April 9, 2012

the bunny left me scraps

When I was in AC Moore a couple of weeks ago, I came across some new-to-me Martha Stewart patterned paper. Two days prior to that, I had told myself no more new paper, but a 50% off coupon got the better of me and I succumbed to temptation. As I starting gathering materials for my Easter cards, I was glad for my weakness because that paper had the most wonderful springtime feel to it and resulted in a cheerful card.

As per my usual routine, the little paper scraps from this project went into the recycling container. When I later walked past the recycling and saw those pieces of paper lying there in a jumble of prettiness, I recalled the paper scraps challenge at Moxie Fab World and decided to see what I could make. I know that the weaving on the card is not innovative, as directed by Cath, but it does make good use of the thinnest of scraps.

While trying different color patterns, I mentally sorted through my stamps for a sentiment about weaving. When that came to naught, I wordsmithed a few possibilities. My preferred sentiment was “thoughts of you are woven into my heart” since it tied in the heart shapes, but the words didn’t look right on the card. Here is how my second choice looked.

Whenever pink gingham is involved, no matter the amount, you cannot help but end up with something sweet. This card is going to my mom since, lately, thoughts of her have made up the warp and the weft of my days.


supplies (Easter):
paper:  rustic white c/s (PTI); green c/s (Recollections); Country Drive raspberry (Echo Park); Stitched collection (Martha Stewart)
stamps:  Egg Hunt and tag-its #1 (PTI)
ink:  frost white, fresh green and dune pigment (Colorsnap); new leaf and raspberry fizz dye (PTI)
dies:  egg and filigree border (PTI)
extras:  3mm lt. pink pearl stickers (Mark Richards)

supplies (thoughts of you):
paper:  kraft c/s (Bazzill); scraps from Easter cards
ink:  dune pigment (Colorsnap)
punches:  heart and heart confetti (Martha Stewart); petite heart (Recollections)


Cath said...

Hey Nancy! Thanks for linking this up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

lam said...

some very sweet and pretty cards