Crafting with Paper Scraps: A June Birthday

I’m joining our host Kate for another monthly crafting challenge. Kate, who blogs at Tall Tales From Chiconia, encourages bloggers to dust off their scraps and turn them into something new.

My dear friend has a birthday later this month, so she’s received instructions NOT to peak at this post.

I used what remained of a 12 x 12 scrap of paper to make gift wrap and a card.

We both love fairy gardening, and my friend is also partial to aqua and teal so the colors are spot on. I cut a 6 x 8 section of the paper and adhered it to an envelope. Used alone, the scrap isn’t big enough, but attached to the envelope it made the perfect wrap for this small book, a copy of Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem.

I used another section of the scrap to cut a circle to seal the back, stamping “hi” just above the bird.

It’s gratifying making something pretty from scraps. It challenges your creativity and your ability to work within certain parameters. I’m not sure why that floats my boat but it does.

I used the last little bit to mat the “happy birthday” sentiment on the face of the card.

Birthday Greetings
Wrapped book photographed in the garden
I wish I could capture the garden shadows in the photo and transfer them to the back of the envelope. It looks like the bird has a long set of tail feathers.

Do you have scraps laying around the place waiting for a new life? Come join us for future scrap-happy posts.

Thanks for hosting, Kate.

Be sure to check out the blogs listed below for other scrap-happy posts.

Kate, our hostGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
KerryClaireJeanJon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith

41 thoughts on “Crafting with Paper Scraps: A June Birthday

  1. I’m with Eliza. Your creativity is amazing, and I am always agog at how you manage to make something from scraps look as though it came from a high-end gift shop. You sure do have a flair! Happy birthday to your friend.

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  2. She is going to love it for so many reasons. I have been saving a few bits and pieces and hopefully will have time to use them soon. Getting another overhaul here. You really have a way of making cards that are to be treasured forever. June is such a busy month for you. Hang in there.


    • Hello, hello! Are you still entertaining guests, MH? I know you had a houseful for awhile, but I’m not sure if I knew the departure date. I hope you get some time to recover.

      June is indeed a full month. We fly to SoCal on Sunday to celebrate my younger son’s 21st birthday along with Father’s Day.

      Thank you for your kind words, MH. xo

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  3. The shadow are indeed beautiful in their own right. However, you card and wrapping are exquisite. Your friend is going to be both touched and impressed by them, Alys.


  4. Here I am, the lucky birthday girl ๐Ÿ’› Thank you for sharing your talent and of course love with me on my Birthday. It was all totally aqualicious. Apparently I am an open book, I read Lisa’s comment and laughed ๐Ÿ˜ It’s fun to know my treasures made a trip through your garden on the way to my mailbox. I’ve barely caught my breath since the big day. It’s been so freaking hot here. But we’re going in to have more seasonal weather today, so maybe I can enjoy the garden too. Thanks for making my birthday extra special hon ! I actually got a senior discount at a drugstore and was horrified, LOL ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒธ xK

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    • How sweet of you to come back to read this post. Thank you for all your good cheer. I know you finally got a break from the heat, but wow, that was a doozy. I read today that muscles were literally cooked in the heated water. That is both incredible and horrible. Good grief we’re ruining this planet.

      As for that senior discount, I was horrified too the first time it was given. There are days I have to remind myself that I’m not 35 anymore. What???

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