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


Jan Marie said...

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

Bridget Larsen said...

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

DIANA L. said...

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.

Stamp with Angela said...

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.

Shelly Schmidt said...

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

Tracey said...

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

Trimgym said...

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.

Dawn T said...

great use of your scraps Maxine. Great card.

Brenda Brown said...

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

Mema's Crafts said...

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.

Karen Letchworth said...

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!
Karen L

Grace said...

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!!!

Anne said...

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!

JD/ Jill said...

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

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

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.

Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

Diane Louise J said...

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

Becky said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

marsha said...

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

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

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