Monday, April 2, 2018

The House That Stamps Built: Pick of the Week

Donna here for Pick of the Week for The House That Stamps Built 
Today I am going to show a fun way to use some of those patterned paper scraps that we all have around and don't want to throw away. 
Lets get started by gathering our supplies.  You will needs an A-2 card base, a white 4" by 5 1/4" piece of white card stock, die cut of your choice, about the size of the heart below that I used, an embossing folder, various widths of scraps of coordinating scraps of cardstock-about 5-8 per card, tape or glue of your choice, scissors, and stamps of your choice,  I used Repeat Impressions: 1144-D, Happy Anniversary419-J, Another year . . .   4405-K, Dragonfly Deco :
Die cut heart or shape of your choice towards the top of your 4 x 5 1/4" cardstock and then emboss, it is important to die cut first or you will flatten out your embossing when you die cut:

Place adhesive (or glue) all around die cut close to edge.  Attach strips of cardstock in the order you want and at an angle, trim edges as you go:

Place adhesive around the edges of cardstock and across the strips of paper:

Attach to A-2 card front being sure to press firmly on edges and across the patterned paper to attach.  Embellish as desired:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give it a try!


Tammy said...

Beautiful cards, I love this technique, what a fantastic way to use scraps!

Lisa said...

They are both so gorgeous!! I love the designs!! And what a fabulous tutorial, too!! I have so many scrap papers, I need to do this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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loz said...

Two beautiful cards and a great idea for using leftovers Donna..Loz

Pia S said...

I have several boxes of scraps and the more I use the more I feel it continues to fill up. Great inspiration on how to get some more used!

Sylvia said...

Stunning cards,Donna.Love the embossing background.Everything matches very well.

Gr,Sylvia x

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love heart-themed cards! These are adorable, Donna! Great way to use up those scraps of patterned paper too!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the way you have used your scraps. Thanks, for sharing this, I have lots of scraps that need to be used.