Use Your Paper Scraps!


Hey there! I’m popping in today with a new card using some stamps from the newest Essentials by Ellen release, using up lots of paper scraps!

Ellen was kind enough to send me one of the new Leading Ladies stamps – Woodsy Lady – and boy, did I have some fun! I’m honestly a bit of a scaredy-cat when it comes to people images, because I’m not confident when it comes to coloring people (so.many.coloring options.). However, with this lady, I was able to get away with minimal coloring and still loads of cuteness!

First, I stamped the lady in Stone Wash, then I die-cut her, added a wee bit of blush with a Light Pink ZIG, and tied off her braids with some twine.

I don’t usually save smaller, really odd-shaped scraps, but I have a things for strips of paper, especially glittery paper. I stamped various patterns on the scraps of paper, using the new Pattern Play stamp set, with colors Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Rose Madder, Tide Pool and Mint Julep.

Since I wanted to bring in some of the purple from the Stone Wash stamped lady, I inked up some blank strips of paper with Stone Wash. Then I adhered everything down to a piece of thin scrap computer paper, trimmed it down, and adhered it to the card base.

I heat embossed the sentiment in White, and die-cut it using Yes Stamp & Cut. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating – if I can stick a speech bubble somewhere on a card, I will absolutely do it. 😉

I topped the card off with some Rainbow Rhinestones.

More Leading Ladies

Did you know that there are two other new Leading Ladies from this release? Check out the entire release HERE:

Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen Woodsy Lady by Brandi Kincaid and Pattern Play
Ink: Hero Arts Stone WashBubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Rose Madder, Tide Pool and Mint Julep; ZIG Light Pink
Other: HAI Rainbow Rhinestones; Hero Arts White embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, Embossing Gun, Hero Arts Yes Stamp & Cut die, Essentials by Ellen Woodsy Lady die

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