I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How do you use your scraps?

How do you use your scraps? Are they just in a box? Do you save them for some time and then just toss them? I specifically kept my scraps from this Tri-Fold Shutter Card that I made for Take Heart Ideas. I loved everything about this card, and I hoped I'd find time to play with these colors and patterns again. 

 (Original Card)

I used the CTMH stamp set Hello Wonderful Flair (B1443), which you can purchase HERE
This stamp is fantastic because it's 3" round and can be layered easily using any type of circle cutter. Instead of inking this with a colored ink, I used Versa Mark and dusted the stamp with Ranger, Perfect Pearls. I used the shade of Forever Red. The Perfect Pearls give of a beautiful shimmer. 

Here it is, 12 days later, and I finally got back to my scraps. Here's what I did using the Hello Wonderful Flair stamp using the Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold.  Instead of just using a circle die cut for the medallion, I used a scalloped and embossed circle cut. I also added a little shine with the two watermelon colored Skittles in the left corners and some metal photo corners on the right. 

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