Saturday, June 7, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #4--Tags & Scraplings


I am thrilled to be guest designing on Virginia's View Challenge!
This month's challenge is TAGS & SCRAPLINGS and there's a little twist:
You must use a recycled item somewhere on your project.


A while back I was really into scraplings. I would say I had "scrapling-itis"
and there were actual challenges dedicated to scraplings. Here are a few of mine.


The term "scrapling" was coined by the creative SHARI CARROLL. She was creating
a square card from an A2 sized card and to do this, she trimmed off 1.25" from the fold.
Being the genius that she is, she picked up that little piece and a scrapling was born!

Scraplings can be used as mini cards, tags, or even bookmarks.
They can be horizontal or vertical and there are no rules when creating them.
That being said, here are mine.


I used three different sized birds from We're Expecting along with speech bubbles
from Simple Stories and a dymo label sentiment from Neat & Tangled.
Can you spot my recycled item? A coffee sleeve from Starbucks!

I used the "right" side for the scrapling in the middle and flipped it over for the other two.
I love adding texture and embellies and have items hang over the edge of the scrapling.

Please join Virginia's View Challenge with a scrapling or tag and don't forget that recycled item.
 You have until Wednesday, June 18th to link up your project(s). The Top Winner,
selected from the Top 10 Favorites, will win a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

35 comments:

  1. I ADORE your scraplings, Donna - the old AND new ones! So excited to see you guest designing for Virginia!!!

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  2. Scraplings!!! Eeeeek!! Love them...they are flippin' adorable!!!

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  3. These are so adorable. You know I must live under a rock because I've never heard of scraplings before but yours look soooo cute! I love how you colored your birds, too! Genius idea to use the coffee sleeve!

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  4. After seeing your CUTE scraplings, I want to create some more!! I love how you used the coffee selves! They are the cutest scrapling--ever! Thank you for the design for Virginia's View Challenge! It's lovely to see your older scraplings! LOVE!

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    1. ooops, I meant coffee "sleeves", it's one of my favorite recycle items (but you know that already).

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  5. SUPER cool Donna - LOVE your scraplings!!!

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  6. Scraplings? Oh, never heard of that before and I LOVE it. Your tags are so dang CUTE!

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  7. I love your scrapings - all of them! The concept is all new to me being from the UK and primarily using A4 size card I'm still trying to get my head around what size scrapings are!
    Elaine

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    1. Hi Elaine! A scrapling size is 1.25" by 4.25". Or 3.175 cm by 10.795 cm.
      Basically, it's the leftover "scrap" when you trim a folded A2 size card into a square.
      Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks! I'm off to have a go!
      Elaine

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  8. These are just so fabulous- and so very you Donna! LOVE them! ♥

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  9. Just delightful Donna. Love the birds. And your use of the coffee sleeves is awesome.

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  10. Scraplings are new to me and yours are super cute! I love those SSS birds and your colouring is fab! I never need an excuse to get a coffee so will be using your coffee sleeve inspiration too :)

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  11. Your scraplings are so attractive! Love the use of the coffee sleeve.

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  12. super cute tags, love all the tags with the sweet birdis :-)

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  13. OMG, these are so darn cute, Donna. Your coffee sleeve is such a good fit on your scraplings.

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  14. This is insanely beautiful...specially those birdis!

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  15. WOW. Never heard of a scrapling. I have a new favorite thing!

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  16. Donna, how wonderful... scrapplings are very new to me so I appreciate the Shari Carroll background.

    Michele

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  17. Gorgeous gallery of Scraplings, Donna - I remember a Scramble a few years back in which we had to make Scraplings - it was fun (never done one since - hope to though for Virginia;s Challenge) - love the colouring on your sweet birds and the use of the coffee sleeves :)

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  18. I really love your scraplings! Such an inspiration! They have a happy look, and I love that. I am an admirer of your work. Always great to see the cards you make!

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  19. Your Scraplings are AWESOME.....super super cute and about as adorable as I have ever seen! I just LOVE them and you've inspired me to try some more. Love those little Birdies from SSS and now wish I had my own set!! :)

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  20. So many wonderful examples of scraplings, and I love them all, Donna! How clever you are to use a coffee sleeve on your newest designs, and I adore those charming birds! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  21. Eeek I love these Donna, you just sold that stamp set! Congrats on Guest Designing with V!

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  22. I've just learned what a Scrapling is! Yours are adorbs.

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  23. Fantastic! Love the corrugated recycled coffee sleeves. The bright birds against them is just perfect. So, so sweet! Bev

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  24. Absolutely, LOVE these!!! So sweet and adorable!

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  25. OH, Donna! Your scraplings are just SO adorably SWEET! They make me smile!

    I hosted the 90-Minute Scramble #78 (some time ago) with Scraplings as the theme.
    It was so much fun to see all the lovely scraplings created by the participants.

    I'm hoping to play along with Virginia's challenge.

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  26. Very cute and sweet scraplings Donna!! Love the revisit the old ones too! They are all so lovely!

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  27. Never heard of a scrapling but i just LOVE it now! Adorable bird images and great scraplings.

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  28. These are darling! So much to love...the chubby little birds, the colors, the corrugated cardboard, the term "scrapping-iris". These just make me smile...big.

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  29. Oh my Donna, your scraplings are the BEST EVER!!
    Thank YOu~

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