Scrappy Strip Technique

Have you seen the Scrappy Strip card technique?  It’s a fun technique and is a great way to use scraps of cardstock or designer series paper.  The amazing Bruno Bertucci (husband of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci) shared the technique on Kylie’s You Tube Channel.  So naturally, I decided to try the technique and selected the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for the card.  If you recall from a previous post, the paper is part of the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release.  Since it’s an early release, it’s available to order until May 31 and then will be available again on June 3 when the new Annual Catalog “goes live.”  In addition to using the designer series paper, I included strips of cardstock.  Look closely and you’ll see that the cardstock strips are texture embossed using the Ornate Garden 3D Embossing Folder.  Notice how it adds extra dimension.

Scrappy Strip Technique

Card Materials:
  • Card Base: Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold)
  • Layer 1: Early Espresso cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″)
  • Layer 2 and base for strips: Early Espresso cardstock (5″ x 3-3/4″)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (select 2 patterns) approximate sizes: 5-1/2″ x 6″ and 5-1/2″ x 4″ 
  • Terracotta Tile (5-1/2″ x 3″)
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • So Sentimental Stamp Set
  • Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stitched Shapes Dies (use the 2nd largest Oval Die)
  • Terracotta Tile Ribbon – 8″ to wrap around card panel and additional to tie a small bow (from Ornate Garden Combo Ribbon)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 3″ for sentiment, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Use the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder to texture emboss the 5-1/3″ x 3″ piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock.
  2. A total of 9 strips will be needed for the card – 7 strips from the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (6 for front of card, 1 for the interior) and 2 strips from the Terracotta Tile cardstock. (For this card, 4 strips were cut from one pattern and the remaining from the coordinating pattern of DSP.) To cut strips, angle your paper on cutter and cut strip – flip paper and repeat until you have enough strips. NOTE: an exact measurement isn’t needed and you can cut strips as wide or as narrow as wanted. The key is to cut at an angle.
  3. Attach the first strip to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ Early Espresso cardstock layer. When attaching, line up the first angled piece with the edge of the card.
  4. Add remaining strips to the card, spacing evenly across the panel front.
  5. Flip the scrappy strip layer over and trim the overhanging pieces evenly with the Early Espresso cardstock.
  6. Attach the Scrappy Strip panel to the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Early Espresso cardstock layer.
  7. Wrap the 8″ piece of Terracotta Tile ribbon around the panel. Attach the panel to the Terracotta Tile card base using a strong adhesive.
  8. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2-1/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using the Stitched Shapes Oval Die.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the sentiment to the card front and add a small bow to the side of the sentiment.
  10. Embellish the interior of the card with the extra scrappy strip.

Pull out those scraps of paper and try the Scrappy Strip Technique. It’s an addicting technique! 

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We Have Cows!

Yes, in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, we have cows!  The Over the Moon stamp set will have you smiling.  The set is so darn cute, you can’t help but be happy.  I have had lots of fun using the set.  For the open house, I made a couple of cards and a tag to attach to a mini-milk carton filled with milk duds.  

Card #1 Details:

In addition to highlighting the Over the Moon stamp set on this first card, it also features the new In-Color Terracotta Tile.  The card base is Terracotta Tile cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock.  The top layer is the coordinating gingham check from the 2019-2021 In-Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack.  A strip of coordinating Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon tucked below the cow layer adds that “little extra something”.  Stamp the cow onto Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  The colors on the cow’s spots below are Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends with a touch of Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends.  To create the shadow effect, use the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  The Ivory Stampin’ Blend highlights the nostrils of the cow.  Stamp the sentiment with the Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  Lastly, cut the shape using the large circle Stitched Shapes Die.   Doesn’t this cow make you smile?

Over the Moon Stamp Set featuring Dream Big and Terracotta Tile In-Color

Card #2 Details:

For the second card, one of the new Scalloped Note Cards creates the card base along with another of the Over the Moon stamps.  The Scalloped Note Cards and coordinating envelopes help simplify card making.  The set contains 5 each of four colors: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink and Terracotta Tile.  To recreate the card below, stamp the cow onto Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Color using the cow spots using the Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.  Complete the coloring using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for the boots, Old Olive for the leaves and Daffodil Delight for the daisy center.  Oh don’t forget, color the cow’s horns and nostrils using the Ivory Stampin’ Blends.  Cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.  Finish by stamping the sentiment onto a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock and tying a bow with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. 

Stampin' Up! Over the Moon  stamp set and Scalloped Note Card

Last but not least…

 are the milk cartons with the cow tag.  Talk about a fun project!  Several of the items for this project are retired product but the cows just scream to be added to a milk carton!  The milk cartons are cut using a retired Milk Carton die but you can find ready cut milk cartons available on Amazon.  The clothes pins to hold the tag are also retired but the new Mini Library Clips would work wonderfully.  Of course, I forgot to add them to my order!   The Love What You Do stamp set has the perfect stamps to create the “cow spots” on the milk carton!  The cow was colored as in card #2 and cut using the 2″ circle punch.  The Starburst Punch creates the base of either Terracotta Tile or Pretty Peacock cardstock which showcases the cow.  All attendees at the Open House were able to take a milk carton home with them.

I hope these cows make you smile too!  Be sure to order the Over the Moon stamp set and have fun creating a variety of projects.  Contact me ( if you need assistance placing your order.  

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

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