I had three little circular focal point pieces that I'd created for something else, but when I messy-watercolored them, the ink was just not the right shade anymore for the purple I needed. But they were too good to throw away, so this weekend I dug through the scrap bin for appropriate colors (anyone remember the old Orchid Opulence?) and came up with a couple of quick notecards to use them up. And bonus--I used up three odd-sized leftover envelopes at the same time, so I felt pretty thrifty!
This first card is a little 3x3 mini card. It was fairly formal-looking until the addition of the polka-dotted banner. I like how the light pink lightens it up in both color and mood. In the card below, I used the torn other half of the SINGLE piece of Orchid Opulence cardstock that I had left after all these years, and expanded my 3x3 layout into a 3x6 card. Still using only scraps at this point (did I mention I have a LOT of scraps?) The stamp set is Birthday Blooms, from the Spring 2016 Catalog. It comes in wood-mount and cling-mount.
For the last card, I re-punched the 2.5-inch circle down to a 2-inch size and matted it on a scrap 2 + 3/8ths inch scallop circle punch. I used a tiny sliver I'd cut off the Orchid Opulence piece to make a little pennant, and used up the rest of the 1-inch wide strip of Pink Pirouette double-sided patterned paper, with the new Banner Triple punch. Quick and pretty!
I love using up scraps! I always feel so virtuous when I get a whole project done just from leftover odds and ends. If you like scraps, too, I encourage you to follow my Paper Scraps Papercrafts board on SOMH Pinterest for lots of fun ideas using up small piece or strips of cardstock and paper. Snag a couple of ideas and ENJOY feeling super thrifty as well as crafty!