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December Daily Page 3

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Here we are with Days 11-15! I used those cute little trees from Watercolor Christmas down the bottom too. These little mini layouts (pocket Page cards) are a great way to use up those scraps that often get thrown away.

A few ways I have used them:

  • punched circles and other shapes
  • banners
  • strips
  • tags
  • fussy cutting ( the church in the top right corner)
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Ten Pin Patches

I do like colour blocking as a background and as a page design so my 2nd page was based on that. Some of the papers are retired but the stripe and spot are from the Pretty Petals DSP stack. I love these stacks as the 6X6 stacks as you can use them easily on scrapbook pages, they are all colour coordinated and there are lots of basic patterns as well as the fancy patterns.

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I printed off a silhouette of the children bowling and then cut it out on Basic Black card. I also added a zig zag stitch detail to “join” the paper panels. This is a great way to use up scraps of paper too.

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Cute Note cards

A pair of cute note cards for you today still using up the scraps. I added the 3 squares to the front offset to the left. Then I added a skinny strip to each edge of the squares. I used Cottage Greetings to complete one card and Sprinkles of Life for the other one

 

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Herringbone Cottage Greetings

More scrap squares, well rectangles really! I sponged the edges of each piece and started with one piece longways and the next on its end even with the top of the first square and then carried on in a herringbone pattern. I did doodle on the paper too, outlining each scallop. The greeting is again from Cottage Greetings

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Happy Scrappy Results

Sorry I didn’t get this post up yesterday, life has this horrible way of jumping in front of me when I plan things. But here we are a day late : )

This is what I did with the 5 of the 6 pieces I showed you on Thursday. Somewhere along the line I misplaced one but I have found it now so maybe tomorrow…..

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Back Row: A little Crazy Patched piece that I embossed using the Square Lattice folder (stamp from Bring on the Cake); A cool wee Patchwork square which I added pen  stitching lines to (Stamp from Best of.. Christmas) ; Lastly another Patchwork inspired pattern (stamp from Petite pairs)

Front: Striped pattern with various sized strips then paper pierced and faux stitched Zig Zag stitching in Early Espresso (Stamp from So Sorry); Bargello inspired strips placed in a chevron (Stamp from Tag It)

My fav I think is the So Sorry Card

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Which is yours??

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Scrapheap Saturday

Admit it you have one of those piles (we all do) full of  Card and paper off-cuts, elements that didn’t work for the card but were too cute to throw away, the last straggly bit of ribbon that you couldn’t part with, odd buttons and much more. And it all just sits there looking at you making you feel guilty for using the shiny new products and the full sheets of card. Well here is my challenge to you (and me : ) USE THAT SCRAPHEAP! Make some cards or scrapbook pages decorating with only scraps and see what you can create. I would love to see too so leave me a comment so I can come see your creations.

So this week I looked at ummmm…Paper Rolling I guess you would call it. Just a very quick wee tag but if you dont mind a bit of bulk on your scrapbook pages its a great technique to use for men pages especially.

 Here is a little how -to  for you.

You need : A skewer or knitting needle, some strips of paper about 1-1 1/2″ wide, Some string or twine and adhesive.

The important thing to remember is to NOT put adhesive along the long edge of the paper when you start to roll it because you wont get your skewer out!

 Put adhesive all over the paper from about where the twine is across to the other side and place the twine on the adhesive.

 No start rolling the long side where you didn’t put adhesive (you can see the twine out the top of the roll) and roll it tightly up making sure it seals well at the far edge.

 Then slowly work the skewer out of the roll. Taadaaa one rolled tube which is surprisingly strong! Candle, fence Post, log cabin logs, let your imagination run wild. Im going to try posting Scrapheap ideas each Saturday so look out for more scrapheap demolishing ideas : )