Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Autumn Beauty "Scraplings"

Do you know what a "scrapling" is? Even though I've been stampin for several years I had not heard that term. Apparently it means a little card made from "scraps". (Duh?!?) There doesn't appear to be a standard size for scraplings but I decided to try one - ok several! *grin* I had quite a few scraps of vanilla CS from a recent project so I went with cards that were 2 x 4-1/4 (some scraplings are only 1-1/2 x 4.) I also had some scraps of Apple Diamonds digital paper from Theresa Momber's new All About Autumn paper so I set out with those two items and my new Autumn Beauty stamp set to make some scraplings.

Here's the set I came up with - now aren't those just the cutest darn things? I've usually make 3x3 cards when I need just a note but I'm IN LOVE with these little darlings - I included a snap of them with one of them in my hand so you can get a visual size reference.

Now - these little notes are just the perfect size to tuck into a lunch box or briefcase, to lay on a pillow, to set on a keyboard or desk or punch a hole and tie on as a tag on a gift bag and in doing so you wouldn't need an envelope. BUT, I really wanted to figure out how to make an envelope for these. I turned to a video tutorial by Lauren Meader (click here) on how to make a custom sized envelope and they turned out great.

Envelope Instructions: For my scrapling which measures 2 x 4-1/4 I cut my envelope paper to 3-1/4 x 10-1/2 (don't use cardstock - it will make the envie too bulky - I just used really nice quality paper and printed my digi paper borderless - or use a DP.)

Score the 3-1/4" side 1/2 from both edges all the way down
Score the 10-1/2" edge at 3" and 7-1/2" (I made the 3" section my TOP because I wanted the sunflowers on the top folded piece.)

Cut away the excess from top and bottom.
Trim top inside corners of the 1/2" scored parts if desired
*(see pic further down of the envie with the card inside it to see what I mean about trimming the inside corners.)
Punch top edge with your favorite border punch.

Apply adhesive to bottom flap edges (I use 1/8" scor-tape so it won't let go)

*(You can see where I cut away the inside corners.)
Fold, tape, insert scrapling!

If you are giving these away as a gift you can add a small piece of scor-tape just under the flap so the recipient can seal the envie before giving it.

Four finished envelopes... Remember these cannot be mailed. I did stamp two of the envelopes with the small sunflower image - it just so happened that the way the digi paper was cut then folded two of them had plain fronts - sunflower stamp to the rescue! I stamped off once in brown then stamped three images - no time to cut, mask but they are still cute in the corner.

All packaged up as a simple little gift (although THIS batch will probably be MY gift to me to be able to use these myself.)

Want some more eye candy? Theresa has two more super Guest Designers this month and they are both sharing some fabulous ideas with you today as well. Check out Karen Knegten's page on Stamp TV and Jennie Harper's blog. Both of them have some Autumn Beauty to share with everyone as well. :-)

Thanks for looking and heartfelt thanks to Theresa for the invitation to Guest Design for her. I love this set and hope you will try it yourself. You won't be disappointed.


craftieodamae said...

this is great!! thanks for sharing, can't wait to make some of these and those images are perfect! I love that set of stamps

Jennie said...

Love these little scraplings and with all of my scraps I could really put them to use by making some of these. Beautiful coloring and design Pam! Love the envelopes too :o)

Theresa Momber said...

Pam, these scrapplings are adorable!!! So pretty and detailed. Love the entire set. And the envelopes with a tutorial!!!! Wow! You rock! So creative. TFS!!!

catdidit said...

Well these are the neatest little things, and with the envelope makes me even more special! LOVE this Pam!

Regan said...

wow...these are fantastic!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Pam! I love your scrapplings set & tutorial! Thanks for enabling me to shop at the GinaK store!!! You did an awesome job coloring those autumn stamps! :) TFS

Andrea M said...

WOW!!! These are just stunning! The coloring job is awesome :)
Wanted to thank you so much for your comments on my blog - you are so encouraging and I can't tell you how much it is appreciated :)

Alicia said...

Very Cute Pam...these are so cute and I love the envelope you made to go with them!

Silvia said...

OMG Pam! these are so beautiful. What a cute idea to make the cards and the envelops. Thanks for the little tutorial, I will be trying that very soon.

redwasher1 said...

Pam these are fantastic!!! I will have try this!!

Betty Benton said...

What cute little scraplings!! I'm loving them and will have to give them a try!

Brenda said...

OMG Pam these are gorgeous!!! I have been wanting to try some of these, thank you for the inspiration and the tut on the envelope.

saspnll said...

Pam you are amazing. I finally have some time to just look at cards and even make one tonight. I enjoy looking at all your creativity! You inspire me.

Anonymous said...

These are the cutest little cards! Love them! I just found your Blog today courtesy of Selma and I'm soooo glad I did. You are wonderfully talented and have such GREAT ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us! I have to comment using 'anonymous' because I don't have the accounts needed to comment otherwise. :)

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