Sunday, 25 July 2021

Bloom Where You Are Planted Scrapbusting Card - Crafty Collaborations - Share it on a Sunday Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

I'm hopping with the Crafty Collaborations group again today and I am trying to use up scraps (again). I always seem to have lots of them and I am trying to come with different ways of using them up. Let me show you how I made this card.


1 piece of cinnamon cider card stock 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
1 piece of basic white card 3 7/8" x 5 5/8"
1 piece of gray granite card for the rectangle approx 3" x 4"
2 pieces of dsp 1" x 4 3/8", 2 pieces 1" x 2 7/8" (watch out for directional patterns)
Scalloped Contour dies
Stampin' Cut and Emboss
Scraps of dsp to fussy cut leaves and pot
Scrap of soft succulent ribbon
Evening Evergreen ink
Forever Fern stamp set
Multipurpose adhesive
Paper snips
Simply scored
Bone folder


On the long side score the cinnamon cider card at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Adhere the strips of dsp around the edges of the card front leaving equal gaps around them and a bigger space in the centre.

Die cut the scalloped rectangle (middle size) in the gray granite and fussy cut one of the pots and some leaves (or die cut if you have the dies). Tie a very small bow with the scrap of ribbon and wrap around the chosen pot securing the ends on the back with dimensionals and then add this to the bottom of the rectangle.  Tuck the leaves in behind and then stamp the sentiment above and fix to the centre of the card with dimensionals.

Stamp some leaves with evening evergreen on the remaining basic white piece and then add to the inside of the card.

Job done, simple card using up a few scraps of dsp, give it a try. Click on the links below to see what everyone else has been making.

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Happy crafting,

Karen X

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  1. What a fantastic way to use your DSP and I can see this bundle becoming a firm favourite in my craft room too. Thanks for sharing

  2. Love your card and layout. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love this layout. It will work for so many different cards! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is my kind of card. Definitely will CASE! Thanks for sharing

  5. A fabulous card Karen - love it! x

  6. Lovely card Karen, love the way you have used the dsp in the background x

  7. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments x

  8. Love this card and how you broke up the DSP. Thank you for the directions.

  9. Loving your layout Karen & the use of this lovely set. Thanks so much for sharing.