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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge # 37 + Using up the scraps idea #12

Hi Crafters,
This week the challenge on the Birthday Sundaes blog is another easy one, just create a birthday card with a birthday sentiment on the front. Not only is it an easy week for a challenge we also have a sponsor too!


And here is what you can win:


This week I decided it has been far too long since I have used any of my tiny scraps up so I pulled them out along with my new top note die from Stampin' Up and set to work. I decided the scraps that bug me and overwhelm me the most are my small skinny strips of paper. I hate to throw them out because often they are from such pretty papers but after a while I get more then I know what to do with. By just gluing them all down to a base layer and then cutting that layer out with my top note die in my Cuttlebug I was able to make a very pretty background for this card.

I think I will make more of these bases in the near future and get rid of more of that never ending pile. What do you do with these pieces? Leave me some links to projects you have created using them as I would love to see them and maybe get some scraplifting ideas to help me keep my pile under control! If you would like to see some of the other ideas I have come up with using my scraps click on the 'using up the scraps' link under my labels on my side bar (you will have to scroll down my blog page a bit to find this link).

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the Birthday Sundaes blog for more get inspiration from the rest of the DT. They are always sure to impress!
Happy Crafting!
Tara
P.S. Today is my bridal shower...yippy!!! :)


Details:
Cardstock: Recollections + Staples Brand
Patterned paper: scraps
Top note die + cuttlebug
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Pearl pen
Ovals: Cricut
Butterfly: Martha Stewart punch

7 comments:

Laurie said...

Beautiful card Tara!! Love all the elements to it!
Laurie - DTM
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Maribel said...

I love how you used your scraps! I have to remind myself to keep using them instead of new materials. I love the liquid pearl details. I hope you have a wonderful time at your shower:)
Maribel

Kimberly said...

So beautiful!! I love all the pretty layers and of course the pearl pen!! Great job!! :)

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty Love the pearls.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

:: Samantha KT :: said...

Tara, I love all the shades of purple you put into this card -- love the pearls too! (I think I've created a bit of monster with those Liquid Pearls!)
S;o)

Hope you had a great day at your wedding shower!

Debbie said...

So very pretty!! I love that die cut!!

http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

Georgiana said...

Loving all the layers and pearls.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations