Thursday, 29 December 2011

A Kraft Card

Hi there blog friends!  This card was made using the bits and pieces of left over pieces of kraft card and other earthtoned decorative papers that I had.  Every once in a while you want to put something together and don't seem to have enough decorative paper to do exactly what you want so you end up with a card like this instead.  I cut a frame from black card for my focal element from Labels eleven and labels fifteen on the inside I used my houndstooth embossing folder to give it texture.   I stamped my sentiment on a piece of natural kraft card and then cut a faux labels eleven nestie from it.  Using my edgeability dies, I cut a small heart border in black and added it to a larger heart border that I cut from kraft card.  I mounted small black card behind the hearts then mounted a piece of kraft card from the Tim Holtz decorative kraft pad.  I added another small piece of this to the top of the card for balance.  The three small black hearts are the ones that I removed from the border cut outs earlier.  I added some black vintage ribbon , a button and some Bakers Twine.  The entire card was mounted on to a piece of black card and gold PVA glue dots were added to the edge to complete the card.  If you have some scraps you need to use up, give this one a try!  All for now, Sue x

72 comments:

Christine said...

Wonderful, you wouldn't imagine for a minute it was made from scraps! Love that you've used the heart fallout pieces too :) xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
Lovely card I love kraft card and this card is very special. x I was collecting all the fancy scraps in an embellishment box and then knocked it over! Don't try this at home!!
love, Vee x

Missmizog said...

What a lovely card. I have loads of scraps left over (that i use for sentiments) but will now try something like this (please note, I said something like this as it will not turn out anything like it, lol).
Sue

Anonymous said...

What fabulous card Sue and to think it was made out of scraps left over
Heather x

Anne RD said...

Sue, you prove that a great designer can make a a stunning card out of anything! Anne x

Sarpreet said...

what a great way to use up your scraps. So inventive and it does not look like you made any compromises or were restricted on any of your products. love this card.

Marie-Louise said...

What a great way to use left overs.

Crafty mop said...

Love what you have done with the text paper at he top and bottom .....love your SCRAP card ! X

mags said...

Wonderful Sue. A really great way to use up all your scraps. Love it.
Mags
x

Jan said...

Fabulous Sue xx Jan

Julia Watts said...

Really beautiful card. Julia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, well you have scored yet again. Top marks for your use of scraps. An amazing card.
lots of love. Jenny L

Maryann said...

Wonderful card again Sue, and a really good use of some of those scraps, we always seems to get loads of. I think, I could make 100 of careds from my scrapbox he he he. This is so great.

Sandra F said...

What a great card.

Janet said...

I think using waste up is very rewarding, especially if it looks like your card! Another good one Sue.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue...boxes and boxes of scraps under my desk!!! what is it with us crafters that we never throw away stuff!!! lovely card and you have just convinced me to get some edgeabilities!!!!!...new year treat take care Margaret

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card Sue.
Janet xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , What a great way of using up the card and paper from my bits boxes another great card as usual , you have so much inspiration to give crafters. Yvonne xx

lilygee said...

love the blacks and browns and the kraft papers are wonderful - waste not want not - lovely!
lol lilygee xxx

lion_tamer said...

You are one talented lady ... your cards are great x

Ruthie said...

So much texture going on on this card, depth of colour, superb card Sue.

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous classy card! Love the colours together and the strips of script Kraft card you've added. The ribbon is fabulous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

gwen70 said...

Not tried the Kraft card before ,looks like I need something else

melanie said...

great card melanie

Helen said...

Another awesome card Sue, I never Know what to do with my bit bag (scraps), I will have to have a go at this one, although Im sure it will not look anything like it!! The card is another one that could be unisex too, so thats good, because I always Struggle with Mens cards, thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

Vie Carter said...

A clever use of the 'bit box'

Vie
x

Lizzie said...

Super card Sue, So out comes all my scrap card. I can make a start but my Grand Calibur has gone to hospital to be fixed again! so the edgeabilities will have to wait till she comes home in 10days time Boo Hoo!!
Lizzie (serial copycat lol!)xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Yes time to use up the scraps box as mine is overflowing. Like the way u have joined bits together on this card.You have given us some good ideas.
Like the embossing folder. I must do more embossing on my cards, New years resolution lol embossing on every card.
Thank you Sue for some more bumper ideas and great card.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a great style card-love the decorative papers.
Eileen x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
love this card, It would make a lovely male birthday card.
Carol x

Craftychris said...

A brilliant card and fab use of 'bits'. I agree with Carol above, a perfect male card. xx

Ita said...

another super card I love the way you use ribbon ahd twine
ita

Tracy said...

Love this - kraft card is one of my faves
Take care
Tracy x

uniqui said...

