Saturday, June 23, 2012

DCWV, scraps, and a Just Because card

Today, I made a simple card, utilizing my scraps again.   This time, the scraps come from the Performance Stack by DCWV.   I have been using this brand a lot lately, for several reasons:   you can get a lot of projects done from just one stack, especially if you use the 12 x12 stacks.  They are also trendy.  I still love the other brands like Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, and K and Co, but another reason why I like DCWV is durability.  The papers hold up to whatever project you are working on, from cards to mini books to simple scrapbook layouts.   The stacks are always on sale, especially at Joann's  .   Little known fact, DCWV makes the Recollections paper line for Michaels. This paper line is always one sale at Michaels.

Before I get into the card itself, I want to talk about re-purposing your scraps.  I am not talking about the little bitty pieces after trimming a project, I am talking about those big piece that can be used.  These pieces of paper are good for a quick tag, a 3x3 card, part of a scrapbook layout, and even your child's school project or something for the kids to do while you are working on your own projects.  When you use your scraps, not only does it challenges you to come up with new ideas, but it allows you to save money in the long run.  If you are a budget, you should be anyway, you spend less money and time in the craft stores or ordering online.   For organizing , I have my scraps in an accordion folder I take my scraps and separate them by color.  If they are a pattern piece of paper, I separate by dominant color, and put them in the same slot as the solid cardstock paper.  For the vellum pieces, they have a separate slot.   This works for me at the moment, which I will have to find another container for the scraps,  as my projects increase that I do for both me and my business.

Ingredients for the card:

  • Performance stack paper
  • Gold organza ribbon
  • Border (if you have a border punch, it works perfect for this task)
  • white gel pen (for writing on dark paper as well as the faux stitching)

This card is made from the scraps of a 6 x 9 layout, featuring my parents with their friends while they were on a cruise in February.   I also made a tag book with the piano paper with just the piano keys.  The bottom is a border by Bazzill. I finished off the card by adding dash lines and in my own handwriting wrote the words "Just because" and did a simple knot for the ribbon.  If you do not trust your handwriting, which I do not sometimes, use the printer or a stamp with white ink.

After you have finished visiting my post, hop over to the Card a Day Blog, and enter in one of your cards if you are a card maker for the June challenge.   You could win a prize.  Until next time, have a blessed day.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet card and I agree I like the DCWV paper packs too. The cut well on the cricut and come in so many different packs. Glad to know about the recollection paper, thanks for that tip.


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