Scrappy Friday

Yes, it’s a sick obsession. I save scraps. Every bit of them. Every so often (like when I’m trying to find something I’ve misplaced) I attempt to clean off my desk. At these times, I challenge myself to use up the scraps I have lying around.

Here are my latest efforts:

Yes, I’m a little punch crazy. But how perfect are scraps for butterflies? Especially this Martha Stewart punch. I ran the card through my Sixxix embossing folder/Big Kick to create texutre, then just punched my heart out and glued down the butterflies. (I would have stitched them down, but I don’t have a sewing machine… well, I have one but I can’t use it because …. you guessed it…. the sewing machine table currently houses a big, heavy set of drawers that hold stamps!)

Next are some tags made with cardstock trimmings:

(Most of the cardstock is from Paper Source — aren’t those the yummiest colors?) These tags were pieces of card stock snipped from other card making projects. Border and shape punches add panache.

The next set uses an oldie but goodie punch — a tag punch from Marvy — that I use a LOT. Then more punches and scraps of paper. So fast and easy! And it feels so good to use up those scraps!

Let’s get rid of some larger scraps, too! Here’s an example of a folded gift tag.

(Stamp by Hero Arts)

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