Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine Scrapling

Good morning, friends! About this time last year I discovered a little card format called a "scrapling". They are so much fun to do, first of all because little things are inherently "cute", and second because with no more than three elements, they're done! Besides, they're a great way to use up those long, narrow scraps we often have left over from other projects. In case you're wondering, there is an official scrapling size: 1.25-1.5" wide by 4.25 tall (i.e. an 8.5" strip folded in half). Don't worry too much if your scraps vary slightly from these dimensions!

This one started with the urge to do some "fussycutting". This is where you take a sheet of patterned paper (in this case, from the wonderful Sending Love Specialty paper in the current Stampin' Up! mini catalog), and determine where you could cut with your paper snips to give yourself a border, design element, whatever you're after. I was able to make 5 scraplings out of every 12" strip I cut, they're so tiny.

I folded my strips in half, and applied my FREE Scallop Trim Border punch to the top layer (can you say, Sale-a-bration?!). A quick stamp down with one of the Well Scripted sentiment stamps from the new mini catalog, then two quick punches to layer. I had a "leftover butterfly" from another project that needed a home, and this seemed like a good one. Add a knot of satin ribbon (another new item in the mini) with a glue dot, and presto! You're done!

Bet you'll fall in love with scraplings, too. Give 'em a try!


All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Real Red classic
Paper: Pretty in Pink CS, Sending Love Specialty DSP
: Designer Label and 1 3/8" circle punches, Very Vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon, mini glue dots, Tombow Multipurpose adhesive, butterfly from Beautiful Wings embosslit die

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