Lucky Stars

One of my favorite techniques I learned from Operation Write Home was how to make ruffle cards. This is a fabulous way to use up scraps that make gorgeous cards. When I first saw this I knew I would love it; I ran out and bought a border punch!

 

Let’s rewind a bit…I was quite excited when Hero Arts came out with some stamp sets designed for Operation Write Home with part of the profits getting donated to this fabulous organization. When I heard about them I told myself that I would only buy them in a local craft store (here’s a post that will tell you why I was thinking this). For months I have looked at every store that crossed my path, even when I was traveling. Finally, last week I visited one that had them! It was Scrapbooks, Etc. in Mesa.

I came home and the “I thank my lucky stars” jumped out at me and made me think of the ruffle cards because I use a star shaped border punch to make them. Off I went digging through the scrap drawer, cutting down to size and punching away! I trim mine a little smaller than the tutorial; I use 4″ by 1.5″ because I like the tighter look with this punch.

After I had my piles of scraps ready my assembly work began. For the darker colored combinations, I will use scrap white card stock as long as the errors on it do not show through. In most of these, you do not see the actual base that I layer the scraps on.

Here are a few of my favorite cards from this bunch, 17 in all! They’re destined for my next OWH box – some will go in blank and some I will write up as any Hero Mail.

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2 Responses to Lucky Stars

  1. Cindy E. Burton says:

    Wow! These are pretty neat! I LOVE designs that show uses for scraps because no matter how often I go to my scrap pile, it continues to multiply (like rabbits… lol). So, I’ll add this to my repertoire and see if the pile dwindles. However comma, I’m going to have to shop first for a nifty border punch. Thanks for sharing and your cards are delightful… 🙂

  2. admin says:

    My border punch as more than earned its keep making these kind of cards! Always happy to give some an excuse to shop. 🙂

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