While stampin yesterday, my eye wandered to the stack of scraps (leftovers) and misstamped images that I had accumulated as a result of past projects.    Please tell me that I am not the only stamper with this collection!  Anyhow, after looking through the stash, an idea came to me.  How about a Trash to Treasure category on my blog.  The idea pleased me immensely because I could put to good use some of those scraps and it would really test my creativity.  So, allow me to introduce you to the first post in the new Trash to Treasure category. 

First, a picture of all the scraps and some pictures about my process.

Quintessential flower scraps

The punched out remains of the Quintessential Flower, a butterfly from the Bigz Butterfly Die , the large Whisper White Floral Framelit piece and the Whisper White Polka Dot Embossed scrap caught my attention.  Now, what to do with them?? Next step –

Building card start
Obviously, my start needed some work!  I like white space but let's face it, this had too much.  It was kinda boring.  I decided to leave the butterfly on the Floral Framelit piece and stamp the Enfrancais stamp with Island Indigo Ink.  Because the cardstock is a bit thick, I knew that it would leave an edge when I stamped.  But I was okay with it.

Scrap enfrancais

Off to an okay start but what next?  Some color would be nice.  Looking over my scrap pile, the remains from the Quintessential Flower caught my eye Using the Scallop Circle Punch to punch out the remains of the Quintessential Flower, gave me something to work with.

But, in order to work with these pieces, I needed a card base.  The Island Indigo card base is not a scrap.  The Fancy Fan Embossing Folder gave it just a touch of dimension and texture. Adhereing the other pieces was the next step.

Quintessential flower left
The centers of the flowers needed something so keeping with the flower theme, I adhered some Brights Designer Buttons tied with Bakers twine.  And, any self respecting butterfly needs some bling.  Don't you love having Rhinestone Basic Jewels in strips.

Quintessential flower rt

This is what the card looks like laying flat.

Quintessential flower pcs flat

On to the inside of the card.  Under the pile of my stash, was a misstamped image from the Oh Hello stamp set.  Using the Oval Framelits,  I was able to rescue a useable piece for my sentiment.   Rich Razzleberry was used to stamp the sentiment form the new Birthday Cake stamp set that will be available May 31st.  Of course, dark cardstock needs some type of line.  This is where the piece of Whisper White Embossed Polka Dot scrap found a home.

Quintessential flower inside
Although this not anything like most of my cards, I am happy with how it turned out and I feel good that I used some of my "trash".  If you turn your trash into treasure, please share it with me.  I am anxious to see what we can create.

Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of the new category – Trash to Treasure!  I appreciate each and every comment and I do read all of them. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!