Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, February 26, 2012


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!


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

  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

  3. 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!

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

    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

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

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