The Pals are a great group of talented Stampin’ Up! demos under the guidance and leadership of Mary Fish, of Stampin’ Pretty. Pals Paper Arts is a public forum to showcase & challenge your papercrafting skills. With sketch & color challenges, you can play along with the Pals as often as you wish. This week, the Pals Paper Arts features a sketch challenge:
I immediately thought of a card I taught to a class last month showing a good way to use up scraps of DSP. If you are like me, you just can’t throw away your scraps of DSP, not matter how small! Hoarder! Yes, you are – but you don’t have to be any longer! You can turn those little strips of DSP into something beautiful. Let me show you how:This idea was one I actually learned from our fearless leader, Mary. She showcased this card on her blog quite a while ago, and I immediately tucked away the idea for using my scraps.
3/4″ wide strips of DSP, and a flame which is actually the wing from the Bird Builder Punch and you’ve got a quick & easy birthday card. I used my white chalk marker to add a little hi-light the flame and layers for my card base. A little banner cropped from another scrap strip of whisper white punched with the flag banner punch is just right for the sentiment.
And I found it is actually LIBERATING to use those scraps, not just collect them. It helps to de-clutter my stash area, and I’m sure those scraps would rather be turned into something beautiful to bring delight to a special someone on their birthday, than to just sit in a scrap pile. So pull out those scraps, and your build-a-bird builder punch and make candles.
Your scraps will thank you. Your friends will thank you when they receive your beautiful card. Your clean & organized craft area will thank you.
If you want to see what the other talented Pals did with this sketch, head over the Pals Paper Arts gallery.
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I hope you found this tip useful for using your scraps of DSP. If you did, please leave me a comment and let me know. I love to hear your feedback to my projects. Thanks.