Friday, July 3, 2009

Scrappy Sketch

If you seem to have a lot of those little strips of colored and patterned paper left over from your cardmaking this sketch is for you.
You'll need a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardfront, a 1 1/16" x 5 1/2" scrappy strip (instructions below), and a focus piece in whatever shape you like. Pretty easy!

I like to make a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of strips adhered to cardstock. [You don't have to do this but is makes enough Scrappy Strips to make 4 cards. You can make just the one strip for your challenge card.] Once you have covered your cardstock with strips cut it into 4 sections measuring 1 1/16" x 5 1/2". I like to layer this onto a piece of cardstock that is 1 3/8" x 5 1/2" to mat it. Tip: Choose your colors to work together and repeat patterns.

Now you get to choose your focus piece. The sketch shows it as a circle but it can be any shape you want. You might choose text on it or an image, a flower, chipboard, a button, really any embellishment.

Hope you feel inspired! Have fun creating your own Scrappy Strip card.


ML Design Works said...

This is a great idea! I will try it!! Lisa

Daria said...

Doing the happy dance! I saw this on Stamp Haven, but of course, I couldn't copy it there. I was so glad to see it posted here. I love your sketch and sampe cards. Thank you for the detailed directions too. I really like the impact of your design. Thank you! Daria

Anonymous said...

Love this so much! I really enjoyed the challenge at StampHaven too! Thanks!

Nancy Ward said...


Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to yours.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward