Monday, February 27, 2012

Getting Scrappy

The Less is More challenge this week was
DON'T SCRAP IT

This week's recipe is to use some of those left over bits and pieces we all tend to keep


I have my cardstock scraps organized in plastic bags according to color.  Then I have another smaller box of decorative paper.  I also have what I call my UFO (UnFinished Objects) box where stamped images that don't get used end up.  This Robin from Nature Walk was in there.  All I had to do was trim off the edges and  mount it.  I tore the bottom edge.  I also tore the bottom edge of the DP and used a distressing tool on the other edges.  I left the brown layer clean cut.  The design piece was mounted on a Very Vanilla card and the sentiment is from the Three Little Words set.


This card was inspired by a card in Paper Crafts this month.  You can see it on page 45.

I cut some 1" x 1" squares from some scraps, adhered them to a 5" x 3 3/4" scrap of textured white cardstock.  I scored on either side of the pieced strip and stamped the sentiment.  I punched 2 holes with my 1/8" circle punch to weave a piece of ribbon through and mounted it on a Sahara Sand card.

Here's another almost exactly like the one in the magazine.


We had the nicest weekend.  I got to stamp with some friends on Saturday afternoon.  Then our oldest daughter and sweet Emmy spent the night with us.  We had a lot of fun.  Not much sleep, but lots of fun.  I hope they can do that again soon.

I'm so glad you took the time to stop by.  I really appreciated it.

Enjoy!

25 comments:

jimlynn said...

Triple WOW! Love all three of these. Really like the way you did the scrap blocks on the last two cards!
Lynn

Mynnette said...

I am in LOVE with your square colored paper cards! They're AMAZING!!! May I use this idea?! I'd love to CASE you! :) Fabulous!!!

Colleen said...

Fabulous cards, Bonnie! Love all three.

kingstonmama said...

These are fabulous "scrap" cards, Bonnie. I love your robin and your rainbow blocks of color. :) Ann Y.

Chrissie said...

These look wonderful Bonnie! That's a great mix of papers.
LOVE THEM!
We all seem to be the same with our supplies of left over odds and ends.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Elaine said...

Love your last 2 cards - so simple, use up scraps but turn into striking cards!

Anonymous said...

The robin is lovely but those bright zingy coloured scraps are just fab, they make me smile
Anne
x

Marrigje said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the rainbow blocks.

Marrigje

Aileen said...

What fab cards. The robin is adorable and love the rustic torn edges. The squares cards are a super way to use up dp. I hate to waste it. x

Vicky Hayes said...

These are gorgeous cards Bonnie! I love your robin with the torn edges and the mix of papers you've used on your square punched cards. Glad you had a good weekend - those times are very precious.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, Gosh you have been busy, loads of really beautiful cards, love these too:0) Glad you had fun, who needs sleep anyway?? LOL xxx

Misty's Mum said...

Great cards - but I relaly love those colour block cards - what a great idea. I have plenty of that size scrap - ooh I feel a session coming on.

Viv said...

Such sweet cards Bonnie, you did well :) Viv xx

Bev J. said...

Love the squares on the cards-great colors and the design is perfect for using scraps.

Benzi said...

Love your cards, Bonnie. The last two really turned out super with what seems like minimal work and I love your bird card....always love birds.

Eloise said...

Wow What beautiful cards! I love the robin. The other two are so bright and festive. I'm going to have to try the squares one myself.

Faith A said...

Love these cards, so inpsirational, doesn't matter you got the idea from a mag, you passed it on so we can all learn, great stuff Bonnie

Jenni's Jems said...

All three are really great but I love that middle one ! x

lin_ka1 said...

But the energy in these pages. beautiful

Mandi said...

Superb cards Bonnie
Those blocks of coloured paper are superb.
Imagine how many cards we could all make if we used up all our scraps lol
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

GinaA said...

Your inch square cards make a lovely splash of colour. Caught my eye straight away.

Colleen Dietrich said...

All gorgeous cards, but I'm totally loving those color-drenched, Paper Crafts-inspired cards! Great way to use up scraps!

Sharon said...

Three lovely cards.
Sharon x

Susan said...

Bonnie, just wow!! Three awesome cards...my favorite is the second one....it really pops!! LOVE it!!

Jenny said...

wonderful cards Bonnie, I'm drawn to the colourful rainbow on your second card...just beautiful :0)
Your scrap storage sounds nice and straight forward...love the idea of a UFO box in my craft room!!
Jenny x