Saturday, June 9, 2012

Up-cycling Trimmings

Welcome once more to my corner - thank you for visiting.
I went to tidy my desk the other day and when I got to clear the trimmings  I started 'playing' - and this is the result...


I simply sorted the strips and then adhered them to a piece of scrap card (I said I was tidying).  I chose a neutral colour as a base, and embossed then sanded the card to show the white core, and sponged a dark brown ink around the edges. The colour choice was because I needed this for a man.


The sentiment was gold embossed on a dark olive paper, and cut with a spellbinders Labels 14 die, and embossed.


I added the strip of ribbon across the top with a simple knot in it - this is to hide where the embossing folder did not reach.


Another wee tab of ribbon and the card was done - in about half an hour. My desk was a wee bit neater and I was one happy camper. 

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Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Light brown
Stamp: from Rubadubadoo
Ink:  Clear embossing, espresso by Adirondack
Accessories: Gold ep, Stitched dark brown ribbon, paper scraps, 
                  CB Herringbone Embossing folder. spellbinders Labels 14

21 comments:

  1. What a clever card you've crafted! Love how the strips coordinate with your embossing folder! Nice work! Hugs and blessings!

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  2. What a great idea, trouble is mine end up in the bin as I have too many by the time I get around to looking at off cuts

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  3. Great GUY card- I love all the strips of different colored paper gives it a artsy look . Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the dry embossed background and it sanded off a little to show through a touch of the white. Clever idea to add the riboon to the top where it didn't get embossed. I had never thought of that! And of course a great use of scraps.

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  5. This is a fabulous idea- and a great way to use up scraps. Beautifully done- love the ribbon touches and the embossing! Hugs

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  6. Great card, I love the patchwork feel :)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  7. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  8. great use of your scraps Maxine. Great card.

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  9. Such a great way to use your scraps Maxine and create a great card for a man.
    Thanks for sharing this at the Stamp Man challenge this fortnight.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  10. Hi Maxine, what a cool way to use up some scraps of paper and it makes for a cool man's card. Glad to see you've joined us again at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck.

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  11. Hi Maxine: You are so clever in creating. Thanks for stopping by to say hello, and for your continued support. You are such a blessing to me!
    Hugs,
    Karen L

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  12. Oh what a totally great idea Maxine!!! I need to remember this... I often toss them unless they are a bit bigger.... thanks for the inspiration!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  13. What a clever way to use your scraps. Thank you for joining us for the Father’s Day Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!
    Hugs
    Anne

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  14. Very creative! Great idea...I'm always looking for ways to use up my scraps...

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  15. Maxine: Fab entry into our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. I had loads of fun visiting, commenting and looking around on your blog. [I always use my 'stash--you do great!] A heartfelt thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Diane
    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  16. Such a good idea and the result is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Hugs, Diane x

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  17. What an awesome design. Love how you used these paper scrapes.

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  18. An excellent use of your trimmings, Maxine. Thank you for being a regular visitor to my blog. I enjoy reading your comments.
    by the way, your cat is beautiful!
    Kate x

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  19. Look at you Maxine - what a great way to use your scraps - and they look so perfect! This is a great masculine card my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  20. Very clever Maxine! I love the different colors and what a great way to use up those scraps, they haunt me LOL!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  21. Super way of using up those scraps. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles’ “for the Fellas’” challenge

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