Thursday, 19 April 2012

Scraps and Flourishes

I love to use up my scraps.....did you know that?... You did?......Oh, ok, lol!! Well, I've used up LOADS of scraps in these four cards!


Firstly, I had fun sticking the First Edition Up, Up and Away paper strips and scraps to some 6 x 6 paper I don't use any more (although normally, I just use my computer paper). I really love this bit - deciding which strips to put beside one another. While I was waiting for it to dry properly, I die cut some Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourishes and looked out my Buttermint Card Candy, which go perfectly with these papers.


This was the first card I made and it uses almost a full sheet of the scraps paper. It includes a little ribbon and a die cut scalloped circle from my VERY neglected (but previously extremely well used) Papermania Venetian Skies pad. (Extra brownie points for using neglected stash?!). The punched daisies have a bit of silver doodling added.

The second card I made, uses another sheet of scraps. The Venetian Skies paper hides a die cut circle cut from the scraps (which I have used on the top card). I got the beautiful satin ribbon from Dunelm Mills and I love how easily it makes pretty bows.

The third card uses 3cm squares of the scrap off cuts, layered onto navy paper. The sentiment has been stamped directly onto the card. The flowers have also been punched from the scraps.

The last one (shown at the top) uses the dies cut scrap circle from card 2, together with the scrap from a previous die cut ages ago from white paper.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - to Die For

Craft Door Magazine - Show us your favourite technique (using up my scraps)

Cheery Lynn Designs - Birthday

Craft Your Passion - punches and Die Cuts

Lexie's Creations - use your punches and dies


  1. Hi Susie, what a fab way to use up scraps, I have so many, must use more up, such a waste...Love the cards you made, so pretty.xx

  2. Gorgeous work and yes, what a marvellous way to use up scraps. You are just so cleaver to think of how to rearrange cut out peieces and come up with two different cards out of the same sheet. Love it! Love that flourish die cut-wow! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'punches and dies' challenge!

  3. Great use of all your scraps. So many different looks and all gorgeous.

  4. Very smart using your scraps to create beautiful cards! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  5. Great job on using your scraps. You have created some beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  6. Oh these all look fabulous! What a brilliant use of scraps and dies! Inspirational card, lovely colours, papers and flourishes :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week.



  7. What amazing cards! I just love how they all have the same elements but all look so unique! Wonderful post! Wonderful ideas!
    Thank you for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.
    ~Jeannie, Cheery Lynn Designs, DT.

  8. What gorgeous cards! I love the "same but different" Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn

  9. Such a great way to use up scraps!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  10. Beautiful cards Susie! Love the colors you selected!
    Thank you for joining us at THCRD!
    Marie XX

  11. Oh these are beautiful!!! Fab use of flourishes :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Warm hugs

  13. Fantastic cards, Susie! Incredible use of scraps and die cuts. So happy to have you join us in our "Punches and Dies" challenge at Lexi's Creations this time. Hope to see you again soon -- we love regulars! :-D
    NanaConnie DT


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