Friday, March 9, 2012

Always Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful



Happy Friday friends! It's Emily here with a delightful little card & tutorial for you today!


I originally had a big project planned out to do a tutorial on, but that project ended up being a major fail and I had to trash it. So when I was racking my brain for a new idea, I came up with a really "old school" project to share. Sometimes I need to remember that not everyone has been scrapping as long as I have and also old techniques are sometimes coming back in style with a twist.

So I give you... Serendipity Squares!


First, pick out some pretty patterned papers and start ripping them into tiny pieces... I know, I have a phobia of tearing up pretty papers, this was the challenging part for me!


Next, glue your torn pieces randomly to a piece of cardstock. I like to use quick dry tacky glue when doing this.


Last step is completely optional... I used Sparkle Mod Podge and covered my whole sheet to give it an extra sparkle.

Let it all dry completely. Then you can cut your Serendipity Squares... or shapes in my case! I attempted to run mine through my Cameo... I DO NOT recommend this at all! Very bad idea! Glue can gunk up in your blade and also the paper is very thick once the glue dries. The best way I found to get cute shapes was stamping. I stamped an image on the back and cut out the outline of the image. That's how I got the butterflies.

Why is this technique called Serendipity Squares you ask? Serendipity means making fortunate discoveries by accident, which is exactly what these are... pretty little accidents! you can even use scraps for these, that's why I love them! Hopefully you will give it a try too!

Thanks for stopping by today!

♥ Emily


Products Used:
Authentique Delightful Collection
Want2Scrap Pearls
Core'dinations Glitter & Spotted Cardstock

3 comments:

  1. Cool card and I love the way you used the Serendipity paper to make your butterflies and flower. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I have so much left over scraps of paper, what a great way to use them up!

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