How to Make a Card from Scraps with Graphic 45 September Time to Flourish & Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday, and I think you will enjoy this How to Make a Card from Scraps tutorial. Last week, we made our Graphic 45 September Time to Flourish banner together. Since I had a pile of images and a little bit of designer paper left over, it seemed like a good plan to show you how I use those little bits and bobs to make a pretty card.
Once again, I amped up the daisy theme from the Graphic 45 September papers by adding some sweet Reneabouquets Daisy Tuck-ins to the design. And I could not resist inviting this gorgeous butterfly to the party. Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming small doilies also echo the daisy theme.
TIP: A simple background allows patterned images to pop. Place foam tape between the layers to add even more depth and dimension to your card design.
A Peek Inside
After making the banner, I only had a little bit of patterned paper left. But I had loads of images and border pieces to work with. This called for a little creative cardmaking. , Here are some handy tips for stretching your stash when working with scraps:
- First, line the inside of your card with complementary cardstock. This provides a great backdrop for all those images.
- Next, layer scraps of patterned paper with border strips as I did on the pocket of the card.
- Score images that are too wide for the card base and turn them into an interactive flip or fold element.
- Mat stickers on cardstock and use them to fill in some gaps
- Create a mini folio/tea wallet with larger images, then tuck inside the pocket.
Smaller images are a great addition to the mini folio pocket. Add in a tea bag and honey stick and you just turned that pile of scraps into a lovely gift. How cool is that?
How to Make a Card from Scraps Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to watch me assemble the cover of this card, I invite you to join me in this YouTube video.
Did you pick up any new ideas or tricks for working with scraps? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!