Topic: Scrap Recovery
I've had a bunch of little bits-o-things laying around the studio waiting for me to get around to doing something with them. Some are from a page-a-day scrapbook calendar, some from the big stamp catalog, a few are stamped images, some jewelry pictures from a catalog, there are some die-cuts, etc. So I sat down and did all the trimming on all of them to make them ready for use. Then I found matching elements for them, usually a printed tag, and added matching printed cardstock from the table scraps bin. I found a piece of card base for each of them, folded these and tucked all the parts inside. Now I have a big stack of 'kits' to work on.
Once I got these kits set up I pulled out a couple of them and started cutting parts and assembling.
For this one the element was the heart from the stamp catalog, colored with watercolor markers. The printed tag was backed with black to separate it from the background featuring three strips of paper. I added a ribbon snippet to the tag and pulled a pre-stamped sentiment to cut as a banner. It is popped up on foam tape.
For this one I started with the pie - a cut out image from the scrapbooking page-a-day calendar. I had the die-cut border in the 'use this soon' bin and backed it with a patterned block and a strip before mounting on a blue background with bitty stars. The sentiment is, again, from the pre-stamped bin and I added a single brad to repeat the image of the cherries on top of the pie.
Off to use up more of the 'kits'.