Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Patchwork Kitty-By Deanna M

So for Tutorial Tuesday I wanted to give you an idea on how to use some of those scraps building up in your scrap bin. If you are like me, you hate to recycle a piece of paper that you just might be able to use on another project. Here is what I have for you.
To make my patchwork kitty, I started with a 4" X 6" piece of regular bond, printer paper and ran it through my Xyron. You could also use a large adhesive label but I didn't have any so had to improvise and it worked beautifully. I then cut 2" X 2" squares from some of my scrap paper. My paper for this project is from several Echo Park Paper Pads.
 I then randomly picked up my squares and attached them to my paper using the adhesive applied by the Xyron. Here is how it looked.

I then selected my image which was the Kitty from Create-a-Critter. I cut the base layer out of black card stock (another scrap) and then the top layer from my patchwork paper I made. I grabbed a scrap of pink for the bow and the kitty's nose. My card base is  4 1/4" X 5 1/2" white card stock. The yellow and purple paper are from the Echo Park Summer Days Paper Pad. I used my white gel pen to add some faux stitching around the outside of the card as well as to "stitch" all the seams and along the outside of the kitty. I added some black nail head embellishments from my stash for her eyes and a silver rhinestone from the new Want2 Scrap embellishments, to the kitty's bow. I used some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp my Hello. I attached my kitty to my card front with an Action Wobble I hope I have inspired you to trying something new with those scraps. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come visit us again as we will be featuring projects using the Echo Park Paper Pads all month.


  1. Oh my goodness, he is positively adorable!!! I'm going to have to try this with some of my carts- wouldn't a patchwork Pooh bear be adorable? Now, you got my brain working! lol

  2. Love, love, love your card. You are a genius! I would have never thought to use my scraps that way. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. that is a great card I shall try to remember when I need another card.
    I even Have Create a Crittur and someone I can send it to. plus I could make extras for sale for my Cancer research and support fundraising.:-)

    Thank you for sharing your ideas, Always impressed.:-)

  4. So darn cute! I am always looking for ways to use the scraps and this is a great way. Thanks!

  5. Wow what a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. I love using my scraps this way, I think the cuts come out so adorable and it's fun also, never know how they will look until it's cut out.


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