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Monday, March 15, 2010

Table Scraps

Here's a little exercise when you just have a few minutes -- I did these while doing the laundry (well, sort of doing the laundry). The benefits are two-fold: easy little cards and your work table gets cleared off. Challenge yourself to use those little scraps, bits and pieces and "rejected" cut outs, punch outs and images leftover on your work table for quickies. You'll be surprised, what you can do with just what's on the table!

In this case, the heart "stems" were left over from a die-cut, and the hearts punch from scraps on the table.

Added: Cuttlebug panel, stamping on stems from Embossing Arts.

P.S. I added a wire spiral to dangle from the top of the heart and sent it on its way to wish my new Friend Chris a Happy Birthday.

-- keep going -- there's more!

On the table: left-over die cut parts of a Lion, the heart, flower, and circle seal.
Added: Cuttlebug background, and jagged sponged panel.

A Get Well and Thinking of You to my dear Aunt Dot (90 years old!)

and come take a look at the last one below....

On the table: Hearts, stars and card stock pieces from a die cut (that I decided looked just like candles).
Added: Cuttlebug panel, and two stamps (unknown), Diamond Glaze.

Birthday Wishes to JTB

Thought for the day: Those table scraps can turn into tasty morsels -- and the laundry might get done too!
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Sue from Oregon said...

I am a recovering "table scrap aholic" and a hoarder, so I am training myself not to keep EVERY little scrap. I keep a file beside my desk that I add all those scraps etc in and then pass them on to a little friend that just loves them. I just have to look the other way LOL!!!!!!!

stampinfrog said...

The cards are so cute Martha!Congrats on using all of those scraps!

Sue said...

Wow Martha what a fab idea, great cards, I love those candles, I have lots of hearts, lots of scraps and lots of bits and bobs so will definately be trying to arrange them into something scrap-happy, Sue xx

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Donna said...

Great cards Martha and a perfect way to use up your scraps...I could do with following your lead lol! Donna x

Marielle said...

So cute cards =) love it !

added me as you`re follower..

The Mama Monkey said...

This does not help my hoarding, Martha! :) I love your projects!! Fabulous and economical ideas!

Crafty Dawn said...

Good way to keep the scraps down! I liked the cat cards too they are lovely

Oh thanx for joining in with the candy good luck!

Love Dawn xx