Saturday, 25 February 2012


The challenge at Less is More this week is 'Scraps' where Chrissie & Mandi want us to use up those card and paper scraps, so I thought I would show you the pictures above of my scraps (well some of them). I'm not very good at using up my scraps, of which I have copious amounts, before cutting into a brand new sheet of cardstock or DSP and have hundreds of 'already cut' flowers, leaves, butterflies, circles and branches but always reach for the punches or dies rather than seeing what I've already got! Well that changed for today and I have made 2 cards for the challenge, although believe me I could have made a lot more.

I started by making a card blank in Certainly Celery and then cut a piece of DSP slightly smaller and fixed it to the card base. For the top layer I used a piece of Whisper White, slightly smaller than the DSP, cut out holes with different sized circle punches and layered this on top. I collected all my scrap flowers which had been cut with the Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty punch and the 5-Petal Flower punch and decided to use a Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie combination (the only thing I had to newly punch were the two small circles to go in the centre of the tiny flowers) These were assembled and curled slightly before positioning 
in the apertures using dimensionals. A small basic pearl, a couple of branches (from the 2-Step Bird punch) and the sentiment were added to finish the card.

My second card is along the same lines but using some of my many pre-cut butterflies (Beautiful Wings Embosslits). This time the colour combo was Pink Pirouette and Elegant Eggplant, with the addition of a bit of Vellum cardstock, and I embossed the Whisper White cardstock with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder. For this card I mounted the white embossed layer on dimensionals and stuck the butterflies to the card base, rather than the other way round, to give a different diemension. Basic Rhinestones were added to the butterflies for a bit of sparkle.

On a final note I would like to add that no new pieces of cardstock or vellum were cut or damaged in the making of these cards :0)
Have a great weekend and I'll be back soon x


  1. Wow Margaret didnt you do well. Scraps have turned into" first class cards"
    Well done
    Hugs Elaine

  2. These are fabulous Margaret. How 'green' you have been and I love both these creations.
    I may well case your designs for these.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Hola Margaret, gorgeous cards, both are pretty but the second is my favourite, beautiful colours.
    A hug from Palma and have a nice weekend.

  4. Superb use of scraps
    Lovely cards Margaret
    Thank you vey much
    "Less is More"

  5. I love the design concept of these cards Margaret and especially love the one on green. Nice too see a scrap box which looks a bit like mine ! I just can't bin any card !
    Hugs Jane x

  6. very classy looking scraps you've got there! i think you ought to use your scraps some more from now if you can make such beautiful stuff with your leftovers.
    Tara x

  7. Super cards, especially love the flutterbys.

    B x

  8. Both cards are good but the butterflies are my favorite. I like the way you have cut part circles at the sides of the card.

  9. The punched hole design is a great idea Margaret and the cards are lovely. Vicky x

  10. I love your first card, but the second one is absolutely gorgeous. Linbyx

  11. Lovely cards Margaret and a great use of your scraps!
    Sarah x

  12. Gorgeous cards Margaret and brilliant use of scraps. xx

  13. Great cards Margaret, love the butterflies

  14. I love both of these Margaret, the circles in the base card is a great idea as little windows for the embellishments :0)
    Jenny x

  15. Two great cards...but that butterfly card is my favorite! Just beautiful!!

  16. I love both of your cards. Gorgeous x


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