How to Make Your Own Patterned Paper Scraps

So, I wanted to give the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge a try, but I wanted to do it my way.  What did I do?  Why, I made my own scraps, of course.  All "patterned paper" is actually stamped images from CTMH stamps.

Here's the inspiration:

And here's what I started with on my desk:

Do you recognize any of these stamps?  A little "Whooos Your Valentine," "American Celebration," "Universal Backgrounds," and "Candlelight."
And here's the finished card:

The scraps are adhered only on the left side.  A strip of Outdoor Denim cardstock and length of twine anchors the scraps.  Stitching with DMC Ecru thread and the sentiment from "Thoughtful Tidings" helps balance the card.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!


Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea! Love the idea of making your own scraps! This came together beautifully, a great balance!

Becca-expressions said...

Smashing! Thanks for showing us the larger pieces of paper first. This is a brilliant idea. We're so glad you decided to join us at Color My Heart this week. We look forward to lots more of your creativity!!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

SUPER idea, Brenda! I can't wait to hit my scraps! This is a great reason to keep them, lol. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the color dare this week! :)

Ruby Sunshine said...

This is a great card! I love the color combo with the style oh the style I want to do one right now! LOVE IT!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Nice job on the challenge! I love that you made all your own paper. The banners look great on kraft paper too! Thanks for joining us in the Color Dare this week and for the inspiration you have provided us, Brenda! We hope you can join us again really soon.
:) Marie

Romaine said...

love all the pennants down the side with your created papers!

Lynn said...

Oh my, I LOVE that banner card. It is so cool!

sarahstone said...

I really hope you don't mind, but I loved this idea so much that I stole it for the album contest at convention. If I win, I promise I'll share the rewards with you! :) Great job with creating your own papers. Thanks for playing this week at Color My Heart!


tjhubner said...

@ Sarah: I don't mind. :-) In fact, I applaud your honesty. Please use it. Enjoy. That's what this blog is for. :-) -Brenda