If you’re anything like me, you have a huge collection of pretty paper scraps. I mentioned in my last post that I am always in need of thank you cards, so today I challenged myself to get creative using scraps to make a cute card from the Cherry On Top double-sided paper stack. It really wasn’t that hard to do! This stack features the new In Color colours beautifully, so everything coordinates. I broke out my white embossing powder and heat tool for the first time in about five years thanks to a big clean up of our study/craft room over the weekend.
I started by trimming some scraps of the Cherry On Top paper into ½” wide strips and then laid them out in pattern I liked. I knew I wanted to use Watermelon Wonder as the main focus of the card, so when it came to the stamped image from the One Big Meaning stamp set I used Versamark and white embossing powder to make it pop. You’ll notice that I’ve only used the “THANKS!” from that stamp – I only wanted the “thanks” so I used washi tape to cover the other words. Be sure to remove the tape before you stamp! Someone in a hurry might forget that step, not mentioning any names, of course. And that same person may have done it more than once, but thankfully not this time!
I popped a few Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the THANKS! and adhered some Silver Metallic Thread to the back then covered those in more dimensional, basically sandwiching the thread between them before sticking the main image to the card. A few punched hearts finish the card. Oh, nearly forgot, I had a mishap when scoring the card base, so it was slightly shorter on one side. Thankfully that was quickly fixed with a little strip from the same paper stack. It was actually really easy using scraps to make a cute card. No wonder I never throw scraps away!