Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentine "Paper Scrap" cards

Happy February everyone!  Today we are featuring seven of Susan's wonderful Valentine cards made entirely from paper scraps and Creative Impressions Ribbons and Embellishments.  Susan will explain the step-by-steps so that you can see how easy they are to make.  You will also see how incorporating Creative Impressions ribbons and embellishments make these cards "pop".

I'm sure everyone has some beautiful paper scraps at home that they just weren't able to throw away! I had some leftover Graphic 45 paper from Time to Flourish February papers as well as lots of Creative Impressions embellishments!  That's all she needed!  The first card started out like this:

By adding some other pieces from the paper, a tag top and Creative Impressions Double Stitched Gros Grain ribbon, Burgundy Crepe Ribbon and a Burgundy Country Heart to the background, my card went from scraps to this:

Here is start of the second card:
I again pieced the background and added a paper pattern image over the top.

It's pretty, but still a bit boring.  Now you can see the transformation of the card from boring to "bling" with Creative Impressions embellishments.

What a difference!  I added a postage stamp from the paper line as well as a lovely border-punched strip of cream card stock from my stash.   After die-cutting a cream heart, I adhered it over the top of Creative Impressions Single-Stitched Gros Grain Ribbon and placed an Antique Copper Country Heart brad in the center of the heart.

Now for the third card:

I was so caught up making these cards that I forgot to take a photo of the "before" card, however, I'm sure you can imagine what it looked like before I added the lovely Gingham Ribbon and another Antique Copper Country heart.  Now the card really stand out!

By the fourth card I was getting low on background paper scraps.  For this one I decided to create a border directly on the card and placed some cut-aparts and a fussy cut rose bush from the paper collection in the center along with two die-cut cream hearts.

Even though it looks pretty like this, it still needed something.  Ah, I know:

Using a stamp from B Line Designs on a piece of cream card stock scrap along with pieces of the Velvet Shimmer Ribbon attached to the back, now the card "pops"!  That lovely Velvet Shimmer Ribbon adds a lovely bit of bling to the card.

Now I was really low on paper!  What to do for a background?  I have it!  I used Creative Impressions Web Ribbon for a background.  I adhered three strips of the Web side by side on a cream panel using matte medium.  When dry, I trimmed off the excess Web from around the panel.  Here is a photo before I trimmed the panel.

I used another cut-apart from the paper and another cupid envelope popped up with foam tape as well as some red Thin Twine wrapped around the panel and a burgundy Country Heart in the center.

Isn't that a great background!

After making five cards, I wasn't willing to give up just yet!  Here is number six:  This one is really pieced together!

I added two more patterned paper strips to the top and bottom to cover up the missing paper there along with another strip of cream card stock created by using my border punch.  I also took a scrap of burgundy card stock and adhered two postage stamps from the paper along with another tag top from a previous project.  The finishing touch was a beautiful piece of burgundy Crepe Ribbon attached to the top of the tag:

Finally I was down to just a few cut-up pieces, but I was determined to squeeze out one more card!  Here is the main piece I  had to work with.  Am I crazy?

After giving this a LOT of thought, I finally came up with this card.

I backed the postage stamps with scraps of cream and dark brown card stock to match the layer behind the main piece of scrap and added a small die-cut heart and a small butterfly fussy cut from a scrap.  It still didn't "speak" to me until I decided to add some Creative Impressions Light and Dark Silver Pearls in various places along with a Heart Bling in the center of the die-cut heart.  Now I am pleased with it.

Hope you enjoyed the cards.  Now give it a try yourselves!  Pull out those Creative Impressions Ribbons and Embellishments and Make an Impression!


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