Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Use up those Scraps!....

I'd love to know if you are a crafter who saves every scrap of paper or if you are ruthless with them and throw a lot away. Me? Well I am in the save every little slither possible camp. Sometimes I have to laugh at the tiny scraps of paper I have saved.  I use a lot of mine to make tags with, I love sending little tags as note cards. 

Today's card is made entirely of scraps,  with the exception of the kraft background.  The tag is a favourite design of mine, I use little slices of  old scraps sticking them together to make a piece large enough for the background.  The flowers are made from small felt scraps too. Even the seam binding is a small offcut I had lying on my desk.

I have combined a few challenges when making this card, I used the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge for the layout,  Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for the friendship theme and Stampalot challenge which is Whatever you Fancy this month.

My Daughter asked me to make a few of my more regular style of 'Shabby' cards she is not a fan of the CAS look.

Stamps used are from Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Christmas and Roses in Bloom. The leaves were stamped from a small acrylic stamp but I cannot remember who made it.
Seam binding, buttons and button twine - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

Thanks so much for visiting,
Sarah x


  1. Beautiful shabby chic card, Sarah. Your rolled felt roses and pearl buttons are so pretty x

  2. Your card is gorgeous. Very sophisticated. Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

  3. Beautiful card Sarah, such delicate and feminine colours. Fab felt flowers too. Love it! xx

  4. Oh so lovely, this couldn't be made of ole scraps? Hee! I love the felt flowers paired with the beautiful ribbon, perfectsoft and sweet embellishments with this design!

  5. Beautiful card amazing to think it is scraps XOXO Zoe

  6. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  7. What a lovely creation Sarah - love the tan colors and your beautiful rolled flowers!

  8. What a pretty card, and I love that you made it from scraps! I love those felt flowers and that lovely ribbon! Thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

  9. Oh I'm definitely a saver. My friends laugh at me because some of the scraps I save are so tiny! Love your delightful card. Your flowers are divine and the layout and colours and papers are just perfect. It's lovely to see you at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week! Hugs, Lesley

  10. What a sweet card! I love the soft colors and the flowers! Thanks for playing with the WMS challenge this week!!

  11. Ohlala, this is so wonderful!! Love the papers, your tag is totally stunning and some very beautiful flowers.

    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  12. fabulous card! I love it!Such beautiful soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Sir S this month and good luck!

  13. Just adorable and very elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot challenge and good luck.

    B x

  14. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  15. Beautiful card! What a wonderfully creative use of your scraps. I love the soft colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    Lynne x

  16. A pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x