Friday, January 25, 2013

Reverse Engineering: Use your Card Kit Scraps


As a long time scrap booker, I have often used my scraps from making pages to make cards.  This month, I'm shaking things up and using scraps from a card kit from The Robin's Nest to make a page.    I don't often need baby cards, so after I made the cards I needed, I decided to use the rest of the kit to scrap a precious memory from my son's first bath at home.
Along with card kits from The Robin's Nest, I used a stamp and matching die from Heartfelt Creations.  The Robin's Nest and Heartfelt Creations have teamed up this month.  Don't you love the Heartfelt Flowers with dew drop centers from The Robin's Nest?!

So, here is how I created this page.  I started by cutting one inch of the top of the yellow ducky paper in the Baby Boy Card Kit from The Robin's Nest.  I then lined three of the rectangles up on the right hand side of the page to create a larger rectangle.  I trimmed one sheet of The Robin's Nest Water Color Ocean paper to make the blue strip along the bottom, and placed one of the trimmed pieces from above to repeat the baby duck print in the same direction as the blue.
I stamped the flower using the Heartfelt Creation Perfect Petal Medley PreCut Set and then cut it using the Heartfelt Creations Perfect Petals Custom die.  I distressed inked the edges of my petals and shaped them with a ball stylus.  I used mini dew drops included in the Baby Boy Card Kit from The Robin's Nest in the center of my flower.
I used a bronze tag from the Safari Tag Kit and embossed it using Vintage Copper Enamel Powder by Piccolo.  I then used white letter stickers by The Robin's Nest and inked them to match my flower.  I love that I can ink these white stickers to match any color on my page!  The rubber duckies are from the Baby Boy card kit and I used one to cover the corner of a tag from the Safari Tag Kit.  This tag had a map of Africa, and I needed to make it baby boy.  This is a great trick to use items in your stash, just embellish to match your page!  I ran a ribbon from the Safari kit through the Collin tag and adhered it to the page.  A scrap of the same ribbon is used to embellish the journaling tag.
The circle was cut with Sure Cuts a Lot, but you could simply cut a circle and add some of letter stickers to get the same look.  I love the use of the yellow, blue and white on this page!

Now my cards were made with the same kits mentioned above and ribbon.  I used the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge to cut the frames and embellished them with the mini dew drops.  I added the stickers from the Baby Boy kit and kept the cards simple but sparkly!
Be sure to check out The Robin's Nest Store this month for specials on their card and tag kits for 20% off.  Here is a link for the sale items.  Use the coupon code cardkitpromo.  There are only a few days left to cash in on this special, so be sure to check out the fabulous kits!
Supplies
The Robin's Nest Water Color Ocean paper
The Robin's Nest Baby Boy Card Kit
The Robin's Nest Safari Tag Kit
The Robin's Nest White Letters
Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3313 Perfect Petal Medley PreCut Set
Heartfelt Creations Perfect Petal Custom Design Die Template
Teal card stock
White card stock
Vintage Copper Enamel Powder by Piccolo
Enamel Powder Adhesive in roll on bottle
Sure Cuts A Lot Software (Optional-circle and title maybe made with other methods)Stampin' Up Journaling stamp
Close to My Heart inks

5 comments:

juscrap said...

Beautiful lo and lovely cards.

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love the layout and the cards! Sometimes it is so hard to do boy layouts... this is adorable! Great job Clare!

Creative M said...

Precious LO!!and Sweet cards!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your layout and cards. So creative.

Robin O'Crowley said...

Very cute ideas. love them

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