Whimsical Wednesday Design Team Post - Challenge #15 - Use Your Scraps

This week at Whimsical Wednesdays we were challenged to use our scraps. This is something I definitely need to work on! I have a huge box of cardstock scraps right next to my desk but I almost always forget to reach for them. Well, this weekend was my dad's birthday and I knew that I wanted to make one of the tri-fold cards from the Cricut Just a Note cartridge; I had never made a staggered tri-fold card before but I knew the smaller cuts would be the perfect opportunity to use up some of my scraps. 

First I chose my color scheme and rustled through my scraps to find a few pieces of cardstock I thought would work. 

The cuts that come on this cartridge are pretty basic so I tinkered with the sizing and layering so that I could cut as many layers as I wanted and build up a good bit of dimension. 

I also created a inside layer for my note and used a very aggressive inking technique for this project. 

I couldn't resist a little bling...

To see how the rest of the team is using up their scraps, please join us at Whimsical Wednesdays and don't forget to show off your own projects!

Products used:
Cricut cartridge: Just a Note
Paper: The Paper Studio - Birthday Extravaganza and Recollections cardstock



Shannen said...

Gorgeous Faith Abigail, TFS!! I love how the card folds out and need to remember to make my cards more interesting!! Love your card!

July 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM
Charlotte said...

Your card is absolutely darling. Amazing that it is made from scraps. What a great shape and tri-fold card. WOW!

July 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Cindy said...

AWESOME job with your AMAZING card!SUPER use of scraps,JUST FANTASTIC!!:)

July 20, 2011 at 12:23 PM
MyCuriousCrafts said...

FABULOUS! Such an adorable card. I must try this technique out. ~Shen

July 20, 2011 at 12:30 PM
Jovan said...

Great card!

July 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Glora said...

This is SO super cute! Way to use those scraps it turned out terrific! Hugs- Glora

July 20, 2011 at 1:11 PM
GiGi said...

Oh My Goodness is this CUTE!!!! I love all the dimention and colors! Great job using your scraps! SO CUTE!

July 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM
The Archiving Angel said...

This card is just gorgeous. I love all the dimension, the colors & how you created such a stunning card using scraps. Just brilliant!
Crafty best,

July 20, 2011 at 5:35 PM
*Star said...

Such a great card! I love how those bright colors just pop against the black paper. Awesome job with your scraps. Tfs and have a great day. :)

July 20, 2011 at 5:57 PM
Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

The trifold and layering looks great! such great colours. Love it so much. All that inking! Gorgeous. x

July 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM
Pookie said...

very cute, Happy birthday to your dad. My oldest daughter turns 14 tomorrow. (where does the time go?) Great card. Love those goggly eyes, I just put some on my daughter owl card last night. lol.
Trying to get some use out of that imagine. Now that is used my CWP to get some extra ink. ;-)
Have a great night,

July 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM
In Love with a Bug said...

What a wonderful card for your dad! It is fun and vibrant and I love all of the dimension and inking you added. Great use of scraps! Melanie

July 20, 2011 at 10:18 PM
My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Wow Faith Abigail! This is such a fun card! Your dimension is always awesome and I love the scrap colors you chose too! It makes for such a fun card that I'm sure your dad is going to LOVE! The inking really makes it stand out! I really need to get to work on some cards with this Just a Note! Thanks for the inspiration!

July 20, 2011 at 11:31 PM
Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very Cute card :-)

July 21, 2011 at 12:34 AM
Karen H said...

Wow, your dad is going to love this creation! It's so vibrant and festive. The inking is gorgeous and I love that you couldn't resist some bling and googly eyes! You made everything come together wonderfully. The layering is fantastic. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

July 21, 2011 at 2:52 AM
Stephanie said...

Wow, your card is so fun and playful. Great chose of colors for a b-day card. All of the dimension and inking makes everything pop. The googly eyes on your image is adorable. I am glad you added bling to this card...just because it is masculine does not mean you can't use just a little!! Your dad is going to love this card. Great job using up those scraps!

July 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM
Cathryn said...

Really great job on this challenge! I am always wowed by your creations! :)

July 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM
shelly said...

oooh i love all that inking and layering! i like the googly eyes you added to that image. awesome fun card im sure your day will adore. great use of the scraps :)

July 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM
joni said...

This is darling!!! I just love everything about this...the colors are great! Isn't is amazing what you can make with your scraps!!! Love this and so will your dad! TFS

July 22, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Margie said...

LOVE IT!!! What great colors! The whole thing screams "PARTAY"!!!

July 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM
DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! So precious! this really makes me want an E2 but I just can't justify it for a couple of preloaded carts. GGGrrr... This is so so bright and fun, though. xxD

August 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM

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