Thursday, 10 October 2013

Scraps, Cards, Get It Scrapped


So it has only taken me most of the week to realise that I hadn't done anything for World Cardmaking Day. Time to do something about that, I thought, and when I went to pull out some supplies I noticed a layout I hadn't put away yet. It's book paper flower embellishments were fun to make, so I decided to miniaturise them for this card


and then because I was enjoyinmg the colours, I made this one too:


The layout? Here it is:

Sian Fair for Get It Scrapped

and it was made for the latest Get It Scrapped article 6 Ways to Embellish Scrapbook Pages With a Series Cluster


I folded a strip of book paper in half lengthwise, fringed it and rolled it up tight, bit of washi tape to secure it and a dab of Glossy Accents to hold it and the flower centre in place. A white page feels right for our lovely sunny afternoon here today..whatever you are up to I hope you have a chance to get out in the fresh air and take a picture or two. Have a good Thursday!

22 comments:

Jo said...

Those flowers are very cute and I love how you've shrunk the layout to make the cards :)

scrappyjacky said...

I love how you've made the flowers...great idea.

Mel said...

Very cute cards.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love that first card!
I'm thinking of making a few "away at college" cards this weekend.
Rinda

Sandra said...

You have been busy, haven't you :) if I really had to choose, I'd pick the 2nd one

Louise said...

I like how your lovely layout inspired you to make those gorgeous cards x

Sandie said...

These flowers are lovely Sian and who ever receives one of those cards will have a big happy smile! Love how your unfinished layout inspired you.

Melissa said...

Great flower embellishments! I especially like the colors in that second card - so happy! It's been beautiful weather here & I've had a chance to sit outside & read this week.

Amy said...

Your details are always so lovely to see Sian! I smiled when I saw your post today, the colours and the style reminded me that I am back into blogging and seeing what my friends are saying and creating.

Karen said...

Love your flowers and the butterfly card is gorgeous.

Jennie Hart said...

Great set of fun embellishments, a lot of impact too. I had a lovely, lovely thursday thank you.

Missus Wookie said...

All of these feel sunshiny to me - and we did not have a lovely sunshiney afternoon down south. I was so miffed to miss world card day - hoping to make cards this weekend.

But.... who makes that woodgrain paper?

Karen said...

I've seen lots on handmade flowers, but never any like these which I love! The combination of wood veneer, die cuts and flowers are just perfect!

S said...

Your cards and page are lovely. Those flowers are great but I just can't bring myself to cut up books, even ones I bought super cheap for that very purpose. I guess it is the nuns' wee voice in the back of my head that says you don't deface books, not even by writing in them. Maybe I could try them out of newspaper?

Sian said...

S - The book pages were a gift: I'd find it hard to cut up a book myself :)

The woodgrain paper id Crate paper's "Pier" collection 6x6 pad

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I read the words in Spanish and rechecked which blog I was reading. :D
With my "no scrap left behind" approach I´m always making cards with left overs right after the layouts.
PS: send me your snail mail address and I´ll send you more pages in an assortment of languages/styles. ;)

Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh I like those flowers! I totally missed cardmaking day I think! (PS. You can date my layouts from my papers but you need to add a couple of years from release date to when I actually got them! ;-))

Nathalie said...

Great projects Sian! I am especially fond of your flowers and the stitching in blue right behind the fringes :)

JulieJ said...

Love your news paper flowers,

Miriam said...

I love the cards Sian. I made some flowers in the same way but used coloured card, and really fine strips. I really like the printed strips you did. You always choose such lovely colours.

alexa said...

Flowers with words on - so 'you', Sian! And Spanish ones too - right up my street :). The layout is one I especially like ....

Gail said...

What neat looking cards and layout. I love that colour combo, it's one I wouldn't have thought of.

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