07 November, 2019


Just a short post today for what turned out to be a literal scraps project.
I brought a couple of leaflets home from my trip to Italy quite a while ago, mostly to remember what I've seen and learned. When I was sorting them out later, I realized I could use the background of a brochure in one of my crafting attempts. Yup, it's all about recycling again!
I cut out the squares that advertised the town of Salsomaggiore Terme and put them aside for a while as I didn't have a particular crafting project in mind. At some point, however, they got in touch with a kraft paper card base, and I liked the combination so much that I cut the card base into pieces as well to glue the scraps together. Slowly, the idea of a mosaic card appeared in my mind, but since I thought covering the whole card base would be too much, I decided to remove the central pieces and replace them with something else.
The only problem: I just couldn't come up with a matching centerpiece. I figured I would stick with the brown shades of the scrap border, but no stamp/image/sticker seemed to complement it. Until I took my scripture wrapping paper from my stash for some other project. However, once I glued it on kraft paper background, I realized I wasn't quite satisfied with the result. It was OK, but not OK enough to glue it onto the card base.  And since I just couldn't fall for it, I put everything aside again. 
When I opened my upper drawer recently, suddenly a block of embossed papers caught my eye. I always knew they were there so it wasn't like a new discovery of a long lost treasure, but it never occurred to me to try a sheet of beige embossed paper with a rather neutral floral pattern. 
Finally, I was confident enough to finish my scrap card, and still have some scraps left for upcoming projects. I might add a sentiment of necessary to the card itself, and probably use it for a simple masculine card, or even a note of sympathy? 
A little contribution to the November collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "scrap your stash"
a bit more time to craft: ATG
a place to startATG with optional twist "caffeinated tones"
brown sugar: ATG
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
scrapping4fun: ATG
sketchy challenges: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
use your stuff: use scraps
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. Creative Moments
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  2. You did such a lovely job with this project. It looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  3. Gorgeous, love the lay out and the colors, very nice, thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  4. I like this card!!!!!! REALLY!!!

    Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
    Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  5. Love the geometric elegance of your entry, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  6. Beautiful, what a great use of the architectural images.
    GDT at A Place To Start

  7. Super card. Love the card design. And I really like the brown and black color combo. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Barbara DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  8. Great use of scraps!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  9. Great colors and excellent design. Your card is quite unique. Thanks for dropping by our house at 613 Avenue Create.

  10. The embossed center looks great with the patterned paper squares. Good luck in our challenge at A Place to Start.

  11. Love the color combo! The neutral tones are striking and the fact that these are from a brochure is so awesome!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  12. This is an absolutely charming way to create with scraps. Isn't it funny how projects take themselves in the direction we need to go? Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful design with us at A Place To Start! We hope to see more of your work in this and future challenges!
    Chana Malkah,, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  13. Really beautiful design with the use of the pattern papers! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  14. Beautiful card..love it.
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. wow , i love the layout. Thank you for joining us at BrownSugar Challenges . Good luck with your entry.
    Sharmitha @ Crafter's Icon

  16. Beautiful card 🙂 Thanks for your participating at The Skechy Challenges. Hope you participate in our next challenge. DT Veronique