I Love a Challenge

I was speaking to a friend on the phone yesterday and during our conversation she mentioned a friend of hers who was about to experience an amazing event:  her official adoption, as an adult.  It gives me goose bumps again just to write those awesome words.  I was asked if I might have an appropriate card–like a congratulations card or something similar.  Also….she likes butterflies.  Well, I didn’t have such a card on hand.  But 18 hours later, I do now!

As I was searching around on FaceBook, and perhaps Pinterest, I found a basic card, all in Whisper White, that used trim scraps.  You bet it caught my attention.  And I have plenty of those scraps that I just can’t throw away.  “You never know when you’ll need them.”


Whisper White scraps!


I pulled out some of those pieces and, after some trial and error, I figured out what size I’d need to layer on a card.  5/8″ x 3-1/2″.  And then I proceeded to run those strips of ‘scrap’ through my (wonderful) Stampin’ Cut & Die Machine using various textured embossing folders.

Hooray for you 'scrap' card


Product List – check out all those embossing folders! 

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine




  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White layer 1: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White layer 2: 5″ x 3-3/4″
    • Scrap strips: 5/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Whisper White scrap for die cutting the label, words and butterfly.

Assembly tips:

  • Wrap double length of Whisper White Twine around the top two layered layers (yes attach the layer with the strips onto the first layer…….Adhere to card front with a bunch of Dimensionals [like 9:  3 rows with 3 dimensionals in each row]).  Make a knot and then tie in a bow.
  • Attach label to card front with 5 Dimensionals.

The only difference in my two cards is the greeting and the number of butterflies.

Friendship 'scrap' card


I have three more layers that have been topped with the embossed scrap strips and now I need to come up with events to use them.  They’re so clean and fresh.  Even winter-y.  I’ll share them when I come up with the event.

Bottom line:  scraps aren’t junk.  Hanging on to them is sometimes a nuisance but it’s definitely worth it.


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