Scrap Rehab – Triptych

Today’s card is a “Thank You” card.  This card was inspired by Operation Write Home Card Sketch #5.

Triptych thank you card

Triptych thank you card

I have used a Stampin’ Up! set titled “Upsy Daisy” on this card front.  I’ve used Close To Cocoa ink on the stamp.

The card bases are yellow.  I’ve made another set of four (4) cards.

Yellow card bases

Yellow card bases

I went for a monochromatic color theme.  Oranges and yellows with brown ink.

Scrap paper used on these cards

Scrap paper used on these cards

The inside of the card was stamped with a Stampin’ Up! set titled “Of The Earth” and I used Close To Cocoa ink on this as well.

Card insert

Card insert

Here are the four (4) finished cards.  Once I had finished making them and had a few minutes to sit back and have a look at them it struck me that I had used fall colors.  Wonder if the cooler days are what inspired the color choice?

Finished cards

Finished cards

The scrap and trash left over from creating these cards is just this little pile.  There are several pieces I will keep to use on a different project some time.

Little pile of trash left behind

Little pile of trash left behind

If you would like to see how this card was created here is a full tutorial video taking you step by step through the entire process to do one of these yourself….or several of them 😀

Hope this has inspired you to go digging around in your scrap paper stash 😀

Leslie

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Scrap Rehab – “Just Wanted To Say HI”

Today’s offering is from Operation Write Home Card Sketch #4.  When you look at the sketch you will see that I have used a larger than 1-1/4 x 2 piece indicated on the sketch, and I have centered and tilted the piece instead of going exactly by the sketch.

Just Wanted To Say HI

Just Wanted To Say HI

These are the scraps I am using, with one exception – the vellum.  I’ve had this thick vellum piece from Club Scrap for quite a long while.  Time to get it off the shelf and attached to something. The ribbon used on these cards is partial rolls.  I have discarded the “wheel” and wound the ribbon on clothes line pegs so I don’t know the name of the product.

 

Scrap pieces for today's card

Scrap pieces for today’s card

Once again, I have chosen four (4) green card bases, four (4) 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 yellow scraps.  I think this is a Stampin’ Up! Summer Sun paper.  Four (4) 2 x 4 pieces of Whisper White from Stampin’ Up!, and four (4) odd ball pieces of white card stock with colored flecks embedded in the paper.  These last will be used on the inside of the card.

All of the yellow pieces were cut to 4 x 5-1/4.

Yellow card stock cut to 4 x 5-1/4

Yellow card stock cut to 4 x 5-1/4

The vellum pieces were cut to 3-3/4 x 5-1/4.

Vellum cut to 3-3/4 x 5-1/4

Vellum cut to 3-3/4 x 5-1/4

The Whisper White card stock from Stampin’ Up! were 2×4 scraps.  These will have an image stamped on them.

2x4 Whisper White card stock

2×4 Whisper White card stock

The stamp I have used is from Studio G.  A clear stamp that is shaped like a tag.

A Studio G stamp

A Studio G stamp

Vellum can be a tricky product to use.  Even this one that is quite thick.  The transparent nature of the paper makes for difficulty in hiding the adhesives.  I’ve hidden the attaching adhesive behind the ribbon at the top leaving the bottom of the vellum loose.  Once the vellum is raised you can see the foam squares I used to attach the tag.

 

Adhesive products show through vellum

Adhesive products show through vellum

This is the off cuts left over from making these four (4) cards from the scraps I used.  Pretty awesome, if I do say so myself 😀

 

Pile of off cuts to be tossed

Pile of off cuts to be tossed

How are you coming in your “Rehab” 😀  Have you decided to give this a try?

Leslie

 

 

Scrap Rehab – “Donut be sad”

This set of four (4) cards has been made using another Operation Write Home Card Sketch #3.

I am working at getting comfortable making greeting cards.  I love making books and journals.  I can slap those out with confidence.  Card making on the other hand is a skill I am working to develop.  So I am “going to school” with all these cards I’m making.  Learning how to use the Copic Markers and doing rubber stamping without smearing or making ghost images :/  I’m really good at both of those, sadly.  Okay, enough of that.  Let’s get on with the presentation 😀

Scrap Rehab - "Donut Be Sad

Scrap Rehab – “Donut Be Sad”

The Harlequin embossing on the background piece is a Stampin’ Up! Textures Plate.  I have no idea if it is still available for sale.  The stamped image in the center circle is from a very old Stampin’ Up! set titled “Comfort Food”.  The rubber is purple instead of the common red of their wood mount stamps.  That is what makes me think this is a very old set.  I’ve used the stamp which says “Donut be sad”.

 

IBM Typewriter

IBM Typewriter

I had to uncover my old typewriter.  I don’t have a stamp with the phrase “Miss You”.  Not a single one.

