Using Leftovers on a Card


I have a LOT of leftover bits and pieces that I keep in a box in my craft room. A few days ago I made a card that used a background die, and for that I used part of a 6×6 sheet of patterned paper. That left me with a narrow strip of beautiful paper.

I had purposely cut the paper so I had this beautiful piece left to do something with. (See the right hand side of the card.) What that would be, I had no idea.

When I rummaged through my leftovers/scrap box, I found a jagged piece of cardstock that almost perfectly matched the green/grey background of the dsp.

Using my Spellbinders Curved Borders Two die set, I die-cut the edge of the cardstock and layered it against the dsp. Then measured up the opposite side and trimmed it to fit the cardbase.

I stamped the greeting using Stampin’ Up! set Painted Flowers, and stuck the cardstock down over the top of the dsp which I’d already glued down. (I used a white cardbase, because these are cards I donate, and the recipients need a light-coloured base to write in.)

Unfortunately the card looked way too bare on the left hand side, so again I rummaged through my scrap box. I found a small piece of cardstock that was an almost perfect match for the cream flowers in the dsp. (Despite the photo looking otherwise!)  This time I ran though through my die-cutter with the SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

I added a couple of matching pearls, and the card was done.

Last but not least, I’d like to add a special mention to my dear friend Karen (Crafty Kazza’s Cardmaking), who cased this card. I adore her card – it is fabulous!

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8 thoughts on “Using Leftovers on a Card

  1. Gorgeous in every way and no one would guess it was made from leftovers. It looks like it was planned that way.

  2. Thanks Donna. Sometimes balance is hard to achieve. But I usually know when something doesn’t look right. (But not always!)

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