Monday, April 9, 2018

Authentique's Stitches Leftovers to Cards

A Country Craft Creations design team share

Recently I share a new mini using Authentique's Stitches Collection.  Well as with most projects there are always leftover bits and pieces.  I like to make mine into cards or tags instead of storing the leftovers away.  I know once I have packaged them up and tucked them into a nice little storage nook rarely are they brought back out to be made into something new.  It's better for me to finish up the odds and ends into leftovers while my desk is still covered in the remains of the main project.

So today I'm sharing a few photos here but I have the complete process for all ten cards on the video below.  Granted I am working in high speed but you'll get the jist of what I'm doing and perhaps give you food for thought of ways to incorporate your scraps into cards. (Don't forget with YouTube videos you can click on the cog in the lower right and change the speed if there's some part that you're wanting to see in greater detail.)

Along with cardstock I also incorporated some canvas in several spots.  You can die cut canvas and you can also stamp on it, both of which are shown in the cards I'm sharing.  It's nice to use other textures when you create.

It's always fun to pull in everything in your crafty area that might enhance the bits and pieces of decorative paper you have left.  I have this set of Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz that just crack me up.  I used one on the card above.  Nothing is better than adding a few unclaimed relative's photos to your cards.  Since I have a humongous supply of my own ancestors photos in my photo drawers here I always look at these people in the Tim Holtz packages and can't help but wonder who they were.  Anyway they sure add life to my cards and a fun twist.

I used some older stamp and die sets I had in my stash to embellish the ins and outs of the cards.  I hope what I share today will inspire you to turn your scraps into cards or tags.  Once you do pop them in the mail and share them with a few of your friends, I know it will brighten up their day.

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Susan Draxler said...

Each of these cards are wonderful.....Thank you so much for sharing

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely stunning cards

Christina Lytle said...

Beautiful cards, Patti!

Paula said...

great use of the scrap, love the TH paper dolls!

JD/ Jill said...

All are so beautifully done! Really enjoyed your much inspiration there! I never think to finish the insides of my cards...Just put in a simple verse!