Sunday Scraps – Dandy Garden paper

Hello Stamping Friends,

I’ve had a wonderful time using the Dandy Garden designer series paper to design numerous cards and to make card kits for my card class Tuesday night. When I went to my crafting room this morning and I saw a large number of scraps of the Dandy Garden designer series paper. Never wanting to let anything go to waste, I decided to create a card using numerous scraps of paper.  Here is the card….

Here is the process I went through to design this card

  • Select the focal paper
    • I selected the paper with multiple colored dragonflies with dandelions as the key focus for the card. I really like this paper and it has so many colors I knew it would be easy to use my other scraps.
  • Identify the color combination: 
    • I identified the different colors in the focal paper 
  • Select cardstock color for cardbase: 
    • I realized that there was just a hint of Misty Moonlight so I decided to use that colored cardstock for my cardbase and the ribbon to place in the center of the card.
  • Identify complementary papers:
    • I looked at the scraps I had collected and realized that I had different patterned papers in the dominate colors in the focal paper – Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow.
  • Decide on paper sizes:
    • I cut all the different patterned scraps into 1.75″ x 1.75″ squares. Then I cut each square into 2 triangles by cutting the paper on a diagonal with my paper trimmer.
  • Arrange paper onto cardbase:
    • I played around with the arrangement of the triangles untill I was happy with the final image.
  • Attach background layer:
    • I glued the different trainagles onto a 3.75″ x 5.0″ piece of Basic White cardstock. I left blank space in the center of the cardstock to attach a piece of Misty Moonlight ribbon.
  • Attach focal layer:
    • I attached my focal paper to a 2.0″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White cardstock and attached it to the card using dimensionals.
  • Select a sentiment:
    • I had limited space so I decided to use the “To a True Friend” sentiment from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. I stamped it on a piece of Basic White cardstock with Calypso Coral ink and die cut it with the Stitched Dies small circle die.
  • Attach the sentiment:
    • I attached the sentiment with dimensionals.
  • Add any embellishments:
    • I added two small dragonflies punched out of the designer series paper using the Dragonflies punch.

You can modify my process and use whatever scraps you have to make a beautiful card to send to someone special. If you make any card with scraps, please post it in the comment section below. I’d love to see your creations!

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Happy Stamping!


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