Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ugly Scraps Unite!

Welcome to a Scrap Stash Saturday! Can I just tell you it felt so good to make a Scrap Stash Saturday card? It was almost like I had never stopped doing them, it was that easy for me.

This is not a joke! The papers you just glanced at are REAL and have not been altered in any way! Will you just look at these papers together! Polka dots, school etchings, flowers and quilt squares-you could look through thousands of blogs and NEVER see anyone else attempt to put together papers like these to make a card. I am the only sadist around crazy enough to give it a try!


Before I could start, I had to decide which paper to use as my primary focus. Can you figure out why I chose the quilted paper as my primary? If you look closely, it has the most colors in it that are found on all the other papers. It's got blue, which is the primary color of the polka dot paper. It's got reddish-Burgundy, a strong color on the school paper, and it's got pink, the primary color of the floral paper.

Ok, so where did I end up using all the papers? Well, first off, I used the pink floral paper as a mat under the quilt paper as well as for the heart on the left. The school paper was used to created the scalloped border that the white embossed paper is mounted on, as well as for the center heart. And finally, the polka dot paper was just used for the heart on the right. A pink button was centered on each of the hearts to tie it all together!

So, what do you think? Can you believe that you CAN take all those scraps you have lying around and use them to create something beautiful??? Will you take this challenge with me today? Will you grab a few unlikely characters yourself and put them together on one of your cards? It's not hard if you remember to use one of the papers as your focus and build around that with the remaining papers. If you decide to give it a try, please leave a link to your card in the comment section of this post and I will feature some of them next week! Step out of your comfort zone today and give this a try--you will be so glad you did!

Hugs,
Amy

10 comments:

  1. You rock!!!!! I'm so amazed at what you can do with mismatched papers. It's awesome to have you back. I missed you. :)

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  2. Now I know how hard this is - my card is a poor reflection of the ones you produce but you wanted to see them so here it is http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1623019?&cat=500&ppuser=132530

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  3. yea!!! scrap stash saturday is hands down one of my favorite five features ever. in all of blogland. so i'm thrilled to see it posted today.
    i personally think you are a genius! you really managed to rock those papers and make them look like they always belonged together!

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  4. Hi Amy!! So glad that you are back! Oh my gosh, you so have you groove girl!! That is one amazing card, I just don't know how you do it....but you never cease to amaze me!! Missed you dearly!

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  5. Amy this card is just beautiful! you certainly found your mojo again - keep it up. I'm off to dig out some scraps too!
    Doris :)

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  6. This is pretty talented stuff, I would never be able to match all those like yoiu have. x

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  7. So glad you are back... I missed you!

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  8. I love this!!! How do you do it??

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  9. I left a comment (I thought) but I don't see it here. I'm so happy you are back to doing Scrap Stash Saturday! It is always so inspirational to see what you come up with each week and I missed you while you were gone! ~chris

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  10. Awesome!!!! I am so happy you are doing these again!

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