Monday, June 20, 2011

using my scraps: thank you card set

hello crafter's
i recently purchased my minds eye's stella and rose collection 4 set of 6x6 pads. and couldn't wait to get started using them.
one thing i always find challenging is using my scraps, so i started making my first card and then made the second one from the scraps that came from the first.
i thought i was going to use those butterflies, but then i didn't
so i pulled out the papers and selected the print i wanted to use. cut the card to a square shape 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

then i used my gypsy to cut out the (i'm not sure what to call that shape) & flower on my cricket.

i used mini glue dots to adhere a button to the center of the flower, then added martha stewart dimensionals to the frame and layered on the designer paper.

the stamp set is american crafts, and the ink is martha stewarts. one of the things i've learned from watching two pea's from start to finish class with nichol magourik is to use colore more when stamping my sentiments, instead of always using black, so it was nice to stampe the frame and sentiment in teal and olive green. 
then i cut out the frame, and adhered it to the front of the card. and that's how i finished the first card, and then i realized that i had great scraps left over, and instead of storing them away in case i wanted to "use them later" i began using them to make the second card. 

i started by trimming down the paper that i cut the frame from, so that it was square, and adhered it to the designer paper. 
i used my 3/4 circle punch to create a center for the flower. i finished the card by adding glossy accents to the center, and stamping another frame and sentiment from the american crafts stamp set, and the martha stewart ink.

thanks for stopping by my blog!
blog ya later,
shawnte, the avgscrapgirl


  1. Wow, these are beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your process!

  2. Very, very sweet, Shawnte! Thank you for the great tutorial!!

  3. wow love your cards thank for sharing the how to!!!