Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Using Lots of Snippets





Here is this week's Retro Sketch #119, a perfect image for using all those leftover snippets of dsp I have in my stash!


I have quite a few paper pads with just a couple pieces of paper that need to be used, so I started off with my Echo Park Springtime pad and used it for this card. When it came time to make the sentiment, I realized the background colors in the paper weren't white or cream colored - just somewhere in-between. I took a 2nd look at the back chipboard piece of the pad and Bingo! It was a perfect match! I used a SNSS die for the word "Happy" and the thickness of the chipboard gave me exactly the kind of dimension I was looking for. The layered button was done with an I O button die, and accented with some neutral colored twine.


Here's a 2nd one with SU! Coastal Cabana and matching SU! dsp. The sentiment is layered with chipboard and Coastal Cabana so it's a perfect color match!

Of course I'm also taking these cards over to the Snippets Playground #129 because they're completely made of snippets!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a very "Happy" day!

Carol

12 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the "quilted" look of these, Carol, great way to use up bits and pieces of paper!

Donna Hanley said...

Boy what you can do with a few scrap pieces of paper is just unbelievable to me. These are exceptional. I love the colors in your second card.
You've should make tons of these, everyone will love them. Have a good day.

JD/ Jill said...

What a great job you did with that sketch with these two pretty cards. I think I need to go look in my stack pads of paper and see what leftover snippets I have...you have inspired me. Hope you are having a good week.

jimlynn said...

Fantastic way to use up some of those snippets! All your paper just seems to blend together perfectly too.....AND, you're really selling me on that button die! Think that needs to go on my wish list right now. Love your cards.
Lynn

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fabulous idea hun must give it a go hugs Judith x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love these! This sketch is a winner, especially for snippets.

MaryH said...

You know I'm loving both of these cards - they look like quilts! Great use of the paper packs and clever you to think of using the chipboard for this die sentiment. (Think I have that one, and never would have thought to use the paper pk's chipboard! Great idea). Love the button on each card, and those colors are so pretty & vintage. Couldn't decide which is my favorite...I like 'em both. See ya at the Playground. TFS & Hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Snip, snip snippet! These are awesome! They will brighten up anyone's day, for sure! Paper, we don't have no stinkin paper.... Bwah ha ha! Hugs Carol!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous - love this patchwork look! I have those button dies and haven't used them yet - I really like how you layered them! Fabulous die-cut sentiment too!

Brenda said...

Wow, I love these 2 cards Carol! And I love that they use up some snippets!! They look so cool and I love your die cut sentiment in the center. Way to cute. I will have to save this sketch and give it a go myself. Hugs, Brenda

Di said...

Oh Carol - these are lovely and such a great way to use snippets. Clever to use the backing card for the sentiment too.

Playing catch up here, sorry I'm a bit late calling by

Hugs, Di xx

Erin said...

What a great use of patterned paper leftovers! I love both of your cards and the HAPPY die cut is adorable!

Thanks for joining us this week at RetroSketches!