Typed words - Miss You

Typed words – Miss You

This is the little “Donut” image.  I used a couple of Copic markers.  E33 for the cake part of the donut.  RV13 and RV21 were used for the “frosting”.  I used a silver gel pen to color in the tear drop.

Stamped image

Stamped image

I used a white “Gelly Pen” to follow some of the lines of the harlequin pattern and make some faux stitching around the other two circles on this front.  The cards have a white insert with no sentiment.  Maybe someone would be more free to write how they miss the person this card would be for.

The color selection for this set of four cards was accomplished using the Color Wheel….not my most favorite thing to use but I’m getting a bit more familiar with it.  Here is a video I made featuring these papers.

The four cards complete

The four cards complete

 

Are you getting just a little excited about “shopping” through your scrap stash 😀  I’m off to begin Card Sketch #4 next.

Join me in rehab.  Scrap Rehab that is 😀

Leslie

 

 

Scrap Rehab – “Might As Well Dance”

Digging into my stash of card base pieces I chose a color that was hot,  hot, hot pink.  Such a bright color.

Hampton Arts - Vintage Women

Hampton Arts – Vintage Women

I used Operation Write Home Card Sketch #2 for this card.  For this one I let the card base act as the background for the front.  The turquoise and yellow matted feature piece were the only things adhered to the front of the card.

I had to get a little help in picking colors for this hot, hot, hot pink.  I found the help I needed by using a color wheel.  This is not one of my favorite tools in my craft room.  Although, I do have to admit that it has helped me on a couple of my cards.

A little help from the color wheel

A little help from the color wheel

The bright turquoise piece is a scrap from Club Scrap.  The yellow mat is from Stampin’ Up! (I think).  I’m not sure where the yellow is from but I suspect it is Summer Sun from Stampin’ Up!  The focal image is stamped on Whisper White from Stampin’ Up!.

Dancing woman

Dancing woman

This image has some of the hot pink reflecting back, so please forgive the wonky photo.  I’ve used Copic Markers to color the woman.  For her body I’ve used E33 and E00.  For her feathered (at least that is what I think they are) skirt I used BG05 and B02.

Tim Holtz "Flourish" embossing folder

Tim Holtz “Flourish” embossing folder

The background, or card base front, was run through my Big Shot using a Tim Holtz embossing folder titled “Flourish”.  I had to insert the bottom of the card front into the embossing folder to enable the beautiful flourish to be embedded on the right hand side of the card front.  Using it normally the flourish would have been placed against the fold of the card.

A bit of gold elastic cord was used as the ribbon element indicated on the card sketch.

Why, you may be asking yourself, is the front of the card depicting a woman dancing?  The inside sentiment is what inspired this card.  The inside sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! set titled “Edgy Eloquence”.

Inside of dancing woman card

Inside of dancing woman card

Hope this gives you a bit of inspiration in your card creation.

Next up in the Scrap Rehab series will be a “Miss You” card.

Leslie

Kicking off a new series – “Scrap Rehab”

Welcome to “Scrap Rehab“.

For anyone that has gone through the process of cutting up their scrap papers and putting them away in pretty boxes with the intent of using them….only to find all that hard work is soon forgotten about.  You know, “Out of sight.  Out of mind.”  This series is for US 😀  I have a tendency to forget the things I have when they are tucked away and not in plain sight.

Here is a video I have made to show how I now store my freshly cut up card stock and patterned papers.

So for the first card I have made using these scraps. Operation Write Home – Card Sketch #1.

Operation Write Home Card Sketch #1

Operation Write Home – Card Sketch #1

The scraps I have chosen to make four (4) cards using Sketch #1.

Scraps for Card Sketch #1

Scraps for Card Sketch #1

I have used an OLD Stampin’ Up! set titled “Wellness Wishes”.  I don’t know if this set is still available or if it is discontinued.  I’ve used some Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamped image.

Finished card

Finished card

Using a sentiment stamp from the “Wellness Wishes” set I have used it on the inside of the card.

Wellness Wishes - inside of card

Wellness Wishes – inside of card

These are the four (4) finished cards.

Heard you're sick as a dog

Heard you’re sick as a dog

If you would like to see  how I made these cards, I have a video showing the process.  It is a little over 32 minutes in length.

I hope you have been encouraged to get into your scraps.  Tomorrow’s post will be featuring a Hampton Arts stamp set titled “Vintage Women” using Operation Write Home’s Card Sketch #2.

Hampton Arts - Vintage Women

Hampton Arts – Vintage Women

Are you ready for “Rehab” 😀

Leslie

Scraps! The dilemma of a paper hoarder :/

A warning before hand….this post is PHOTO HEAVY.

I don’t know how you are with the paper you purchase and use in your scrapbook albums, on greeting cards, or for altered projects.  I find that I am a looney toon when it comes to card stock and paper.  I will use one sheet, cut it up, create something with it then tuck the scraps in a plastic bag of some kind and jam it away in a cupboard where that paper I fell in love with will be forgotten and not used again.

