Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Making Scraps Pretty

You know how much I love using up scraps.  But paper bags?  Yes, I just made some flowers out of a brown paper bag and love how they turned out.

I found the tutorial at MFPF Speedy TV .  I used antique distress ink and some glimmer spray so IRL there is a shimmer.  The center is a multi-dimensional flower.  I had gems in my stash that matched.
The sketch is Great Impressions

At Timeless Tuesdays we were challenged to use at least 3 of 10 colors shown.  Fun challenge.
And the  Kraft Journal challenged us to use scraps.  I was able to use four pieces as well as a paper bag.

One of my goals this year was to try new techniques.  I procrastinated almost a whole week since seeing the tutorial.  But, yeah for me.  I did it.   It was easy.  Try one.


  1. Oh I love how your flower turned out too, and love the idea. Well done!


  2. Great card, Marsha! Love your take on the sketch. Your first card was awesome, as well. Thanks for joining us for the January Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

  3. Great card and your flower is perfect!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tutorial Time on Speedy TV.

  4. The flower turned out beautifully! Sweet card.

  5. Wonderful looking card. Thanks for joining TTSTV

  6. Oh my goodness, me! This is Gorgeous!! I love the flower and the fishtail and the sentiment on it! The bling is sublime on it too! Gorgeous!

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!
    ~ Amanda :)

  7. Great card & great flower! Thanks for joining us on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV this week!

  8. Hi Marsha, could you please contact us at The Cuttlebug Spot?
    You won a prize!

    Thank you

  9. Your flowers are great! Thanks for playing with us this week at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTv!

  10. I love your take on the sketch! Your flower is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.


  11. I love your paper bag flower and how you stamped the sentiment onto the flag banner! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!!

  12. Very pretty!! I love the paper bag flower and fish tail tag. Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.