simple monday: quick and easy scraps card

simple monday - scraps

Here's a very simple card idea of how you can used the scraps project I posted a Saturday.
Simple is easy, quick and gives great results.

I simply used scraps, a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper tool, basic kraft card stock and a glue stick—that's it! This idea can be used for so many other simple projects—embellishing a gift tag, for a scrapbooking layout, and as a gift topper—I'll show you that tomorrow.

I forgot to mention that you don't even need to worry about making the strips completely straight or at 90-degree angle to the bottom of strip that I added the scraps to—a little slant gives the pattern some personality.

By the way, I know many people use tape gliders but for whatever reason those things have never worked for me. They unravel like old-fashioned cassette tapes and end up frustrating me more than anything else.

simple monday - scraps

The highlight of my weekend was helping my little C make her first scrapbook (I don't have a better photo because she wanted to take it to school to show it off- ha!). It was a simple project but I loved helping her. As a paper crafter I was thrilled, as a mom I was completely ecstatic! I love seeing her craftiness starting to bloom.

I love what I do but I never push it on the kids. I want them to take on their interests, whatever the may be, naturally. 

Her comment about the fact that her brother had no interest in joining us:
"D doesn't know what he's missing! This is SO MUCH FUN!" 
He-he. Love it!

We used:
- We R Memory Keepers Cinch Book Bindery tool (love it, love it! - very easy to use)
Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge (bought last year when her pleading face and eyes got the best of me —it helped that it was on sale too)
- A few of my SVG flower files
- The bird tag is from Skinny laMinx (gorgeous in person!)

Now to tackle the good ol' to-do list for the week. Happy Monday!


11 comments:

  1. Precious Mommy and Daughter time!!! I love her scrapbook!!! Good job!!!
    Selma

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    1. It was precious! We will definitely be doing more project together. This is just the beginning!

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  2. HOLA Patricia!, soy Veronica desde Argentina y hace un largo tiempo que sigo tu blog, es ASOMBROSO!, te felicito por tu creatividad, y sobre todo esa prolijidad impresionante. Que tengas un hermoso y productivo 2012.Besos.

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    1. Muchísimas gracias Veronica—no se ni que mas decir! Te agradezco mucho tus visitas y buenos deseos. :)

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  3. Love this to bits! Thank You for sharing so many things that are gorgeous but also easy to do.

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    1. Oh thanks Mel! As a Mom/Self-Employee I know that time is limited so "easy" and "quick" are always high priorities on my design list.

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  4. I spent like 3 hrs down in the basement making cards with scraps today... thanks for the inspiration! I can't bear to throw scraps of paper out, and it felt so great to use them.

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    1. Awesome. I love it!!
      I'm the same way with my scraps so I had to come up with SOMETHING! ;)

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  5. Really cute! I want to make that card, especially since I'm way behind on reaching out to a number of friends. Is the message a stamp? I like that font. Do you know who makes that?

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    1. It's a Hero Arts stamp from the All Occasions clear stamp collection. I bought it last year so I don't know if it's still in production.

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