NC Demos Nov. Blog Hop – A Little Scrap Goes a Long Way!

Hello and welcome to our November NC Demos Blog Hop! My first question is how the heck is it November already!!?? I can never wrap my head around how fast the year goes once we pass Labor Day. But here we are, at the end of November already, and we have a fun blog hop for you this month. We are challenged with using up some of the scraps we ALL have in our crafting area. I love that this is forcing me to use them, lol! I always have good intentions, but they tend to fall flat when it comes to following through.

You may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson’s blog. I always love her projects! For my project this month, I decided to focus on some of the Designer Series Papers that I’ve had sitting in little storage containers right next to my desk. I’ve had several 1″ strips of paper from the Tea Boutique 6×6 pack and I decided to use them.

And the inspiration for my card came from a wonderful class I attended yesterday given by one of our own NC demonstrators, Karen Culler! She showed us how to make these adorable pinecone ornaments from squares of 1 x 1 DSP. I came home and made 6 more ornaments, they are addictive!

Since I had some 1″ strips, I just had to cut a few squares that measured 1 x 1. Then I folded one side of the square into a point.

I thought the finished pieces would make a cute border at the top of a card, so that’s what I did! I only used 2 layers so that it didn’t add too much bulk to the card.

This is what it looks like with the first layer. The 2nd layer was lined up so that the points fell between two points on the bottom layer.

Next, I grabbed my Alphabest stamps and punch and stamped Thank You for the sentiment. A little tip, I used a 1/2″ strip of Basic White CS to help me line up the letters. I attached the punched pieces to the strip and then trimmed off the excess. It makes it so much easier than trying to apply them directly to the card front. I popped the sentiment up with dimensionals to give it a little height. Next, I grabbed our 2022-2024 In Color Matte dots and used them to decorate the tips of the Tahitian Tide border as well as add contrasting color to the front. The coordination of Tahitian TIde and Parakeet Party is one of my favorites and really helps the card pop with the larger layer I placed behind the main layer.

You can get a little better view of the dimension of the 2 layers of the folded points in this picture.

I hope you enjoyed my card this month. Now continue on to see all the wonderful projects the rest of the group has. Kelly Taranto is up next, her projects are always inspiring to me, as are all the other participants!

Just an FYI, we won’t be doing a blog hop next month, but be sure to be on the lookout for our January hop! We always hop the last Sunday of the month 🙂

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14 thoughts on “NC Demos Nov. Blog Hop – A Little Scrap Goes a Long Way!”

    • There are a few videos out there that show how to make the ornaments, but I’m glad I was able to attend Karen’s class. I’m so much better at seeing and touching as I try something new, lol! But once you get one done, they are a breeze. And I really liked how the border came together on my card using the same folding technique 🙂

    • Thanks, Jo Anne! They really aren’t bad once you get one done. They can be a little time consuming, but I sat and folded my squares while listening to TV last night 😊

  1. Toni – Your card is awesome! I love the way you made the border with the scrap pieces. And, the tip on lining up the letters before putting them onto the card is great – definitely going to use that one. I’m also going to have to look for a video for the paper pine cones. They look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your projects. And, I couldn’t agree with you more — where did this year go?!?!

    • Thank you, Laurie 🙂 I knew that little fold could be used for other things besides the pinecones. Let me know if you have the chance to try them, they really are addicting and a good way to use up retired DSP!


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