Today, I’m joining some wonderful demonstrators around the world in a hop organised by the very lovely Jennifer Frost. In today’s hop, we hope to show you some thrifty tips for using scraps and ideas for frugal crafting. I’m so excited to see what everyone has come up with.
You may have arrived from Sherry Espinoza’s blog, or this may well be your first stop but either way you are very welcome. You have arrived at Stampincolour with Eimear Carvill, a Stampin’ UP demonstrator based in the gorgeous Cotswolds in the UK.
My tip for you today involves our Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock. With all other coloured cardstock, I don’t keep scraps unless they are bigger than 2 inches/5cm thick however I keep much smaller pieces of Whipser White and Very Vanilla. Most of us chop these colours up for card fronts and we are left with strips – what do you with yours? Do you use them or chuck them?
I keep mine and keep them ready for sentiments that are smaller fonts and written on one line. Rather than stamp my sentiment and then try to cut around them, I have my strips ready and waiting. Both my cards today use the fabulous Colourful Seasons bundle found in the Annual catalogue.
Colourful Seasons Christmas Card
My first card is a wintry Christmas card where I have used a very subtle Soft Sky Watercolour wash as a backdrop to my die-cut snowflakes. This is a really quick and easy card to create when you need to make multiples coming up to Christmas.
I have heat embossed the Sentiment from Star of Light in silver and it just fits perfectly on those leftover strips.
Next up is similar styled card with a more Autumnal feel. My garden is starting to fill with crunchy fallen leaves and that led to the inspiration for today’s card. Again, my ready-made strip sped up the preparation for this card – every little helps!
Colourful Seasons Autumn Card
I hope I have given you some inspiration on using your scraps and leftover pieces. Please hop on over to the lovely Susan Wong. I can’t wait to see what tips she has for us today.
As always here is list of everything I used on my project today.
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Until next time, happy crafting