Sunday, May 13, 2012

MIM: Using Those Scraps

Happy Mother's Day! I was just thinking about how my scrap bin is becoming an overwhelming mountain of lovely PTI paper. I can barely close the lid to the bin. Making one card isn't going to make that much of a difference in my pile but it's inspired me to pull out my scraps first before grabbing a fresh sheet of paper. I have ten tags to make for my seniors that are getting ready to graduate so I know that I will empty those bins out a little more. Okay, let's get to the card for this week's MIM over on Nichole's blog. Dawn had the most amazing and helpful video full of tips. I grabbed five different patterned papers from my stash and layered them like the rainbow. I find that I do this with almost everything, even when I eat M & Ms. There is a very special young lady who is graduating this year and I'm going to miss her a lot so this card is for her. She's had a lot of hardships but is a very strong individual. Also, I teach Spanish and have had her in Spanish three of her four years of high school. Plus, she studied Spanish over the summer at NYU and is going there in the fall to study linguistics. Okay, back to the card. After laying the papers, I die cut a star at an angle at the top of the paper. I was going to use the PTI star but it was too big so I pulled out my Spellbinders. I stamped "Girlie, You Rock" in the center of the star and added a few purple rhinestones. I added three clear butterflies and put rhinestones in the center. I also used my glue pen to trace around the edge of the star and added some super sparkly Palette glitter.
I couldn't bring myself to throw away the star so I put it on the envelope, cut out Skylar's name and used Stardust Stickles the letters. The button in the center of the star is layered and then tied together with twine. I hope she likes the card, now just to write a note inside.

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