Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Scraps and Sympathy

Sadly I needed to make a sympathy card for a good friend whose brother died unexpectedly this week. I challenged myself with this card. My challenge was to make a card using only white cardstock and scraps. I know it is hard for some people to understand, but I am a bit of a paper hoarder. When making cards, I keep all except the very tiny pieces of left over paper to use on other projects. I keep all the scraps in ziplock bags, envelopes, boxes, drawers.... Today I pulled one of the ziplock bags to choose the papers for my card. I should also add that sometimes, I will stamp, color, maybe even fussy cut an image and when making my card, that it just doesn't work. I don't like throwing them away so they get tossed into a scrap bag too. I had stamped this butterfly on dp and painted white dots on wings. The dandelion panel was also stamped and painted for another project and it got rejected for what ever it was that I was making (I just don't remember what that project was) The painted tag was also in that scrap bag. 
Today the colors and textures just spoke to me. 


  1. Well, this is so well designed and I like that you used scraps to create it. Everything works great together.

    1. Thank you Verna. Hope you have a blessed day.

  2. This card is so appropriately beautiful...such a lovely sentiment. So sorry for your friend's loss. tfs

  3. What an amazing card MariLynn - Love all the elements, and that hymn in particular is wonderful (we used it at DH's funeral) Love your colour palette and the subtle textures you have there.

  4. That is just beautiful. All those pieces were put into those little baggies for such a time as this.... My sympathies for your friend. Hugs