Saturday, 25 February 2012

Less is More challenge - Don't scrap it!

I finally got Richard's card made.....on his birthday - how bad is that!

Thankfully the Less is More challenge this week was just what I needed for inspiration - it's to use your scraps and I'm sure like everyone else, I have loads of them :)

I mentioned in my last post how I was trying to think of something funny/sarcastic to put on the card but I didn't quite manage it!  He thought it was funny anyway (helped by the quote inside that my lovely cousin Vicky gave me!)
I would take a picture only I didn't have time to print an insert and my writing is terrible!

 The ribbon is from my scrap tub, papers from the scrap drawer (except the card base) chipboard is scrap as well.  Says a lot about me giving my husband a card made of scraps  lol (I do love him really ;))

I covered chipboard with brown card and cut out the numbers with the Cuttlebug 'red tag sale' die.  Then stamped them using the blotches? stamp from Stampin' Up French Foliage set using white ink.  I'm sorry I can't remember where I got the brads from - there wasn't any packaging with them. The white card is embossed with the Stampin' Up square lattice embossing folder (my favourite!)

Here's a wee pic of my ribbon scraps - they're usually for the children to have a rummage through...

and my scrap drawers, I'm afraid I'm a bit of a hoarder and keep tiny pieces as well....

I'm off now for a yummy birthday lunch ~ no calorie counting for me today :)

Thank you for visiting
I'll be back this evening to catch up with you all!
Sarah xx


Unknown said...

O so simpel but very beautiful.


Monika said...


"Says a lot about me giving my husband a card made of scraps lol "

but with 40 he is a "scrap too" ;);)

and I'm > 40 so I can write something like this ;)

stuning card and love is growing if we remember all of the "lovely scraps" - I hope you understand my meanings

Mandi said...

How effective a few scraps of ribbon can look
Terrific card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Wow love it .....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Jenny said...

Love those ribbon tabs Sarah, they look great with the screw head brads attaching them:0)
Now I want to know what you wrote inside..... especially if Vicky had something to do with it!
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

This is lovely... aren't you glad you saved those scraps now?
Super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab use of scraps of ribbon Sarah! I'm relieved to see your card is beautifully tasteful - I worried that you might have put some punch art feet on the front! Hope you're all having a lovely day and haven't eaten too much! Vicky x

Tara Cardwell said...

How fabulous is that?? Love it!

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

fabby 40th card K x

Anonymous said...

Very effective Sarah!
Helen x

Victoria said...

Love this 'scrap' card you've made for your hubby Sarah. Those little scraps of ribbon you end up with are perfect for a card like this! Hope you've had a lovely day!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very clever! You've made it look like a regular gorgeous card and those drawers for all your scraps are fabulous!

GinaA said...

Very smart card and no one could tell it was made from bits & pieces unless you told them. Hope you had a good day out and thanks for letting me know who my 'stamp' was from. Off to add the info to my blog now.

Loli said...

Hola Sarah, thank you for to visit my blog, i'm glad to see you:D
Very elegant card for a man, clever idea the ribbons scrap, i think the more interesting, is inside....:D:D:D:D.Well done Sarah.
A hug from Palma and have a nice week

Chanray said...

I love your card, it's so élégant.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sarah

Love your card and hope your hubby like it too. Clever that you've incorporated scraps of ribbon too! We all save some much stuff don't we! Love the way you set up the draws to photograph them too!


Anne said...

What a gorgeous, understated card. Hope you enjoyed your meal out :)

Anonymous said...

This is fab Sarah; so simple yet very effective. I wish I was 40 again, lol!

Daffodil Cards said...

Had a look at your other makes before commenting about your card and you have made some really interesting and beautiful projects, since my last visit.
This card is just beautiful. Quite classy

Margaret said...

What a great card Sarah. Would love to know what Vicky told you to put in the card - with her sense of humour I dread to think!!! :0)
Margaret x

Susan said...

I'm sure your hubby will appreciate your "thriftyness"! Lovely card!

Fiona said...

Great use of ribbon scraps make this an original card. Love those brads!

Helen T said...

What a great card. I love the embossing folder you have used :)

Kerry said...

I really like your card. Mens cards are so hard to do. I like how you've used the ribbon, great idea x