Fe said...

Love this card, what a fab way to use up those scraps.

Joan and Amy said...

This is bright and colourful. Love it. Joan

CraftyC said...

A lovely card!

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

Love your scrappy card girl, I am still working on trying to reduce my pile... you've heard this before.


Teri said...

Hey Maria! Love your scrappy cards! I think we all have those huge scrap piles. We're all in this together! xo, Teri