Thursday, August 14, 2014

MCT ~ Thrifty Thursday

Good morning! Today is Thrifty Thursday over at My Creative Time with Emma and the design team. This is when we try our hardest to use scraps, recycled items and any leftovers we have for our projects! Well as I always say, I have tons of scraps. I seem to save the tiniest piece of paper. I try to rummage thru my file folder container, each folder is marked by color that holds my PTI card stock.  I keep this under my desk, at arms reach. I also have a Snap album, that I bought on sale along with the clear plastic sleeves. I keep my extra die cuts in. See, I cut a ton of die cuts out when I use my MCT products. I like to see them in various colors. I even will cut our extra banners, tags, journal dies, pretty much everything.
So today I went thru my die cut scrap album and found a few pieces that I thought might look nice with some washi tape in my stash. See I have washi tape I never seem to remember to use, so I grabbed a piece of scrap paper that I didn't like the stamping and covered the back of it with washi tape. Then die cut out the washi like die. I seriously love doing this and need to do it more often.
Here is a picture of my scrap storage. 

Onto my project now, sorry if I bored you all but I thought I would share how I store my scraps and extra die cuts.
So for my base, I used the other side of yet another stamping gone wrong project. See I save EVERYTHING! LOL!  All of my pieces I used for my card today, besides my base, either was a stamping gone wrong scrap or extra die cut from my album. LOVE using up my scraps!
Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Stampin Up
MME Washi Tape

Simple and easy card to whip together even if you don't have all the die cuts already cut out. Also may I note ~ there is NO ribbon on my card!! EEK ~ I have gone mad here!

Head on over to Emma's blog to see what they amazing ladies have done.
Also don't forget we still have a Designer Challenge going on. Click here for all the details.
Don't forget we will all be back tomorrow for some AMAZING projects for the Head of The Class Blog Hop! I'm so excited for you all to see too!


  1. Love your card you really did a super stamping job also love the colors and how you used Miss Emma's goodies.
    Your story wasn't boring at all as I really enjoyed it and love your ideas how you store your extra cuts, scraps and extra PL cards it actually is a great organized way to keep everything I, myself, so enjoy learning how others like yourself keep things in their craft area or craft room as well as seeing things it's not only fun but also very inspiring. YOU so ROCK!!

  2. LOVE your gorgeous card Kim!! The colors and the design are just AWESOME!!
    Such a GREAT idea for storing your scrap diecuts! Mine are just in a big mess....LOL!!! At least they are all contained in a a mess....hahaha!
    Awesome job my friend! Have a GREAT day!!!

  3. That was VERY thrifty of you!!! Super cute card! Love the colors!

  4. I love your card, and the way you die cut the washi tape! Great idea to start using up my washi tape! Also....thanks so much for sharing your tips on how you store your die cuts and scraps. I really struggle with that and love your idea of putting the die cuts in an album!!

  5. Wow lady - what a bright, happy card all created with things "gone wrong"! I guess in your case 2 (or 3 or 4) wrongs DO make a! This really is a gorgeous card with one of my all time favorite color combos. I love your idea for storing extra die cuts and really need to "borrow" your method. My current method is throw 'em in the corner of desk somewhere and maybe one day I will use them. Your plan is much better! Hope you have a wonderful day my sweet friend!

  6. I adore this card,Kim!! The colors...amazing!!
    Great way to store scraps!
    I just put everything in a 12x12 bag.Should find something else...way to many scraps in there,and when i need something special,i can hardly find it!! But i do keep the smallest scraps.White the most though,for sentiments or die cuts.

  7. So cool, love your card and idea of scrap storage, I never know what to do with mine and I always end up tossing them as I get too overwhelmed.

  8. WOW those colors are so vibrant and I love that polaroid and hello!! Pretty pretty!