Thirty Days in the Garden: ScrapHappy

What’s a ScrapHappy post? It’s an opportunity to create something new using scraps of paper, cloth, yarn, really anything. Our host, Kate, of Tall Tales from Chiconia, turns out gorgeous projects month after month. If you would like to join us, please let Kate know.

Pink geraniums

My dear friend Laura sent me a gift last year wrapped in beautiful blue paper, dotted with bumblebees. Bees have significance for her and her family, so she incorporates them in her art, cards, and other beautiful creations.

I gently unwrapped the gift to preserve the paper and set it aside to make her a card.

Gift wrap can be tricky to work with as it’s generally thinner and easier to tear. In this case, it worked beautifully.

Laura’s Bee Card among the succulents and nasturtiums

In addition to the gift wrap, I used a scrap of black card stock. I stamped the sentiment “You are Wonderful” on the upper left, then attached it to a 5 x 7 card. I used my die-cutting machine to cut circles around several of the bees.

Elevated bee

One of the bees sits on the front of the card, raised with a few foam dots.

The bees take flight on the envelope

Two of the bees decorate the envelope, and a fourth one acts as a seal on the back.

I enjoy these monthly ScrapHappy posts. If you’re reading this and thinking of joining us, please do. Be sure to check out all the other scrappy posts this month linked below. Most of these blogs will be live on or just after April 15, 2021.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChris,
KerryClaireJeanJon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, NanetteAnn, NancyDawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith

29 thoughts on “Thirty Days in the Garden: ScrapHappy

    • Thank you, my dear. I hope you have lots of bees in your hood. We have paper wasps and bees working hard in the garden. I recently learned that paper wasps will also take care of a white fly infestation. I’m so glad I finally learned that paper wasps and yellow jackets are two completely different wasps: one docile and the other aggressive. We’re lucky to have the docile ones. xo

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      • Eeeep, Yellow Jackets! Yes, they’re relentless. As a seasoned yard dweller, I’ve been chased and even the threat of a crazy woman wielding a deadly flip-flop doesn’t deter them. If it’s been dry and sunny, like the kind of weather you wish for in the summer, they come out. Just bring out food or drinks.


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