August 24, 2015

Scrappy Birthday

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Ever wonder what to do with all the thin offcuts you get when creating the mats for your cards? Do you even keep them? It might not surprise you to learn that I keep all mine. Originally it was with the hope of using them for sentiments, but now I've found an even better use for them; as the focal point and design on your cards...

Card: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and lots of snippets of Lost Lagoon
Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon
Stamp set: Tag Talk
Tools: Bracket Label Punch
Adhesive: Fast Fuse and Stampin' Dimensionals

Paper Piecing at Night - Shift - Stamping
#162 Happy Birthday at DL.ART
#197 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#191 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#238 Sketch at Less is More

I'll be back on Wednesday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Love the background and design.
    Linda xxx

  2. Wow Em - now that's really clever! As soon as I spotted your card in the Playground thumbnails I thought of this week's Less is More challenge :)


    Di xx

  3. This is really reminding me of an sweet old fashion log cabin quilt. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 197th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  4. I love your card, for its clean lines and less is more.. Well done Em...

    Hugs.. xx

  5. What a great way to use off cuts, love the design. Hugs Jennifer xxx

  6. I love the look of your paper piecing.

  7. Hey what a fabulous and striking use of those snippets and so effective to flip the sketch with it!
    Thanks so much for playing along at LIM. Sarah

  8. Wow, what a great piecing!!!! Love the CAS Style and the BACKGROUND!
    Thanks for playing with NSS and good luck.

  9. Fabulous card and great use of those left over strips! Wonderful!

  10. This is really striking, a super, innovative interpretation of the sketch!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Love this cas card Em xx Jan

  12. What a genius way to use the sketch and use up those scraps. Such perfect placement of your strips too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  13. Wow
    Clever design
    Love the color combo and love your crisp CAS card...
    Thanks for joining us at NSS dear EM

  14. A fantastic snippets card. Congratulations on being one of Di's picks this week with your lovely card. Barbxx

  15. I always save my strips of cardstock and paper to make backgrounds, but this design is genius! I spotted this over at the snippets playground and thought what a brilliant idea! Your card is just beautiful and so original! Love it, and might have to CASE it :)

  16. That is gorgeous and you are not alone, lol, I used to keep them for sentiments but I tend to use those snippets when I die cut little flowers or individual words, love your card! I hope you don't mind that I will pin this onto my Inspiration board for snippets on my Pinterest board, congrats on being a pick too Karen

    1. Karen, do I mind? I'm HONORED that you've pinned it. Thank you!!!

  17. Stunning and so so clever ! Thank you for this great inspiration and for playing along at Night Shift Stamping this time. Paperhugs, Anita


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Em xxx