I’m fickle….to a fault :/

Here is a very small example of what I am referring to.

Paper scraps

Paper scraps

Last year, I forget when but before I went back out on the road as a truck driver, I went through a big portion of my scrap paper and had a marathon of cutting.  Watch this video by Sandy Allnock if you need some inspiration.

 

Several hours in the morning for paperwork, followed by a couple hours of house cleaning, and the rest of the afternoon and evening for crafting is how my days go now.  The Mileage Journals and Note Pads are being created on my dining room table because my room is a total wreck.  WRECK I tell you!.

Current state of my craft room

Current state of my craft room

Joe is due home late Thursday  night, more likely Friday sometime.  He and Jim are both cooling their heels at a Kenworth dealership in Springfield, Illinois having their trucks diagnosed.  Those two guys are having so much fun they can hardly stand it.  Joe sounds so tired, poor guy.

I have taken on a project that is scream worthy.  Cleaning my craft room and getting it in a more efficient work flow environment.  Sorting through all of my paper and getting it ordered in the shelves better has been my number one priority.  Going through all the paper pads and plastic sheath new paper comes in.  Separating the cut papers from the uncut has been a massive job.

What size to cut the scraps?  Cut them to fit on a A2 greeting card.  Need a little more inspiration?  Check out this blog post by Sandy Allnock and how she used the cut scraps for some really cute cards.

Sizes to cut your scraps

Sizes to cut your scraps

This scrap piece measure 3-1/4 by 9.

3-1/4 x 9 scrap

3-1/4 x 9 scrap

Cut this scrap at 5″ and 3″.

Cut at 5" and 3"

Cut at 5″ and 3″

This is what you will be left with.

Off cuts

Off cuts

Throw these pieces in the recycling bag, box, or bin you have close by.

Have a long and thin patterned piece?  Cut it to a width of 2 inches.

Patterned paper with selvedge

Patterned paper with selvedge

 

2 inch piece of useable scrap

2 inch piece of useable scrap

I got two pieces of 2 x 4 and one 2 x 2 out of this.

Two pieces of 2x4 and one 2x2

Two pieces of 2×4 and one 2×2

Have a scrap with an image on one area of the paper?

Scrap with an image

Scrap with an image

Cut the 11 inch piece down to 5 inches

Cut the 11 inch piece down to 5 inches

The back side of the 3 x 5 with the image is solid.  You can use the back side of the paper on your card.

After about four nights of chopping through the paper scraps, while watching television, this is what I have accomplished.

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch background paper

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch background paper

4x5 paper

4×5 paper

 

4x4 paper

4×4 paper

 

3x5 paper

3×5 paper

3x3 paper

3×3 paper

 

Stack of scraps

Stack of scraps

2x4 paper

2×4 paper

 

2x2 paper

2×2 paper

1-1/2 x 5-1/2 paper

1-1/2 x 5-1/2 paper

 

1 x 5 paper

1 x 5 paper

 

1 x 4 paper

1 x 4 paper

1-1/2 x 3 paper

1-1/2 x 3 paper

 

1 x 3 paper

1 x 3 paper

One basket of the cut paper.

One basket of cut paper scraps

One basket of cut paper scraps

Holy Crap!  All of these are chock full of cut paper scraps!

Baskets and boxes of cut scraps

Baskets and boxes of cut scraps

Next project, after I get my room cleaned, is to sort these cut scraps into color order.

Okay, that’s enough for now.

Masculine Mileage Journal and Note Pad set.

Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 were the inspiration for this masculine Mileage Journal and Note Pad set.

Masculine set

Masculine set

 

The background embossing is from Tim Holtz Alterations “Gears”.  The old cars on this book are from Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman” paper pad.  The old license plates are from Tim Holtz “Lost and Found”.  The covers of each of these hand crafted books are made using heavy weight corrugated cardboard and quality bookbinding glue.

I have attached a Tim Holtz metal clock face and an old style skeleton key to the front of the Mileage Journal.  Each have been secured using E6000 adhesive for a strong hold.  This set can be found at my Etsy store if you are interested in having this three piece set.  The set includes the Mileage Journal, coordinating Note Pad, and a pen.

Skeleton key and metal clock face

Skeleton key and metal clock face

Each book has a binder clip to hold your place.  Chuck the Mileage Journal onto the dashboard of the truck and have no worries about losing your place.  Keep the page in the Note Pad easy to get to if you have to follow hand written directions to the pick up or delivery location.

Coordinating note pad

Coordinating note pad

This set of journals have areas to write all of the necessary information for each load in the Drive-Away trucking industry.

Drive-Away specific pages

Drive-Away specific pages

This set was a little on the difficult side to create.  I was sorely tempted to keep adding stuff to the covers.  Keeping them simple almost didn’t happen ;-).

Thank you for looking.

Leslie

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