Wednesday, November 6, 2013


 It's time to get creative with your Paper Scraps! Serendipity Stamps is hosting another EASY challenge.
 Use your paper scraps in your design along with a Serendipity Stamps image or die. Enter your design for a chance to win a gift certificate! You can find the details here at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog .

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Good thru 11-13

  Here's the links to see how the DT used their scraps!

Karen Amidon...that's me!

Everyone has leftovers! This is such a great way to use up those scraps!  The sweet Snowman with Birds stamp was colored with Copics. A little dusting of iridescent glitter was added to his body. The scarf is adorned with tassels made from embroidery thread.

The "Joy is Everywhere" sentiment has such a beautiful script. It also would be fabulous to use on the front of a card. 
Finished size is A-2

Basket Weaving with Scraps!

On my second card the technique I used with my scraps was basket weaving. Basically each strip is woven over and under...just like making those pot holders!

 Foam tape was used on all the strips that ran horizontally (weft) to give it a nice contour. The Wheat Sheaf image was stamped with Rich Cocoa and left natural.

Inside the "November" month stamp was used from the beautiful Illustrated Months Cling Set. The individual months can also be purchased separately.
The bottom woven edge was a left over cut from the front!
Finished size is 5 1/4 x 5

Looking forward to seeing your designs with paper scraps!
Thanks and love to hear your comments

Snowman Card
  • Stamps: Serendipity: 1288G Snowman with Birds, 945E Joy Is Everywhere
  • Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black 
  • Papers: Neenah Solar White, Jillibean- Sifted Snowflakes (front & back), Ripe Avocados, Bo Bunny- Raspberry Double Dot, Bazzill- Jawbreaker, cardstock
  • Other: Copics,Spellbinders- A2 Bracket Boarders One, Circles, Scalloped Circles Glossy Accents, Viva Pearl Pen-black, Viva Glitter Liner, Corner Chomper, foam tape,embroidery thread, Seam binding, iridescent twine, button, brad  
Wheat Sheaf Card


  1. Such lovely cards, Karen! So glad I was able to see them IRL! The colors and weaving and layering are all fabulous!

  2. Karen these are so beautiful! The tassels and coloring on the snowman are gorgeous! What perfect papers and colors! Love it! And that weaving is incredible with the beautiful wheat image! Wonderful cards!!!!

  3. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I just LOVE the extra with thread on the scarf! And, the card with weaved papers is fab! Great cards!:-)

  4. Beautiful cards Karen! Love the tassles on the scarf and your color choices. You have the best small print paper.

  5. Karen you always do such a wonderful job! Both cards are wonderful! Love the bow and dark pink birds on the first one. Love the basket weaving , fun way to use up those scraps.
    Beautiful work as always … now I want that second stamp of wheat.

  6. Two two beautiful cards Karen! I love your sweet snowman card in the pastels, and the fabulous weaving technique for your second, great job for both!

  7. Who love these cards....that snowman looks the colors and the weaving on the, why didn't I think of that!! Have to tell ya....I keep trying to alter my posts so your name shows up in the same color as everyone else....I've tried several times but, can't get it to're special and get to stand out :-)

  8. This is lovely and so well done with this technique...been a long time since I've done a card like this...but you have inspired me to try again with sharing this beautiful card!