Good idea we always have bits of card and paper in our stash it is good to see it put to good use. The sprllbinders are great for using up all the bits.
Happy Crafting
Jacqueline

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a lovely card Sue, as usual. Finally, have all day to craft now, don't know where to start! Will look at all your wonderful cards for inspiration.
Vicki

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue and blog friends,
Wow, what a card. Helen and Carol are so right, this card could easily be modified for masculine and even Steampunk. Take off the bow & hearts (sorry Sue), add cogs, locks and keys etc and you have Steampunk (the bp looks like cogs and with the colours it is perfect Vintage/Steampunk. Even the houndstooth embossing looks like metal links!)
Can I ask Sue, did you see the versatility in this card when you created it, 'cos if I'm honest I think it is by far one of your most inspirational creations, as it has so much potential.
As you can tell, I love cards that can easily be adapted. A bit of a lift here, change of colour there, add this and that and Voila! Similar but different everytime; and from scraps too, just fantastic Sue!!!
Finally, thanks Sue P., I am normally full of useless info so I am so glad the enlarging titbit helped you.
Hope you are well Sue, and I hope you and everyone has a good day today.
Regards Linda x

CathyinMN said...

Love what you did with your scraps. Another great card!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Great card Sue, doesnt look like it has come from scraps. They are the in colours in clothes at the moment too so bang up to date colourwise.

I agree it would make a great mans card

Sue xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Great card Sue, doesnt look like it has come from scraps. They are the in colours in clothes at the moment too so bang up to date colourwise.

I agree it would make a great mans card

Sue xxx

Jane said...

I have loads of scraps, never no what to do with them this is one to have a go at Thanks

Jane xx

Carol S. said...

I love making cards from scraps! It is great to have another idea for a base to start from. So thank you Sue. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I love the brown decorative paper on this card, a very striking card in those colours..... I like it :D
I like making cards from scraps in favouite colours or designs it's fun :D
Sue H. xx

Maggie said...

Great scraps card Sue!

Maggie H

PaulineC said...

Certainly a great way to use up scraps.

Clai01 said...

One of the best ways i've seen of using up scraps! lovely card with a lot of variety.

Jan said...

Just what we need to help give us ideas on what to do with those odd bits of scraps. Thanks Sue x

Luanne said...

Beautiful card! love the color and embossing.

baconbits said...

Its amazing what you can do with a few scraps. The coour tones are very effective and if bows and ribbons were removed (sorry) and cogs and things added it would make a great masculine card.
Hugs
Amanda x

Kazbomps said...

I love the earth tones of this card. Excellent use of scrap pieces of paper. Karen x

Carole said...

Very lovely...I like kraft card a lot -you would never know you had made this from scraps! carole Z x

Shelley said...

Lovely card. x

lorraine (classylady) said...

very different amazing what you can do with bits and pieces

lorraine

Fiona said...

Lots of different bits to this one and they work!

Rhonda Miller said...

Another great card.

violetclouds said...

also loving the use of dictionary pages, and the way you have put three of the cut-out hearts at the top balances it beautifully.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, This card is right up my street as I love using up scraps, it's so satisfying! I've got kraft card and a dictionary that's falling apart too, so can add that to the mix. Can't wait to get started! Thanks for the inspiration. Hope your day has been ok, Sue x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

hmmn, earth tones, hmmn, now where did I put them?


Love it Sue, as always, and thanks for the kind note about my card, you really made my Day, xx

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, I love the colours. Stunning card as always Sue. Lee x

KimberleyG said...

Sometimes I use the little cutouts too. It is very fiddly if you use the tiny ones, but you can create some nice embellishments that way.

Rufus said...

Sure doesn't look like a scrap card! Love that you used the hearts from the border die.
R/

Redanne said...

I really love Kraft card as it so much more useful than you would imagine, but even more I love what you have done with Sue, the card has given me so many ideas.......Regards, Anne Rx

Kate's Cards said...

Sweet!!

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

wow sue
what wonderful work... this is the 2nd time i am trying to comment... 1st one went up in thin air... i love what you do with spellbinders.. things others wouldnt even think of... your an inspiration....
i have just become a follower...
kaz_za

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What a classy card, love it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the gold pva glue dots around the edge of the card. I would have never tried this as I thought using a bright shiny colour would draw attention away from the main focal point. However, the background of the message is big and bright enough to cope and your eyes are drawn around the card after bringing your attention to the text & tiny cut out hearts. Shows there are no rules in craft. Can't wait to try this technique.
With love and light Theresa

Barbara Phillips said...

Needed some inspiration to use my kraft card and you have just given it to me. Love the colour combinations that you come up with Sue.

Anonymous said...

I agree this could be easily adapted into a masculine card, which I do struggle for ideas.
Love the design, and wish you a very happy and healthy 2012 Edwina

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

My first thought was this makes a good male card. As for scraps, well this is where spellbinders come into their own I think as I'm always using up bits and pieces making flowers and borders so 2012 must be designated the year of no waste for everyone!!

love from Jackie D

Liz said...

Love the design and the colour combination is great. Happy 2012 to you

sheila said...

It's great how we can use our bits of leftovers with Sprllbinders and create something as beautiful as this

Anonymous said...

WOW i need to be saving all my scraps in the future ,Love elaine )x

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