Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bugaboo Tutorial Day

It's my day to do a little tutorial over at Bugaboo for my guest design team term. I've decided to do a little quick tutorial on using up some scraps. If you are anything like me (hoarder, lol) you probably have saved so many pieces of DSP that are just too pretty to throw out. 


I started by cutting lots of my scraps into 3/4 inch strips. I put them aside and let the pile grow.


After I had a good stack of them I  glued them onto some white card stock. I picked patterns and colors that I liked together and just laid them out until I  liked the look, then I glued them down. 


After I had the backgrounds made, I thought they looked a bit like quilt blocks, so I went with the theme and shopped the Bugaboo store for some sewing images.

For each card I colored my Bugaboo digi to go with the background then stitched around the patterned background and added some twine tied buttons, to give it a homey feel and continue with the sewing theme. 











Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: copic xpress, PTI Kraft, PTI New Leaf, PTI Dk. Choc, PTI Plum Pudding, PTI Orange Zest, SU Purely Pomegranate, unknown scraps
Extras: copics, sewing machine, PTI buttons and twine 

20 comments:

Imke said...

Fabulous cards and a great way to use scraps !!

Nonni said...

These are all adorable!!

Kate said...

Seriously my Friend, These cards look Amazing and I never would have thought in a million years of using my scraps like this, just Genious. Such a Great Idea.

Have an awesome Day!

KimCreate said...

Kathy, WOW! Fabulous cards. Great way to use up scraps too.

mulberry station said...

So cute, I love this fun idea.
Nancy

Karli said...

Great tutorial & very useful too! Of course your fab stitching is the perfect touch. Hugs~

Linda Palmer said...

Great tutorial and great use of scraps. I love each one of your beautiful cards.

Jackiekg said...

Lovely cards! Backgrounds are a great way to
use up scraps and you have made them
beautifully.

Arlene said...

Love your scrappy backgrounds. You would never know. I love scrappy backgrounds. The little mice are adorable.

Emma Canning said...

Such a cool idea and the cards are gorgeous x x x

Mrs Frizz said...

Definitely a fabulous way too use up your scraps and your colourings, gorgeous ...

Pumpy said...

Firstly, I must tell you I also like a glass of wine, and as for hoarding I am terrible, so glad to see this tutorial, will give it a try this afternoon. Thanks. xxx

mylittlecraftblog said...

What a great way to use up your scraps. I love how you continued with the sewing theme with your images and embellishments!
Evelyn

Juls said...

These are fab!! I am always looking for tips on ways to use up my scrap pile!!! Thanks for the inspiration, these are awesome!! Hugs Juls

Joanna said...

How seriously cool is this idea?!! Coupled with those sewing images ... amazing! I'm going to have to "git" me some of those!

Lola said...

Your cards and backgrounds are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous cards and a great way to use those paper scraps!

Hugs,
Melanie

Angela said...

I love these...what an amazing way to use scraps!

Lola said...

What a gorgeous idea. I hope to remember this - I would love to give it a try. Your cards are lovely.

Eemeli said...

Thanks for this very inspirational idea and "tutorial". Will be definitely keeping this in mind when trying to get rid of my stashed scraps.

Hugs,
Eemeli