Saturday, September 10, 2011

Splendid {Authentique Paper}

{As seen today on the Authentique Paper blog}

I love the 6x6 Bundles from Authentique Paper for creating cards, but even if I cover the front of a standard A2 card, I still have small scrap strips left over.

I don't want to throw away those beautiful scraps, so I save them to use for cards like these:


Using a few coordinating strips as a base gives a great start to any card (and is an easy way to make a quick coordinating card set).


You can create a simple look by adding a simple stamped sentiment, or you can add layers of embellishments to create a vintage look.


For this card set I layered on doilies, vintage playing cards, buttons, twine, string, and twill ribbons.


What do you do with your scraps?

Thanks for coming by today!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Splendid 6x6 Bundle);
Cardstock: Kraft Outlet (Kraft);
Twine: The Twinery (Honeydew);
String: May Arts (SM10);
Ribbons: May Arts (382-34-27); (Pink Twill);
Other: (Buttons); (Vintage Cards); (Paper Doily);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

6 comments:

marla said...

Adorable cards. Love the vintage playing cards. I keep most all of my paper scraps and try to use them before cutting into a new full sheet of paper!!

Kelly Sas said...

I love your idea and the great design of these left over scraps cards! thanks for the great inspiration.

Marie (Mazz) said...

I sure hope you dont mind if I lift these gorgeous cards Tifany :) They're great and fabulously creative !! thanks so much too for the lovely comments you left on my blog. I hope you have a very happy week X Mazz x

Kate said...

This is so beautiful. Love it.

Hugs
Kate

Tammy V said...

Just wanted to say congrats for being the glue dots fan of the week :)

Brandi Barbara said...

I am obsessed with the vintage playing cards! I can't get them out of my mind! Awesomely cool ; )