Friday, May 2, 2014

MIM - Paper Scrap Pie Charts

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Today's card was oh so much fun to make!! The very talented Melissa Phillips, design team member at Papertrey Ink hosted this weeks Make It Monday!  She shares a great video HERE.  The challenge was to create a project using a "Pie Chart" made from paper scraps.

Let me share a bit about my process and a SURPRISE!


I started by selecting some coordinating paper scraps.  I wanted to use pastel colors in honor of Melissa Phillips because her signature style is soft and pretty - shabby chic - vintage. I hope I described it right.  I doubt she will see this post but I do not want  to misrepresent her. Please visit her blog you will feel like you fell into a bed filled with down and covered with pillows!

I used an Arrow Die to cut my scraps.


The next step is to arrange your pieces in a pie shape.  Melissa shared how to secure them with some tape on the back before you carefully align your die over it all to cut your shape.  For my card I created two pie charts and cut two different size circles. 



Isn't this just the sweetest idea!? What a wonderful way to use your scraps!



As a side note I thought it was funny that Melissa, who is a scrap saver like myself, said that she promised NOT to save the scraps from the unused portion of the pie chart. : ) But I had the sweetest surprise . Look what was left over from each arrow die cut after I cut the large circle....


I just couldn't resist creating a card from these scraps that look like little shirts! LOL I think Melissa would be so proud of me!! I even used the portion of my large circle that  I cut from the left side of my card! heeheehee


 What a delightful challenge!! : ) There is still time to join the fun! I'd love to see your Paper Scrap Pie Chart!

Thank you so much for stopping by! and thank you for cheering me on in my goal to make 100 cards.  So far I have completed 29 cards : ) only 71 more to go in 75 days. See why I need cheering?! LOL

Patti

Supplies:
All papers were from my scrap bin.
Button embies by PTI
We Make a Perfect Fit Sentiment from PTI Button Boutique Stamp Set
Sending Sunshine Sentiment from PTI Doodlie Do stamp set






22 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both cards are lovely! I like how you were able to use up the scraps too! Thank you for showing how you made the pie chart - never would have thought of that!

That's 2 more cards towards your goal! Way to go, Patti!

Theresa Krout said...

very cute cards and I love the little t-shirts. I love the way you used up some scraps and the colors are soft and pretty! I would have to say you Aced this one!

Linda said...

More pretty cards towards your goal. Awesome.

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, love both cards, those papers are so pretty and those little tees so cute! The first card really does look like it was fun to make and thanks for showing how! Hugs Carole Z X

Marybeth said...

Hi Patti, these are truly amazing! The paper choice is perfect, I love the soft colors. Gorgeous pie. Hart card and beautiful tees! Amazing work here and yay two more cards done.

Helen F. said...

What a fun idea to use your arrow and t-shirt dies on these cards, Patti~both are awesome!

Sadie said...

Your cards are both so perfect! Love the pastels and all the little details esp on the shirt card. What an awesome job!

Dianne Ayers said...

Thanks Patti for visiting my blog, I don't get many visitors and yours are always welcome as it reminds me to visit you! Love your cog cards and love also the way you have utilised the scrap scraps! Going well on your mission I see, keep it up.

Laura Jane said...

How VERY clever you are..arrows for pie charts and sweet tees from the left-overs!

Betty Wright said...

Patti, your take on the technique is fantastic. I love the layout and design. Clothing from an arrow die? Who knew! Awesome and very clever idea! Your clothing design is super cute on the card, too!

Marcia HIll said...

Loved both of your cards and I think you described Melissa and her style perfectly! Your colors were just perfect and I love how the arrow die made little t-shirts with your left over left over scraps...SO cute! :0)

Rema said...

Fabulous cards! Love the designs and soft colors you used....

Kathryn A said...

Your cards are lovely! The little "shirts" made a cute card, too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards! Way to use up those scraps. :)

Beverly Ann said...

Love, love... the colors are UBER cute and can't say enough about the little Tee shirts :)

you outdid yourself... again! :)

Jen said...

Love these! So creative how you used the die-cuts to make that circle. Beautiful papers. You make this look quick and simple but the cards are fabulous!

Rose said...

these are so sweet and i LOVE the shirts :)

Nikki C said...

Those are such kewl rosette flowers love how you made them :)

diana fernandez said...

very very cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial

Beth F. said...

This card is so neat! I would have never guessed at how you made those circles! Then the next card with the t-shirts is ingenious. You really are on a roll with your cards. I know you will meet your goal!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Asha said...

BRILLIANT!!! This is nothing short of genius, my friend! Especially how you've used the little shirts!
hugs, Asha

Carmen M. said...

You are just way to smart and inventive. Very cool