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10/6/09

Tuesday Tipster #4 Using your scraps quickly & easily







I'm excited about this Tuesday Tipster and a GIVE AWAY!! In order to win you have to sign up to "follow me" yup bribery and if I'm lucky enough that you already are following me then leave a comment and if you get a friend to "Follow me" then you can leave another comment so you have a greater chance to win a HEW HERO ARTS CLING FLOWER STAMP! Hope that makes sense.
Last week I was so inspired with Shari's ATC cards on the HA blog that is what got me rocking for this Tipster.

This was my dilemma .... my growing paper pile so I decided to sew them together quickly to make a card without to much thinking.


Grab some coordinating colors in different sizes



Lay them out and sew together adding as you are sewing or you can put a piece of tape on the back to hold papers together.


Then fill in the spaces so you will have the desired cards shape you want. I added the green check here. Sew that together.


Now have fun and add decorative stitching around every edge of the papers and trim the boarders.

Then I stamped the NEW Hero Arts Florish background stamp and did some distressing. See the card below I sewed some ribbon on (for the CAARDvards challenge) and added some dots.
Have fun and I'll show you some more I made as well....I used 85% of my paper pile so I was pretty happy.

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Great tip this week. I'll have to hunt out the sewing machine!!! it hasn't seen the light of day for about 6 months!!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Love you finished card, It looks a bit like a fancy quilt. The colours are great must have a go at this myself although my sewing on card needs a lot of practice.

Alice Wertz said...

how fun!! wonderful tip for using scraps! wow! have to try it! thank you for sharing this awesome idea Kathy!!

Anonymous said...

This I really love!!! It looks so easy, and I LOVE easy, I'll have to borrow someone's sewing machine, since my own is broken...
Thanks for sharing Kathy, can't wait to try this out!
Love, Anette :o)

Lucy Abrams said...

Great Tips Kathy ;)
Love seeing your work in progress cards. I have about a ton of scrap paper... might give it a go :) x

Virginia L. said...

This is super fantastic...now I's inspired to get a NEW sewing machine!!!! You are quite an enabler!

paula said...

Kathy I just love & adore scrap cards (90% of mine are made from scraps). Thank you for more ideas on what to do with my pile of bits :D

TRace said...

OH Kathy I love this green and turquoise card with ribbon...perfect stitching my sista!!1 I need to give my scrap pile a looksy!!!

Susan McRae said...

Thanks for the tips Kathy! You make it look and sound so easy! I wish I didn't get into a panic state everytime I see a sewing machine! That's what grade 7 Home Ec did to me!

Heather Maria said...

Great tip Kathy. I love patchwork so I will definitely use this tip. Brilliant way to use up lots of scraps. Thanks Kathy.

AnitaRex said...

I am following you already! Cute idea Kathy!

Jamiecrafts said...

very cool tip, thanks! also thanks for the nice comment!

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