Saturday, September 6, 2008

Funky Scraps Card


I attended a local scrapbook convention in February 2007 with my girlfriends Kaye, Dora, and Jackie. There was an SU! consultant there doing make-n-take tidbits. I made this "y o u" at her booth. I came across it when I was going through my SU! scraps bag (to make the cards from yesterday's post.) I put it on my scrap table, hoping it would "speak" to me. I decided on a "happy 4 you" sentiment. I used my QK "happy" and a pink Bazzill cs scrap. I took a scrap of green SU cs and stamped it with versamark and my SU! polka dot stamp. Then I used my QK Tangerine font w/ shadow for the "4". I ran a scrap of white cs through the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and added a DCWV mini brad. I grabbed another scrap of pink Bazzill cs and used my Fiskars scallop border punch. Lastly dimensionals for the "y o u". Done.
A question for you: I spent almost an hour on this card for the satisfaction of using the "y o u" up. I did consider just tossing it. My question is this, would you have tossed it and not spent so much time on one card? It is more time & cost effective for me to mass produce; but sometimes I do enjoy a challenge :) I'm not crazy about this card in general, but my younger customers will surely like it.

4 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Funny you should post this today. I just spend my Saturday afternoon using up scraps so I would not have to put them away. I spent a LOT of time thinking and futzing and trimming. In the end, I am happy I did not toss some of those scraps. I think I have a whole bag in The Other Room full of stuff I cannot bear to throw out. There is a thread on SCS about this very thing...let me see if I can find it.

BTW, cute "young" card. ;-)

Leslie Hanna said...

Here's the link:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298680

Kristie said...

I think this is really cute! I often spend an hour playing around with bits trying to find the perfect combination for a card just because I want to use a particular element, like a chipboard flower or something...so no, I wouldn't have tossed it! But then again I'm a hoarder of lots of *useless* things so it's probably not a good idea to take advice from me!!

lauren said...

well you KNOW i can never resist a challenge! :) plus, i think the creativity that gets generated by "playing" with something that takes a while...tends to pay dividends down the line...

sooooo many of my best ideas (in art & life!) have come about as accidents OR when i was TRYING to do one thing, failed at it, and wound up with something entirely different! so i say GO FOR IT!!!

well done, miss june!