Noelle’s Scrap Treasures
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Hi there! It’s Noelle coming to you with my first post for the CardMaker blog today! I’m really excited to share posts with you over these next several months!

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I really like to use up old bits and pieces on my cards. In fact, I have a tiered organizer on my desk used solely for the purpose of remembering to use those things. I used to find that, when I stashed things away in a box, I forgot I had them and never used them. Having these pieces in plain sight has been really helpful! Primarily, what I have in the organizer are extra die-cut pieces, handmade embellishments, or stamped images that I didn’t end up using.

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These were the random pieces I pulled from that organizer to use to make my card I’d been thinking of shaker cards lately, and decided that these pieces, and the shaker concept were my jumping-off point. I ended up using all these pieces but one.

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Since I’d decided to do the shaker card, I knew I wanted to paper-piece the penguin on the outside of the shaker box. However, there were some details on this particular stamp that I didn’t want to cut out such as the little feet and the balloon string. So, I took both the front and back pieces I would use for my shaker, and stamped the same image over the two pieces at once.

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Then, I added acetate to the back of the frame. I made a foam frame by attaching leftover edges from some foam dimensional dots, so this card is full of scraps, including scrap adhesive! I didn’t attach foam along the top edge until I had sandwiched the two halves of the shaker together, so I could line up the image properly. After it was put together neatly, I added the micro beads in through the top opening. Then I put the last piece of foam adhesive in with tweezers.

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I paper-pieced the penguin scrap on top after coloring. Then I added the sentiment, which I put a die-cut star around that was also a leftover piece. The “7” was matted with a punched circle, and the background die-cut negative numbers were also matted before adhering them to the card.

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Once the card was assembled, I think it turned out pretty cute! I hope you like it, too. Have a fantastic day!

Noelle

Supplies used: Solid cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; stamps, number plate die, and star die from The Cat’s Pajamas; instant photo frame die from Lil’ Inker Designs; Copic® markers from Imagination International Inc.

10 Responses to Noelle’s Scrap Treasures

  1. Penny Ward says:

    How cute is this?!? Love your papers. Isn’t it fun to see what you can create with leftovers? Love it!!!

  2. Patti J. says:

    Very cute, Noelle! Love your use of these fun papers and stamps! Great job on your first post – can’t wait to see what’s up next from you!

  3. Jeanne J. says:

    Super fun! I love the cool background and a shaker is always captivating for me!

  4. Kathy W says:

    I have a questions…I love shaker cards, but when I make one, the sequins always stick to the side of the foam tape. Suggestions….

    • Sometimes they do stick a bit, you could always put just a tiny bit of baby powder or cornstarch just on the inside edge of the adhesive to prevent sticking. Also, using smaller filler (like these microbeads) makes the sticking less obvious. Hope that helps! 🙂

  5. Piali says:

    Super fun card!!!Love the shaker cards!!

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