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How to Make a Card from Scraps

Graphic 45-Time to Flourish-September-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

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.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  The gnomes are headed back to school for this September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial.  September?  Yes…September!  How can that even be possible?  Time for moms and dads to break out the back packs, new sneakers, pencils and pads.  Summer really, truly is winding down once the kids start back to school!

These gnomes seem to be ready for some reading, writing and arithmetic lessons.  I had loads of fun putting this 6×6 shaker folio together for you today.

A ribbon closure of blue gingham seemed to be a prudent plan for this slightly chunky folio.  I’ll share all the details and how-tos in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

How do you feel about these bright, primary colors?  It’s just like opening that new box of Crayolas on the first day of school!

If you’ve been following along with this year-long series, then you know how quick and easy it is to make this monthly folio.  But, if you’re new, or you need to get caught up on past months, you can find them all HERE.

There’s lots of room for photos, special dates and journaling in all the little pockets and tuck spots.

Remember the first day of school?  I walked with my best friend Robin up the long, long hill to our neighborhood 2 room schoolhouse.  Filled with anticipation and ready to conquer the world, I was a bit disappointed when the first day centered around getting our desks properly adjusted to the length of our legs and coloring a big red apple.  Already reading, I went home and told my mother that I would not be going back the next day as I already knew how to color.

But I did…because you just didn’t argue with Mom.

September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this month’s folio, please enjoy this video tutorial.  I was racing a thunderstorm, so it moves along fast!  We almost always lose power in a thunderstorm, and I did not want to end up in the dark.

You can view this video tutorial over on my YouTube Channel. 

What’s your favorite memory from your very first day of school?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!