Thursday, March 25, 2021

Using up my Scraps

 Hello my friends! I hope you are all doing well. I have bee struggling with my back and neck the past couple of weeks. This happens every so often for me and I need to get a tune up. I have been spending a lot of time at the chiropractor. As some of you know, I started seeing a new chiropractor recently and he recommended I have a massage. I had a one yesterday and it was totally different from any kind of massage I have ever had before. It was amazing! I have so much more movement than I had. If you are suffering and would like to check them out, just let me know. I am so impressed with my results.

Anyway, we are here for cards so on to today's card. I was prepping for my monthly card class kit and had some strips of beautiful DSP left over. I almost threw them into the recycle bin but decided I needed to use them on a card instead. 

The DSP I used is from the Butterfly Bijou package which unfortunately is not available any more. It was so popular that it sold out right away. These little strips were all that was left over from cutting for my class. I attached the strips onto a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. I started in the upper left corner and spaced the strips about one eighth of an inch apart. I made sure the strips went right off the edges. After I had the entire piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock covered with strips of DSP, I trimmed the pieces that were hanging over the edges. It makes your scissors pretty messy but I think it is worth it because it is a fun design.

I then matted this piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then attached this to a Just Jade card base.

I stamped my sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. The sentiment is from the So Sentimental stamp set. I cut it out using the Layering Circles dies. I cut out a Basic Black  scalloped circle using the next size up in the Layering Circles dies. I attached these together and then added this to my card front using dimensionals.

I added a little knot of Misty Moonlight ribbon to the bottom of my sentiment. I have a very difficult time making a card without ribbon so this is why I added this little piece here.

What I used for today's card:

Just Jade Cardstock

Misty Moonlight Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Butterfly Bijou DSP (no longer available)

Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Colour Ribbon

Layering Circles Dies

So Sentimental Stamp Set

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. This is a great way to use up scraps of DSP or cardstock. If you are anything like me, I save every little piece of DSP because you just never know if you might need it. Are you a paper hoarder or saver? Give this card a try. You can cut your strips into wider pieces if you like, this is just what I had left over.

Don't forget to comment on all of the blog posts in March to get entered into the draw AND email me a picture of a card you have made to get into the draw for my Happy Blogaversary draw. You have until Saturday, March 27th to email me a picture of a card and until the 31st to comment on the blog posts. I'm excited to see all of your cards!!

Stay well and keep creating!



  1. I'm definitely a paper"collector"!
    I really enjoy using small strips of pretty paper to create new paper...maybe that's the quilter in me!!
    I really like what you did with your butterfly paper pieces. Letting the base color peek through gives it a tiled look! Will give that a try...

  2. Glad to hear the chiropractor and massage helped you - I'll be phoning you about that for sure!
    I am definitely a paper collector - I save everything! I think this is a great way to use up scraps and I will be going through mine to see what I can find. Love this card.

  3. I tried a couple of these today and they are so much fun - creating your own paper out of scraps.