Friday, June 1, 2012

FM61 From Scraps to Scraplings

It's my turn this week for the Friday Mashup challenge.  A few years ago, I did a Virtual Stamp Night challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, which was to make a scrapling.  It was such a cute little thing, I thought I would bring the challenge back again here. 

A scrapling is a little card, notecard, or tag that you would make out of the scraps that are left from your card stock after making a square card.  What do I mean?  If you started with an A2 card base, 4-1/4 x 5-1/2", and then cut it down to make a 4-1/4" square card, there would be a 1-1/4 x 4-1/4" base left.  That's the starting point for your scrapling.  It could also be 1-1/2 x 4-1/4", if you had made a 4 x 4" square card previously. It is lots of fun to decorate this small space!

Perhaps you don't make square cards as often as I do... that's ok.  Use your scrap patterned paper and ribbon to make a card.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using " Scraps of Pattern Paper or Ribbons ".
  2. Or Make a " Scrapling ".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a Scrapling using Scraps or Pattern Paper or Ribbons. ".
For this challenge, it is helpful to start with small or tall skinny stamp images.  Think linear.  Kites, balloons, trees would all work.  And no problem if your images or embellishments fall off the edge.

For my sample, I was faithful to using only scraps (so proud of myself!).  I cut out and popped up the little carton and popcorn pieces too.  Love these bright colors - so happy!

Stamps: Comfort Food; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP;  Ink: So Saffron marker, Real Red marker, Stazon; Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Dimensionals.

And for your viewing pleasure, I'll include the original VSN scrapling, I made a few years ago.  I still remember how pleased I was with it, because it was so cute!

Hope you'll join us this week at the Friday Mashup to make your own little cutie!  Thanks for stopping by!


Rita said...

Adorable little card, Heidi! I don't make square cards normally, but this is a great way to use up the extra paper for those who do!

Amy White said...

Super cute image/sentiment combo - love it!! Thanks for the challenge to use some of my rather large pile of scraps! ;)

Sheri said...

Heidi, these are both super cute! Thanks for a fun challenge!
Sheri (guest designer)

Lisa said...

Great challenge Heidi, I really enjoy learning new things! My husband especially liked the scraplings and now wants me to make a bunch for Christmas!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Ok, that's the cutest thing ever!! I love how you 'popped' the popcorn and container up. This was such a fun challenge :)

Holly said...

Great challenge this week Heidi! I had so much fun making mine and what a great way to use up your scraps! I love this set , I really wish I would of keep it. This came out adorable.

Lili said...

Great challenge Heidi! I love the way you popped up your popcorn and the container, and how you combined the colors.

Amanda Corbet said...

These are ridiculously cute! The popcorn one looks amazing! Thanks for sharing two beautiful scraplings!