I wanted to share with you some cards that I made last week while trying to use up some of my scraps/off cuts and I found these strips of Stampin’ Up!® Watercolour Paper and they were the perfect size for this gorgeous flower from the Embrace Life stamp set. Actually, the chocolate chip layers were also found in my scrap drawers. scrapdrawers

When I create a project all my scraps and off cuts go into these drawers which are separated into each family and one for Neutrals and Designer Series Papers as well.

This makes it easy when I’m making another project and I need a small piece of cardstock I can just pull open the drawer for that family and rummage through for the right colour and hopefully the right size.

Although I do think I need to make some more cards in the soft subtles as I dont seem to be able to close that drawer at the moment! I might need to make up some collage/scrap packs for my customers 😉

This picture gives you a bit of an idea of how I store the scraps … I actually have another set on top with just 3 drawers in it with two being double the depth of these shown.

Here is another card again made using those watercolour paper strips – I think I’ll have to arrange a Stamp A Stack for this design and they really are an easy and elegant card.


This card (on the left) has the two stems stamped on it in Stazon Jet Black then watercoloured using the Classic Ink pads and the aqua painter. So you dont really need to have water colour crayons or pencils to watercolour – mind you it does help!

I’ve also used the pretty pink paper from the Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper pack. The sentiment comes from the Occasional Greetings stamp set and I just love this stamp. Actually it sits on my shelf as I use it so much.


The card on the right uses the patterened paper from the lovely Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper pack. I love this pack so be prepared to see it used quite a bit over the next 3 months!

I’ve just stamped the stem once in Stazon Jet Black on the Stampin’ Up! watercolour paper and again coloured using the Aqua Painter and ink from the classic stampin pads.

The sentiment is actually a rub on from the Hidden Garden Rubon set which is available in the Summer Mini Catalogue.

These cards are great for any occasion at all – just change the sentiment and it could be for anything from birthdays & get well to congratulations or even a sympathy card.

If you’d like to see how to used your ink pads as a watercolour palette then contact me today to book your demonstration or enrol in a technique class.



  1. These cards are lovely. Love the look of those water coloured flowers. It is amazing what you can do with scraps.

    I really like the idea of storing you off cuts in those drawers,
    maybe when I am better organised I will do this too.

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