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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Thirty!

The challenge at Less Is More this week is 'don't scrap it' - make a card using up some of those scraps that all good cardmakers collect...



My scraps are actually in pretty good order - I spent a happy afternoon over Christmas sorting all my scraps into colour order and putting them into plastic folders - well worth the effort 'cos you never know when you will need a tiny piece of turquoise paper and don't want to 'waste' a sheet of A4.


I found all of these scraps in my 'pink' folder - I think they are Doodlebug patterned papers from a couple of years ago. The letters are traced and cut by hand then matted onto plain cerise scraps and hand cut again to make a border. I really enjoy cutting - it's theraputic! The letters are attached with foam pads and I've finished off with a computer printed greeting. I've often made these 'word' cards - I got the idea from browsing through the card stands in Clintons - theirs cost about five quid - mine cost nothing!

8 comments:

  1. It's a good job you enjoy cutting... there's a whole lot here and fab it is too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Hiya. This is fabulous and wonderful colours too. Its surprising what you can do with scraps, I have mine in a basket on my desk.
    Love the lettering, and you are right about cutting out being therapeutic.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  3. oh, wahat a great idea!! Lovely!

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  4. Hello...
    A lovely special birthday card! I also love looking for ideas in card shops...mostly M&S...I love their cards and often use their ideas!
    Might just borrow this one as well...Hope you don't mind!
    xxxx

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  5. Great use of your scraps....what organisation!

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. oh what a fun card!! i, too, find cutting rather therapeutic!!

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  7. Great job on cutting all those letters! Makes a fabulous card!

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