Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Birthday card with Scraps!

While I was offline with computer problems this past weekend I used some of the time to clean up my craft room.  Where does all the bits of paper and debris come from?  I already need to vacuum again!

Anyway, while I was cleaning up my stamping table I noticed how much paper I needed to put away and decided to play around and make some cards using scraps.  I actually had the card base there as well. 

Here is what I came up with.  I am pleased with the way it turned out!  I hope you like it too!

 Scallop Circles are 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2".

 Here's how I made my flower:
First, I punched the shapes out, laid them on my Stampin Up Stamp Cleaner (you can use anything really), and sprayed them with water.
Then I wadded them up! I decided to add some solids as well in
Stampin UP Marina Mist & Not Quite Navy.

I let them dry for a bit then opened them up.  Be careful with the Design Paper it is a little more delicate.  You might even want to open these a little before they are completely dry.  Then just let them set out for a little longer to dry.

Then put the layers together.  I played around a little with them to see which ones I like together the best.  As you can see, I didn't use all my pieces.  I used glue dots to keep the layers together, used a crop-a-dile to punch a hole then used a brad.  You can also just adhere the layers together and use a button which is really cute!
Card Base: SU  Marina Mist 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Not Quite Navy 3 1/4" X 5"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU River Rock, Chocolate Chip, White, SU DP scrap
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Stamps:  PTI Communique Sentiments
Accessories:  Sticky Rhinestones, SU District Ribbon, Cuttlebug & Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Scallop circle punches, Silver Brad

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. super cute...and thanks for the tutorial

  2. Fabulous card! The blues and browns together are gorgeous and I love how you did that flower!

  3. Sweet card! Thank you for the picture tutorial!
    Looks simple :) I should give it a try.

  4. Oh, this is cute and I love the tutorial! Thanks for the tips!

  5. Awesome card! Even better when you can make something so fun using up some of those scraps, too. Great tutorial on the layered flower. I will have to give it a try! Thanks! :)

  6. Love the card. I like seeing how different flowers are made.
    Linda in Stanwood

  7. Thanks for sharing! I had to go try to make a flower after I saw your post...LOVE! I cut some more scallop circles last night and will be playing with more flowers today. I so enjoy your blog!

  8. Wonderful card made with scraps! Thanks for the flower tut!:)

  9. Very pretty card...Love the flower...Thank you for the tutorial...


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