Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card: Let’s Use Our Scraps!
Hello, Friends! This Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card is made with paper scraps we had left from making our November Banner of the Month. My mama raised me with a “waste not, want not” point of view, so I just had to find a way to create something wonderful with those tasty little bits of designer paper! Naturally, I invited some Reneabouquets goodies along on this crafty adventure. The end result was this luscious fall beauty of a card. I was so pleased with it that I just had to share the tutorial with you so you can make one with your scrappy bits, too.
Pumpkins, Butterflies and Fall Florals
When I started out to make this card, I only had 1 sheet of 8×8 paper, a 2″ x 8″ scrap from the back of the cut apart page, and an assortment of random cut apart pieces from the 8×8 pad. This was a challenge. But lucky for me, I love a good challenge! The paper shortage problem was easily resolved by using mitered frames instead of large paper panels.
TIP: Need to save patterned paper? Create mitered frame borders instead of using entire panels of patterned paper. If you have rectangular nesting dies, you can also cut the “frames” out with those.
TIP: Fill in empty spots with a chipboard pumpkin, large metal embellishments, and lovely fall branches.
TIP: Color your maple branches with Distress Oxide Inks in shades of Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey. Then spritz lightly with a copper mica spray for a spectacular finish.
A Peek Inside
Reserve that 8×8 panel of patterned paper for use on the inside of your card. First line your 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ cream card base with 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panels of Faded Brick or Tomato Soup cardstock. Then trim the 8×8 paper to a width of 4 3/4″. Line the pocket with the green reverse pattern and the top with a 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the pattern. Then you can use the offcuts and other scraps to dress up the top half of the card.
TIP: Camouflage patterned paper piecing with small side panel embellishments.
I had just enough scraps left to make a sweet little tea wallet for my Pumpkin Spice tea bag and a decorative front for my chocolate wrapper.
Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card Tutorial on my YouTube channel
This fun project was a bit like putting a puzzle together, but I really enjoyed the process. If you’d like to see how the front cover came together, grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel.
Well, what do you think? I had not one scrap of paper left after finishing this card, and that’s just the way I like it!
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish (scraps from 8×8 and 12×12)
- Faded Brick Cardstock
- Tomato Soup Cardstock
- Copper and Cream Gingham Ribbon
- Gold Metallic String