Monday, January 14, 2013

Use Your Scraps at The Kraft Journal

This week's challenge at The Kraft Journal is "Use Your Scraps".  When I think of scraps, I think about quilts, so I used the idea of patching together a quilt-like background using several scraps of Simple Stories patterned papers that I had lying around on my scrap table.  Then, I added several "sewing themed" goodies starting with a Lunch Bag Kraft Notecard from The Kraft Outlet, and then added two snippets of Ruler Twill Tape and made a bow using some Red, Dark Green, and Light Green Baker's Twine.  I also tucked in two of the very vintage looking and cool Tim Holtz Memo Pins along with a Maya Road chipboard pair of scissors that I painted and glittered, a Papertrey Ink spool die-cut and stamp, a vintage glittered button, a Pink Paislee wooden spool, and a Crafty Secrets vintage dress form stamp.  This is my finished project.
Here are the challenges I'm entering with this "Scrappy" little card:

Dream Valley Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - One of their prizes is 30 pounds to spend (UK currency) on washi tape from Washi Tapes Co.- one of my most favorite embellishments.
Stamping Sensations - January Challenge/Friendship - This card is for a dear friend who loves to sew, and has been going through a rough time.  I really think this will be an encouragement to her!  I love making cards for friends, so this "Friendship" challenge was very inspiring to me.
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Sponsored by the wonderful Robyn's Fetish

Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge Blog - Use Ribbon On Your Project.  This is NEVER a problem for me.  LOL

Cute Card Thursdays Challenge Blog - Beat The Blues.  This card is for a friend who loves to sew, and is going through a difficult time (feeling blue, for sure!)  It's my hope that this card telling her, "When life gives you scraps, make quilts", meaning of course - when life hands you a difficult times, just make the best of it - will cheer her up and get her to "beat the blues".

Thanks for visiting today!



  1. elle est trop jolie, j'adore, biz

  2. WOW! Such stunning details!! I love this creation! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
    *My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

  3. GORGEOUS CARD! WOW@, love all the elements and the details are just fabulous! Thanks for the invite to come join in the challenges at word art Wednesday. I will try, just have a lot of DT projects that are keeping me on my feet. Not a lot of time right now for other challenges:( I will try and get over there soon. Thanks again! Looks like fun challenges:)

    Happy Monday my friend!
    Sherrie K

  4. Karen what a wonderful creation. Just love the seamstress theme.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Oh Karen this is beautiful - it really does look like a quilt, and I love the way you have combined the stamped image on the 'patches'.

  6. Its just gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  7. I love this card!! I really love to sew but haven't done much since paper crafting took over my life! LOL

  8. Great card, Karen. I'm ready to start a quilt for a seagrass chest in the conservatory. Should really be cutting out my fabric now but I'm stuck on here lol

    Margaret xx

  9. Super use of your paper scraps Karen and your card sounds perfect for your friend.

    It's really lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  10. This is gorgeous and I love the sentiment. So many beautiful details and so pleased you shared it with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Love your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges!
    <3 Pam, PDE DT

  12. This is gorgeous Karen!! You always inspire with The Kraft Journal products!! This is another awesome use of your scraps :)

  13. How cute!! I love all the layers and the adorable scissors!!

  14. Wonderful card, Karen, and definitely perfect for that challenge!


  15. Fabulous collage card, Karen! I don't do these very well, mine always end up looking too busy, but not yours. :) Love those glittery scissors.

  16. Karen, your card is gorgeous and a beautiful example for the living waters theme and scripture. I can't find it on your blog so I am just adding this to last week's comments.

  17. Fabulous card, love the concept and finished work. :)


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