Thursday, 28 June 2012


Hi Bloggers

Its time for another challenge at

Just Inspirational Challenges

and this week we are sponsored by

and the inspirational photo this week is so typically English

I love it, the old red phone box, London bus, Big Ben and rain lol

This week as I made my card I decided it would be a good idea to do a little tutorial on using up scraps of paper. If any of you are like me, and I suspect most crafters are, I hate to throw away even the smallest bits of pretty paper, so I have a big box of all my oddments, which are perfect for what I did for this challenge.

1. I coloured my image and covered the card with my chosen backing paper, then got around 6 or 7 different scraps of paper in co-ordinating colours.

2. I decided on where I wanted my image to go, but didn't stick it down, so I would know what space I had left to fill.

3. I chose 4 pieces of scrap paper that were long enough to go across the card,

4. and cut them into 4 strips ranging from 30mm to 10mm thick.

5. I added the biggest strip 20mm from the bottom of the card and once stuck cut off the excess,

6. then added the remaining strips, always cutting off the excess after each strip was added. This makes a neater edge than trying to cut off all the excess edges at the same time.

7. Next I decided I wanted to add bunting to the top of my card, so I cut myself a template from scrap card,

8. and drew round the template onto 6 different scraps and made my flags.

9. Next I stuck 3 little pieces of extra strong dst along the top edge of my card to hold the bunting string in place.

10. Using some bakers twine I knotted both ends and the middle and stuck the knots on with the dst.

11. Hook the flags over the twine till you get them in the position you want,

12. then stick the 2 sides together with dst. You can secure the flags to the twine with dst if you don't want them to move about.

13. Finally stick your image, over the top of the bunting and paper strips, with foam pads. I cut small triangles from the scrap paper, drew a bunting string on the envelope and stuck the triangle 'flags' on the line. I also used 2 more pieces of scrap paper to mount the peel off greeting onto on the card.

I hope you find the tutorial of some use, and that you will join us in this weeks challenge.

Happy Crafting

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