Use Up Your Scraps!

Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Use Up Your Scraps!  Carta Bella Flower Garden More than a Card

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to use up your scraps?  Nothing makes me happier than clearing out a bunch of scraps from a favorite collection.  That is, unless I use those scraps to make something fresh and pretty!  So for this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday, we’re making this garden themed card using ONLY scraps from Carta Bella’s Flower Garden collection.

Sound like fun?  Well, it was fun!  I even challenged myself to use only scraps of white cardstock to make the card base and interior mechanisms, too.  That’s a double win my friends!

My card base is 5 1/2″ x 6″.  Why?  Because I had created a little quad folio with a 12×12 sheet of white cardstock some time back.  Sadly, when I made a cut along the scored edge, things went off the rails.  So I had set this base in the “we’ll talk about this later” pile.  I was able to make the boo-boo useable by trimming 1/2″ off the bottom edge.  And that’s how I ended up with a 5 1/2″ x 6″ card base.

A Peek Inside

This is one of my “more than a card” creations.  I had the other part of the quad folio laying on my desk when I realized it would fit inside the card base. (See the top half of the card.)

Then I found a little gift card wallet from an earlier project that I had cast aside because of the odd dimensions (3 3/8″ x 4 1/2″) .  Don’t even ask me how that happened.  Let’s just say I probably should have taken a lunch break.  However, it made a really cute gift card wallet inside this card.

I am happy to report that I had no useable scraps left over after completing this project!  What a great feeling!

Use Up Your Scraps Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this fun “more than a card” came together, please enjoy this YouTube video tutorial.

And that brings us to the end of another Throwback Thursday!  Do you feel inspired to dig out some scrappy bits and  make something beautiful?  Well, that’s a triple win for me, my friends!

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Thanks for stopping by!





11 thoughts on “Use Up Your Scraps!

  1. Renea Harrison

    What a beautiful way to use up your scraps!! I never feel like I have to go out and buy new papers, when it is the details that make the project anyway. You have displayed that perfectly with this project. Thank you for helping artists see that you can still craft even when you are on a budget.

  2. Susan Steele

    Adorable card …with of course your magic scraps! Or I should say your magic fingers! Just beautiful …luv all the bees and the inside is just gorgeous too! Thank you Kathy for another great tutorial and all the inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, what a great summer card, showcasing gardens and flowers. And of course the bees make it absolutely perfect. I love the bee and flower charms and that lovely gingham ribbon! Thank you so much for these “throwback” Thursdays. The way you mix and match the different colors and motifs is so inspiring! You are the scrappy queen! Hugs!

  4. Rosemary Schroader

    Hi, Kathy! I love this card and the idea of using scraps which I am always collecting in the hopes of doing something “worthwhile” with them! I have a lot of gardening friends, so will order this collection and start out fresh. Love the realistic-looking bee on the front of your card! Thanks!

  5. lynn legge

    kathy i love all the scrap cards. you have such a talent with matching patterns and colors and adding just the right embellishments
    thank you for always brightening my days

    big ladybug hugs

  6. Priscilla Hughs

    Beautifully done! I love making A2 cards with my scraps, always a fun challenge. My 91 years old sister-in-law who lives in California, lets me know what she needs and what greetings too…yes, she’s very spoiled! I am usually able to make several cards from one of the collections. Yours is very special, and the black just sets all of the different colors. So love your “Throw back Thursdays!

  7. Candy Mollica

    Love, love, love watching you in action. I have just gotten into this concept of multiple layering. The magnet you used, where can I order them?

  8. soozyb2013

    Pretty nice scraps!!!! Love spring and planting time, I enjoy seeing the flowers coming up and saying hello after a long winter. Nature is grand. Love the “card”. 😉

  9. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – this is a beautiful card (made with scraps?). I love the Bees – just simply gorgeous, my friend!!!

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