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.