Monday, April 08, 2013

Using up scraps

One of my very favourite lines is Crate Paper's Pretty Party. I rarely buy more than one sheet of patterned paper from a line, but from this one I have gone back to pick up second and third sheets of patterned paper, as well as purchased the 6x6 paper pad. I'd created a layout recently using some pieces of the Pretty Party chipboard and noticed that I still had quite a bit of chipboard pieces left, so I decided to use up some scraps from this line and make two birthday cards.

My first card uses one of the sentiment tags and some coordinating patterned paper and chipboard, along with some Papertrey Ink cardstock (sweet blush), twine and buttons. I also diecut the tiny scalloped border using my PTI heart border die and some stamper's select white cardstock.


On my second card, I used another journaling tag, on which I stamped a sentiment from PTI's Stylish Sentiments: Birthday. Once again, I used the heart border die to diecut my borders from Crate Paper patterned paper. The presents were some fun chipboard embellishments to add!


I'm linking this up for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Happy Birthday.

Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

Geri said...

Both are perfect and absolutely gorgeous, Leigh!! Don't blame you for goin' back for more of that paper!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sweet cards! That second is my favorite. The gifts are so cute and I love the stitching.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Leigh :-) both of them are fabulous ! the colors, papers and whole design are fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

xiumaiyuki said...

These are so pretty! You're right those DPs are gorgeous.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Pretty cards Leigh! Love how you used up your scraps!

Kara said...

bright, beautiful cards!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. Gorgeous papers. I especially love the 2nd one.

Luanne said...

I love a card that uses up leftovers! Both of yours are so nice ~ love 'em!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous colors and designs.

Alanna said...

These are so pretty. I love the chipboard elements.

Wida said...

you do great things with PP girl :) and scraps no less!

Cindy Lee said...

Pretty Party paper is my favorite too! The colors are soft and pretty! Oh my, your cards are so fabulous! The first card had me at first glance! Love it!!

Suzanne said...

Ack!!!! SO so so so gorgeous! You had to know that I would die over these! :)