And at the end of three hours I had a small pile of paper scraps and a handful of embellishments that needed put away.
I was going to put them away. I really was. But I couldn't help but notice how one sheet of paper coordinated with some embellishments I had never considered before. Before I knew it, I was chatting away with my mom on the phone and putting together this cute little card.
The owl eyes are wiggly eyes (so don't be bothered overly much by the fact that the owl didn't smile perfectly for the picture). :-)
This really was a combination of scraps from CTMH and Michaels. One friend gave me the patterned paper. Another friend blessed me with the cute owl pop-up and the buttons. The two tag templates were traced using the CTMH "Wishes" templates. I know everybody loves their Cricut these days. I do, too. But when I have just one image to cut out, sometimes I still find myself using the templates from "Wishes."
The bottom tag I traced and cut intentionally using part of the shiny leaf image already on the paper . It was inked in Cocoa because I had that sponge dauber handy on the table. lol :-)
I also used Cocoa and Goldrush inks and the CTMH stamp set "Card Chatter--Birthday".
I hope this little post will inspire you to U.U.S. (Use Up Scraps).