Friday, September 6, 2013

Making a 4"x 6" Project Life Card out of Scraps

Since I've started PL I've accumulated a lot of "must have" kits and probably have enough for several years of scrapbooking but today I wanted to share how to make your own filler or journaling  cards out of scraps (as with most scrapbooker's I have a mountain of scraps).

I started with a larger piece of scrap grungy design paper (Basic Grey) leftover from a layout.

 I then cut it into 4x6 and 3x4 cards

I found this sheet of vellum baby quotes in my scrap box so I decided to use the top left one.
 Since my "baby" is 16 years old I didn't want the card to be baby-ish, I'm going to work with colors and items that are more suited to a 16 year old boy. I started stamping some background stamps and flags on the bottom left corner in a navy ink.

Next I adhered the vellum quote to the bottom of the card and decided I needed a bit more stamping so I added the arrows in the top right to balance  the design.

Although I could have left it at this point I went further and added a punched border from scrap navy cardstock and being a grungy looking card I tore out some of the pieces along the edge. I then adhered it to the card at an angle and trimmed off the excess.

Next I rounded the corners with a 3/8" corner rounder and inked the edges. Done!

Products used:
Basic Grey paper -Ambrosia-rind
Recollections navy cardstock
Stamps from- Stampers Anonymous- Tim Holtz, MME- Lost & Found 2- flag, Studio Calico- arrows
Ink- Stampin Up-Night of Navy
Crop-o-dile corner chomper-3/8"
EK Success border punch


  1. Great ideas for layering and making your own cards!

  2. what a great custom card - love that you combined so many elements!

  3. Great tutorial and that is one of my all time favourite quotes!!