July 28, 2010

Use Those Scraps

Hi! It's Leah Killian again, here to show you how to create this cute card using our nesting label die. This card is special because not only does it end up looking finished and cute, but it can be created using ONLY SCRAPS!

Step 1:

Grab your Epic or Revolution, and a nesting die of your choice. I used the nesting label die. Diec cut the label using any old piece of cardstock or scrap. You won't see this piece on the final project, so this is a great place to use up scraps.

Step 2:

Now, grab the leftover bits from your last project. Trim the pieces into strips long enough to cover your die cut. These strips don't need to be the same size; variation actually looks better. You're done once you have enough to completely cover your die.

Step 3:
Ink up the edges of the strips.

Step 4:
Now cover your label with adhesive.

Step 5:

Arrange your strips to completely cover your shape. If you get them all glued down, and wish you had done something a little differently, you can always layer on an extra piece to create the balance you're trying to achieve. No one will notice this, because no one is going to look as closely at this as you are!

Step 6:
Flip over your strips and shape and trim them down.

I opted to leave a little extra to widen the shape a bit, but you can trim and close to the shape as you like. It's your card, so do what makes you happy.

When you flip over your shape, you should end up with something like this.

Step 7:

Now it's time to cute it up!

To embellish my shape I added a piece of trim and sewed it on for a little extra texture.

I punched out two flowers, inked the edges and layered them (this is a brand new flower die--one of my favorites). I adhered the flowers with a pop dot, and stuck two decorative pins through the center for added zing. If you have different scraps or shapes, feel free to mix it up and do your own thing!

After that, you just grab your favorite small alphabet (I used Miss Muffet) and add your sentiment! I made sure to ink the edges of mine so it stands out a little more.

I folded a piece of cardstock in half to create the card base, and adhered my shape using pop dots. If you look very closely, you will notice that I added faux stitching with a pen to the outside of my shape, as well as to one of my flowers. It's the little details that make these projects extra special :-)

Ta Da! Now you just have to figure out who will be the lucky recipient....