Saturday, June 23, 2012

A card share...

Wow it has been a really LONG time since I've shared a card with you on here! I just haven't had ANY mojo for cards lately though, ugh. Luckily for me, there's a great card sketch over at Artful Delight this month that inspired me!




Supplies: Crate Paper Paper Heart Collection - Define, Cupid, Delicate, Love Letter; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Loving Words; EK Success PSN L Butterfly Punch; Stampin' Up! Heart-to-Heart Punch; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

I created a DT layout yesterday (which goes live on the 30th!) and when I was done I made some super cute embellishments with all of the tiny leftover scraps...



It only took me about 15 minutes to make these 10 embellishments and now I can just pop one on a project at any time. It rocks! I'm planning on doing this from now on because it saves me time plus uses up my scraps (which is always a good thing because I have WAY too many). ;) What do you do with your scraps?? I'd love any tips or tricks to use up some more of mine so feel free to share!

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I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Artful Delight - Card Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Show A Bit Of Brown
The Paper Bakery - Handmade Embellishment
Frosted Designs - Make Your Own Embellishment

14 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, gorgeous papers and the butterfly is perfect with the little hearts added. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Monika Reeck said...

Hallo April...you must be born on the month of April am I right dear...

I love your sentiment and the butterfly also very lovely on your card...really delightful card...Lovely color combo too...good luck with the challenge

I am also joining the challenge ffrom the Artful Delight my card is number 19, would you mind to see it on my blog :) many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Teresa Jaye said...

Hi April - what a beautiful card! I love the color and that butterfly embellie is adorable. Great idea to make up some extra embellishment while the scraps were out - love them! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the first one. So glad you could join us in our card challenge at Artful Delight.

Carol Theng said...

nice card. love the butterfly. thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

Mel said...

I was inspired by Shimelle Laine to put my scraps in a big basket. I often go to the basket before the bigger pieces of paper and see what I can use up. I have so many, too!

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card April, love the colors. Those embellishments are fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month!!

Hope you are doing well my friend!! :-)

Missy Whidden said...

I love this card...wow! I love the colors, and the butterfly is awesome. I'm so glad you played along with us at Artful Delight this month :)

mustangkayla said...

Cute card! I love the embellies! What a great idea to get a few pre-made!

Heather Landry said...

I think your card is beautiful and I also think it was an awesome idea to make the extra little embellies!

Kristie said...

Great card, April! I love the papers you used. The embellishments are awesome!!! What a great way to use up scraps!

sarah said...

oh my word! what a great bunch of embellishments to use on your next project. :)

your cards are always awesome. i need to get back into making more of them.

hugs,
sarah.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card, I love incorporating text in projects (look for a texty wine glass on Artful Delight tomorrow). Thanks for playing with us this month.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are AWESOME!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee how you made some quick embellies after you made that GORGEOUS card!! I AM IN LOVE!!!!!