Monday, January 14, 2013

The Kraft Journal #104 - Use Your Scraps

Hello Lovelies!

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It's Monday and that means it's another challenge at The Kraft Journal!  Today's challenge was an easy one for me and that is to "Use Your Scraps". I tend to keep everything because you never know when you can use something no matter how small.  90% of the time, I work from my scrap pile as a starting point.

I started with a base of Lunch Bag Kraft, next I placed a piece of scrap pattered paper with a Valentine Motif to the bottom portion of my card front. I had a left over piece of Nottinghill Seam Binding from the Christmas Tree Tutorial that I wrapped around the card front and tied off with a piece of Pink Baker's Twine.  

A doily was die-cut from a scrap of Buff Ivory Coverweight Cardstock and added to the center of the card. Finding a piece of pink patterned paper in my stash, I die-cut a scalloped heart circle to stamp my Heart Flower Trio focal image from DeNami Designs which was colored using colored pencils and mineral spirits.  
The sentiment was stamped on a banner made from a scrap of Buff Ivory Coverwight Cardstock.  While moving things around on my desk, I found a piece of thin patterned paper that I felt would be perfect to add to the top of the card to complete the look.

Stop by The Kraft Journal to see what the other designers did this week with their scraps.  All of our followers who participate in our challenges for the month of January have a chance to be featured in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a voucher for The Kraft Outlet.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fantastic week!
~Tammy~

19 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the kraft and pink! totally awesome

Benzi said...

Oh, I love that Heart Flower Trio and your card is just adorable. Scraps, I really have a lot. How interesting that you start project with your scraps. I wish I did that but just never think of it. You make fabulous cards with them. Taught me a lesson. :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is adorable and bright and happy! Awesome use of scraps here!

Annette said...

the perfect Valentine's card... this is gorgeous.. I love that die so pretty...

sandi said...

This is just sooooooooooooo pretty!

Sherrie K. said...

Such a PRETTY Valentine's card! Great color combo:) I love the look of the lunch bag kraft with the pink/white combo!
Beautiful card! Happy Monday my friend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jeanne J said...

Wow Tammy! Just stunning - love the balance of color and that beautiful image on the lacy doily!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Tammy!! I love the doily cut and the heart stamp is so sweet!! What an amazing use of scraps...this is fabulous!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Emily Keaton said...

That is delightful, Tammy! Your layered doilies look fantastic :-)

Stella said...

Pink and kraft is always a lovely combo to look at. Love the heart flowers as a focal point. Sweet and beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

What a FAB way to use your scraps! LOVE that DeNami stamp mounted on the doily BG! Pretty card!

VanessaB said...

cute! what a sweet valentine card. :)

Karen B. said...

How beautiful! I love how you make doilies work into your designs, they are some of the hardest embellies for me.

Lori said...

Tammy - this is so pretty and sweet!

Jean Martin said...

This is adorable Tammy! I am loving your layers and color combination. I should start making Valentine's cards too! :)

Lisa said...

The pink, the red, the kraft...swoon! Love how pretty this DeNami stamp looks here Tammy, sweet card!

Jessi Fogan said...

Haha, you & me both - keep it all. You might need that tiny 1" square, and that's the truth.
So cute - love the classic layout & the AWESOME die cuts!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is SO you, and so pretty, Tammy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!!! LOVING those little heart flowers!!!