Posts Tagged ‘Scraps’

Tuesday with Tara {take 344} Enjoy

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Today’s card is inspired by the challenge theme “banners” and I wanted to use up some of the extras stamped & die cut pieces I had from the March Inspiration Hop (there’s still a couple of days to comment on my instagram post for your chance to win or you can go directly to my card here)!

I ended up going with what I call a scrappy style card, since I’ve used patterned paper & pre-made tags, and I also added a few pre-made & stitched banners for another fun element!

I had fun assembling the bits and pieces of this card, which includes bits from

– Birthday Banners by Hampton Arts &
Cupcakes Stamp & Dies by Hampton Arts
but wow… I did NOT have fun taking a photo of this thing and trying to get the colour right!  Please believe me when I say it looks better in person!  It’s very hard to get the different whites to match up, especially when they have slightly different finishes!
I hope you can imagine it and it inspires you to use up some of your scraps to make another card!  Don’t let all those creative bits you didn’t use the first time go to waste!
Inky hugs,

Tuesday with Tara {take 222} Thanks

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

I challenged myself to make a quick card for today… and I pulled it off in ten minutes! I started with a challenge on Instagram (AAA Cards “one corner”) and decided to use only materials I could find leftover from other projects on my desk! Here’s what I came up with…

I used the die cut letters from the card I shared last Tuesday and a scrap of inky paper from the card I shared in our blog hop as my starting point. I found a leaf I’d die cut and never used and played around with the layout a bit. After selecting some wheat colored card stock, I stamped a couple leaves from Tim Holtz’s Nature’s Wonders stamp set. Of course, I used Distress Oxide- Crushed Olive and Walnut Stain. The Coffee Break stamp set by MFT has a great mix of sentiments, so I was happy to find one I could pair with the “thanks”!

It’s just a simple little collage in the corner… finished off with a few Nuvo Glitter Drops to highlight the blue tones in the inked scrap. I’m not sure if it’s still in the ‘clean and simple’ category, but it sure was quick to put together! Hope you like it- it was a fun challenge to use just supplies on my desk! I’ve got to get it tidied up so I can make the move to my larger space I just finished painting!

Inky hugs,


Using up your scraps with a CUPPA LOVE

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Good morning crafty friends! Amy here with my last post for Scrap N’ Stamp. It’s been a pleasure creating with these fun products and alongside some AMAZING ladies!

Today I have a little fun tutorial to use up your scraps along with Spellbinder’s CUPPA LOVE die set.

Here’s the fun and BRIGHT card I made using up a few pieces of scrap along with some adhesive.

I started by cutting 1/4′”strips out of my collection of scrap cardstock pieces. I then applied Be Creative Adhesive sheet to the back of a piece of copy paper cut to 4.25″x 5.5″. I  then peeled of the release paper and started lining up my strips…really quick and easy! ;o) I started with the colors of the rainbow but lost a bit  of the ROY G BIV order when I cut it down for my panel. BUT I still think it’s fun and pretty! lol

I applied Candied Apple Distress Oxide to Bristol Smooth paper,  straight from the pad, no blending tool and used that to die cut the cup from CUPPA LOVE. I  then used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide applied to Bristol Smooth to die cut the Coffee portion from the die set  as well. I adhered it all together and added some leaves and a little heart from the same set to complete my mug. Some little white gel pen highlights and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze applied to the coffee and heart finished it off…doesn’t it look good enough to drink???

A sentiment from Art Impressions Latte Love Set stamped with Black Onyx Versafine Ink die cut with MFT-  Fishtails completed my sentiment. I adhered the panel to black cardstock and applied it to my base card with fun foam. A natural hemp ribbon finished off my card.

So  there we have it, a fun and relatively easy way to use up some scraps to get a BRIGHT background for your cards.

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to check out the LOVE IS IN THE AIR Challenge over on or FB page here.

Happy Craftin’!