WOYWW 191 – scrap cards


Hello WOYWWers.  Desk back in a state, but I am using those organized stamps already, now I can actually find them! Woo Hoo.


I’m working on some cards, in an effort to explain a method I use to make scrap cards (ie cards from scraps) so will be working on them today.  Here are the sets of things I have set aside:

card2 card3 Card1

I hope I will be able to share in a clear way what I do!

Now, having tamed my stamps, my ribbons, and my stickers, I need to get my cardmaking things sorted and finish up with my pile o’ scraps.  And desk hop of course! See you at yours…..


35 thoughts on “WOYWW 191 – scrap cards

  1. YAY! on getting your stamps organized!!! It’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?!?!? I just finished the latest re-organization of my room yesterday. Is it just me, or do you have to just sit there and enjoy the accomplishment for a moment?? LOL!! Enjoy your card making!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You won my blog candy from last week, a Nativity Magnolia stamp! Please email me your mailing address so I can pop it in the mail for you! (

    • LOL! must be my week! I bought a scratch card on a whim and won £40. I will email you but I know that stamp will be totally wasted on me 🙂 The only Tilda I have ever used was a stamped one someone sent me when I bought some 2nd hand Copics – and I ended up cutting off her head and skewering it on a kebab skewer 😀 (you can see that here ) I would rather you drew again and give someone who will actually use it a chance to win. It’s not that I am ungrateful, it’s just that I now I would never use it and there will be someone out there who is dying to get it 🙂

      Thanks for doing the blog candy.

      Cheers – and BTW OMG your organization of your craft room is OUTSTANDING!!

      Mary Anne

  2. I love that heart punch, isn’t it a lovely shape! Must get some stamping done, haven’t stamped in ages, had some new ones delivered, to use in next Sunday’s Quirky Challenge, so That should be fun! Happy WoYww #8
    ((Lyn)) #8

  3. Wow that’s a busy desk. Just like Spyder I really must get those stamps out again. Happy WOW day. Jill x

  4. Great collection of scraps, can’t wait to see what you do with them! Lucy #23 x

  5. So it goes to prove that if you have them organised then you actually use them? Looks like you are going to have fun with the scraps!! Annette 26

  6. Congrats on getting the stamps all organized! Want to come do mine? Interesting to see what you are going to do will all the cutouts and scraps! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #31

  7. you are a crafting force of nature, MA, can you please send some of your awesome energy???
    happy WOYWW and a have wonderful week 🙂
    no. 5

  8. Your scraps look more use than mine… will check back for progress! Glad you are enjoying your newly organised stamps. Perhaps I need to follow your example! Helen 9

  9. There really is no better feeling than the one just after you have organised all your stash. Such a pity it never lasts long for me. Those scraps look like they could turn into some gorgeous cards.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #44

  10. It is lovely to hear that there are still some people that make cards from old cards and scrap cards, it is a good place for anyone new to card making to start and a lot cheaper. Thank you for sharing your desk
    Ria #44

  11. Your sorting out has been gargantuan but how worth it was that?? Your space is so organised and delicious now…just like those samples you’re going to use for cards!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

  12. Well done on the reorganisation. I think I’ll do mine and then get sidetracked – again. I looked at your scraps and straight away thought ‘masks’, am I right?
    Ann B

  13. Well done on getting your stamps organised its lovely to find some and then use them that you had sort of forgotten about !!!
    You get lots done i think you are a lark up early and getting on with everything
    Jackie 17

  14. Organizing my stamps helped me a lot too as my desk always gets totally chaotic during crafting… love your desk, as it speaks of this wonderful state where you just “grab and do” whatever comes to your mind at the very moment.

    Enjoy your WW!

    die amelie #66

  15. I’ve just scrolled back a few posts and it isn’t just your stamps you’ve organised, it’s everything! Using up scraps of paper was how I got into cardmaking. After making a scrap page, there is nothing more satisfying than making something from the leftovers 🙂 Look forward to seeing what you make with yours. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #71

  16. well done on getting the organising sorted i know i wouldn’t have the patience. i love challenging myself to make cards with scraps so satisfying to clear the box!
    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #41

  17. Hi Mary Anne I always feel so virtuous when I use up scraps don’t you? Neat idea to share your thought process when you do. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 55

  18. It is always great to find ways to use our scraps, I like cutting some of them into strips and then putting them together for ATCs or collaging them together and making card backgrounds or ATCs. #83

  19. Yay! Well done on your blog candy win and also on getting those stamps organised. Pop over and do mine, please! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@74)
    BTW the printables on your last post are FAB. TFS.

  20. Like your colour combos for your scrap cards. They won’t look scrappy at all – LOL – Happy WOYWW BJ#42

  21. You have seriously been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug haven’t you! I on the other hand, have not, lol!! Sounds like you’ve had a winning week too!

    Brenda 91

  22. Love what you’ve been doing. I love the paper and colour combinations. #22

  23. There is nothing more satisfying than making a card from left over scraps, I often challenge myself if I have a pile of random bits on my desk. Hope you manage to organise your space to match your stamps 😛

  24. love the look of your desk looks fun, thanks for sharing
    Kerry @ 1

  25. Love your pattern and color combinations. I’m so impressed with how you use your scraps. My scraps are out of control. 🙂 April #101

  26. I love the way you stash the scraps in an order that means you can just pull and makes so much sense really. I also freakin’ love the tags you shared yesterday. Of course, I don’t do PL..but it never stopped me..!

  27. Very busy desk today. Good to hear your stamp organization is working. I’m still sorting mine. Ready to a purge next week then they’ll be all set to start my index pages. Have fun and Happy WOYWW! Nan 107

  28. you should give us a tour when your craft room is all organized! Happy WOYWW~! Lindsay #137

  29. Cards made using scraps are the best kind and sometimes the hardest to do too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  30. A nice colour collection of scraps. Look forward to seeing the cards.
    Nelle xx #75

  31. Love your little selections of scrap papers. It would take me years to just make the stacks LOL Just too much stuff, BUT I am whitteling it down.
    Krisha #109

  32. Your desk looks like the true product of a someone at work! I also like the mini-kits you have going on there from scraps. I’ve been trying to get something going with my own scraps.
    Have a great day,
    jeanna #153

  33. I’m a little late in doing my WOYWW rounds, but in this case so glad I did. Love seeing your organization for the paper packs…it all looks, and sounds so familiar. Well except for the being organized part. I mean I have big ole’ alligator clips on them, but with no idea which paper it was. I’ll be adopting your idea – thank you very much. I like your idea with the gelli plates, I’ve been looking at my “rubbing” plates and wondering if braying colors on them and then flipping them over will work….now I’m going to have to try it!!
    sara j #48

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