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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ready, Set... Scraps

Running out of supplies from a kit? Good thing I saved my scraps. Most of us crafters safe our scraps. We're trained to remember that a piece of 4x4 cardstock could save the day in a month or a year. We can't waste it. The same goes for patterned paper; it is harder to find a use for a piece of bold patterned paper that is 2x3. It tends to sit around longer. 

Not this time! I decided I wanted to use my patterned paper scraps from my CTMH Skylark kit before they became faded by the sun or wrinkled sitting with the other scraps or forgotten. That's why I turned to my Cricut (follow my blog and get a free cutting file). I used my CTMH Artbooking cartridge to make a summertime themed card for my husband. 

Instead of using cardstock for the sunny sky, I used the scraps of this great geometric pattern. For the tree - I truly did use a 2x3 stash of the green chevron-style pattern. The bird from the Skylark kit was so perfect because it also had a geometric pattern to it, and fit perfectly into the style. The sentiment stamp is from the Skylark set, and I used Cocoa ink. This soft brown blends in so seamlessly. 

The shapes from these particular Cricut cuts were so unique, and the patterned paper from the Skylark kit only enhanced the design. Want to try it yourself. Follow my blog, and click on the link before. It's for Cricut Design Space. Everything is sized for you. 


Need CTMH Supplies, Just follow this LINK.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Summertime
Open-Minded Challenge: Vacation-Related
Crafty Little Fairies: Summer Fun
Card Mania: Travel or Vacation
Use Your Stuff: At the Beach


  1. Wonderfully crafted card, love the sebntiment, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  2. Yes, sometimes scraps do save the day, don't they? This card is perfect for our vacation themed challenge at Open-Minded Crafting. Love the combination of different patterns used. Good luck on your entry.

  3. This is lovely Faith - I really like the fact that you have used the patterned paper for the die-cuts. I can feel the sunshine and the water lapping on the sand ..mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  4. This is gorgeous!! LOVE all the different cuts. The waves are fantastic! Love all the papers you used too. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. Lovely card, great scene. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  6. Fab card, I like how you have used patterned paper in your die cuts.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  7. Totally love how you have used your scraps! Mine just tend to stay around for way too long...

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  8. I used scraps recently when on a scrap retreat and got a lot accomplished that weekend! Your card is adorable! Great Job! Thank you for participating with us over at Open-minded Crafting Fun! Melanie, DT


I am so grateful that you stopped by my blog. Follow me for more exciting ideas, and leave a comment below.