Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Blog Hop: The Imaginative Thrifty Crafter

I never waste anything. That's why I use every little scrap.


And I LOVE to win great stuff! Do you, too? To win a $25 gift certificate from my crafting partners, Spellbinders Paper Arts, leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address so I can notify you that you won! 

I designed the Little Loves collection of crafting dies as a perfect place to use the tiny leftover precious bits and use that die for more than only baby birthday cards (sweet as they are!)


This time I used the Baby's Birthday etched die and all those sweet scraps too nice to throw away.
I simply layered little scraps of paper and ribbon and attached the die cut with dimensional glue dots. Using big fat dimensional glue dots gives height, so your cut paper casts shadows.


Using different papers changes up a look entirely and is just plain fun.


And I used one of the cards for my sister's birthday, reminded of how wonderful it is to have friends for a lifetime.



So even though I usually snip everything with scissors, it's good fun to cut something out in a jiffy and make a special card in just five minutes using tiny scraps any thrifty person can't possibly throw away.

Don't forget to leave me a comment and your email for a chance to win, and if you're blog hopping, click here to go to Lilybean Paperie, the next blog on the hop.


55 comments:

Karen H said...

Pretty birthday card...Little Love collection in this release is so cute!

Katie Baird said...

Fabulous release! I just love your silhouette designs! Thank you.

shabbypinkhouse said...

Super cute cards! Pretty papers! tfs Christine Johnson
shabbypinkhouse@gmail.com

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the new dies.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Malaika said...

How cute the die you used!

bev p said...

What a sweet, sweet sillhouette. Thanks for reminding us to think outside the box for additional ways to use an image.

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet cards - love your creativity:)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

lol I never throw away scraps either; I have some very small scraps
and think I am the only one. Not! lol Love that you added that pink
glitter paper; it's a really special touch to an already gorgeous card.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love this collection of dies!

Unknown said...

Love, Love, these dies! so many possibilties! your silhouettes have always been amoung my favorites.

Joy Meadows said...

Silhouettes have long been a favorite of mine and these new dies are just so beautiful. Love your scrappy cards, and I'm sure your sister will love her birthday card.

Unique Designs by Monica said...

I have to say very cute, playful and inventive.

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable cards. love how you used your pattern paper. Thanks for sharing....

sharon g said...

I like how you added the decorator papers. What a great look--they look like calico fabric.

Lady said...

Love your cards and I love Spellbinders too. Thanks for sharing your ideas. craftyladycme @ gmail.com

Cynthia Cole said...

All three cards are so sweet! Yes, I love to win stuff. cin22.cole@gmail.com

Fay Marie Gardner said...

Beautiful cards! I love these dies!

Nay Nay said...

I am totally in LOVE with the Little Loves.

Ann said...

Using these dies on kids scrapbook pages would be totally awesome! Or on kids birthday cards. TFS.

Michelle Byerley said...

This card is so darn cute. Reminds me of my granddaughter's first birthday. Thank you for sharing.

Susan Kaiser said...

These are adorable, and so different from each other! I needed ideas like these. Thank you!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the new silhouette dies.
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Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the look that comes from using scraps.

Holley Downs said...

Omg! I love your cards! These new dies from Spellbinders are great, too. TFS! I love using up my scraps. Thx!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great, love the spellbinders' dies and your cards are different. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri Little said...

I like how you coordinate the patterns of paper.

charly said...

Love the combo of the dot and floral papers. Very cute card!

Teri Smith said...

Oh, such sweet cards! This is a release of such variety.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I buy way too many florals! These dies are precious!

Eve N said...

Love this new Baby's Birthday die. You made such cute cards with it!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for reminding us to use those bits of pattern papers we saved to use as backgrounds. Great design work on the dies. I love silhouettes so they are perfect for me. hallbill@windstream.net

Constance Hollenbeck said...

Wonderful ideas! I like that you used some pattered papers. Thanks for the inspiration!

ljcasselman said...

Nice variations on the same release item!

Sue Smith said...

WOW, great variation of the child in the high chair. I love your cards. TFS

Dana M said...

Such sweet cards! You are a master at combining patterned papers - fantastic!

sabell said...

OMG you designed some awesome dies! I love silhouettes and yours are just gorgeous. I love that you used patterned paper on your cards, don't see that so much anymore. I think your sister's card is adorable and she will love it!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Cute cards!

Sheila said...

The silhoettes combined with the pattern papers - very eye-catching

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Sharyn. Love the sweet die-cut and how you showcased it with different colors. Amazing designs!

Wendy Lambert said...

So adorable! Love the sentiment!

D.Ann C said...

I fell in love with your darling Little Loves collection instantly and want almost every one of them!! dcomer1 [at] gmail

Donna said...

Such cute cards, Great ida to use scraps for the background.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love how you used these new products. Super pretty!

Cathy Lillie said...

Your silhouette dies are adorable! I love your patterned paper stash, too! I keep all my scraps as well - they're just too pretty to throw away. Your cards are wonderful! I'm sure your sister will love hers.

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

April said...

What sweet cards and fun inspiration! Love them!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! AMAZING New Release!! LOVING the Inspiration and THANKS for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Patt H. said...

I love this sweet die & your amazing cards! Little Loves dies are at the top of my wish list!

FD91354 said...

This is a great release from Spellbinders. Their product looks to be of very high quality. I hope to try some out one day.

Sharyn Sowell said...

FD91354, you're right. Spellbinders dies are fabulous. They wear perfectly through lots and lots of uses, cut almost anything I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot!) and the teflon-like nonstick coating means the pieces drop out smooth and easy. You'll love them!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable silhouette design for these delightful cards!

Becky Wibbeler said...

Love these new releases and what you have done with them and the papers used really make these cards stand out.

Sue D said...

So sweet. I like the papers you used on each of these.
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F. Andre said...

Congrats on your new products. Your work is gorgeous.
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