Lets start with the scraps. I'm a pack rat. I save almost every scrap from anything I make. Why? Because Stampin' Up! colors always go together. That means that you can always use a scrap piece of card stock or designer series paper on your Stampin' Up! projects. Scraps are perfect of small die cuts!
Please let me indulge you on a little secret. I was a Sizzix junky before I feel in love with the Stampin' Up! products. When I attended my first Stampin' Up! workshop, I knew that becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator was for me. Why? Because all of the papers match! The colors easily coordinate with one another. (Are the wheels in you head turning? Well, mine were.) I can't tell you how much time and money that I wasted buying paper on sale or from various stores only to find that I could only use it for one project. Now that I only use Stampin' Up! paper and products I never waste a single scrap of paper, ribbon or even a drop of ink. Since the colors all coordinate, I can always use the scraps on another project. This is great for a pack rat like me! (Okay....Back to this weeks project.)
The picture below shows the heap of colorful fall scraps that were pulled from my scrap bin, the Leaves #2 die (PN 113459) and the pile of leaves (die cuts) created from my scraps.
The leaves looked so pretty that the pile almost begged to be molded into a wreath. With a Sheet of 12" x 12" Chocolate Chip card stock as a background, the leaves were arranged into the wreath shown.
Unfortunately, this wasn't going to work for the pictures that were selected. Perhaps the final layout didn't either, but my son and I had a lot of fun making it.
The final pages that we created using some of the leaves is shown below. We had fun picking from my stash of Stampin' Up! products to add some embellishments. The table below the picture lists the items and part numbers used.
Part Number Description 107102 Chocolate Chip 12" x 12" Card Stock 105245 Twill Tape 111377 Roof Garden - Die Cuts 111847 Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon 111353 Kiwi Kiss 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock 102272 Garden Green Stampin' Pad 111656 Inspired by Nature Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip 12" x 12" Card Stock
Roof Garden - Die Cuts
Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon
Kiwi Kiss 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock
Garden Green Stampin' Pad
Inspired by Nature Stamp Set
The Big Tip this week isn't as simple as save your scraps. The big tip is to stick to a a paper system, so that you CAN use your scraps. I've selected Stampin' Up! paper because of the quality and selection. I save a lot of money in the long run because I can use all my scraps. Not to mention that the markers, inks and designer series papers all coordinate and match. This saves me a lot of time and money and helps all my projects to look great.
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As Always Happy Creatin'