Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Snippets Make Fun Cards!

I recently pulled out a little bag of Lawn Fawn and MFT plaid, striped and polka dot snippets and made a herringbone panel for a background. Once it was finished, I die-cut the center of it with a Lil Inker Stitched rectangle die, which left a narrow outer frame that I used on the card below. For this card I chose a stamped image I've had for years that someone sent me, and I have no clue who makes it, so if you know, please leave a comment and I'll give credit where it's due. EDIT: Janice M let me know in a comment that this image was by Elzybells - a company no longer in business - thanks Janice - I thought you sent me this one but wasn't sure) I colored the image with fluorescent and pastel Copics, adding some yellow glaze pen on the chick to look like feathers. The sentiment is from SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I will share this card with the Make My Monday #119 challenge - to make your own background paper

Also sharing with the Tuesday Throwdown #454 - anything goes

Cute Card Thursday #628 - anything goes

For my 2nd card, I used the outer frame that was left from the die-cut panel in the above card. I also made a smaller piece of herringbone with the smaller strips and a snippet of white card. I die-cut this piece into a stitched tag, cutting a larger tag with a snippet of matching dsp to mat the main one. I added my last piece of lavender gingham ribbon which was just long enough to make a little bow, along with a sentiment made up of a stitched die-cut circle, an I.O. hugs die (cut and layered 3 times) and a few little gemstones and assorted stamps to make up the sentiment.

I will share this with Pixie's Snippets Playground #375 - must use snippets

Also sharing with A Place to Start April 2020 challenge - use ribbon or twine

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!



Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great look with all the snippets in your herringbone design. These cards are so gorgeous and most certainly speak of Spring. Wonderful for Easter!

crafty-stamper said...

LOve the cute image and great tag -but your snippet herringbone background and frame are brilliant
Carol x

jimlynn said...

You are the herringbone queen!!! LOVE both of these cards and all the fun colors of spring. So very pretty!

Stampsnob. said...

Cute little chick Love the background Nice tag too............Lis

Claire said...

As you know, I'm always impressed when you do this herringbone background which looks awesome in the MFT papers, very Spring inspired with the sweet lil chick. The sentiment looks really cool all on the tag which ties in with the border... like that idea x

Liz said...

Two brilliant cards, what a great way to use snippets, Carol. xx

scrappymo! said...

These are so cute. Love how you used the offcut for the second card!

Janice M said...

Adorable!! You know I LOVE that Lawn Fawn plaid!! I actually think I might have sent you that image? It was from a company called Elzybells. They are no longer in business but Penny Black has remade some of their images into clear stamp sets. I have a couple of them in the larger old rubber style!

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, love that delightful sweet images, as always coloured to perfection...Thanks for your congrats on my DT, [have another one coming up, I need to be kept so busy, stops me from worrying] xx

cotnob said...

Two super cards Carol, lovely papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Wendy said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Carol! You have a way with those pretty snippets in your stash to make some lovely cards! I love these type of cards! Beautiful papers and that chick has got to be the cutest! I remember the image but not sure on the maker. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards and enjoy the sunshine today after those loud thunderstorms overnight! Hugs~

Tracie said...

Love yur tag card. Such a great layout. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Darnell said...

Carol, you truly are the queen of snippets! You should be Di's vice president! And Director of Patience! That takes a while to put all those strips together, but I really like the result as a background to the cute feathery chick and egg! And I love that you used the bit of frame for your second cut tag card filled with hugs!! Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both are just adorable and good for you using up bits! LOL
Keep well and safe
Faith x

Crafting Andy said...

Ooh great cards. And cute image. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

Cazro said...

Fabulous, I love your country style herringbone background, so much going on, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday. Caz DT

creativetimewithme said...

Adorable cards! Glad you were able to join us for the Make Your Own Background Paper challenge!

Mary Ellen, MMM DT - https://www.creativetimewithme.com/

Chana Malkah said...

Both projects are fabulous! Such a creative use of snippets! The composition of the tag card is on point and beautifully executed! Thanks for an inspiring and beautiful submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Di said...

Two great cards Carol - as always, perfection! I do love the herringbone background you created and then cleverly used on both cards.

Hope you're keeping well.


Di xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow brilliant.. well done Carol on that Herringbone.. very clever.. wonder if its hard to do?
Love it and congrats on top pick in the plaground too! 😊
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these changeable times. As Paul wrote: "We walk by faith, not by sight."
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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