What To Do With the Tiny Scraps

My husband never understood why I would not throw away my tiny scraps.  I would always say, "You never know!" Graphic 45's collections are especially great to saving all the scraps. 

My daughter inspired me to create my own photo collage on my wall using string and clothes pins. I have photos propped up here and there.  I thought this would be a great place to put them all so we could all enjoy them.

I decided to have a bit of fun with the clothes pins and my tiny Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime scraps.  These were so easy and fun.

(excuse the photos...i just didn't seem to have the touch when photographing these.  remember faeries are hard to capture on film anyways.)

  • paint clothespins...acrylic paint
  • cut and adhere background paper for clothespin...modge podge 
  • stamp the mushrooms, dragon flies, and butterflies on a contrasting paper
  • grab a cup of coffee, wrap up in a quilt (on cold days), put on your favorite movie, and grab your micro-tip scissors and cut all the tiny faeries, mushrooms and butterflies
  • I added diamond dust and sukra metallic glaze pen accents to the mushrooms and butterflies
  • stamped images are adhered flat and the faeries are pop dotted onto the clothes pen

These are also great to add a magnet to for your refrigerator reminders

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I'm looking forward to my St. Patrick's Day celebration tomorrow and a lot of crafting this weekend.  FYI:  I am Irish, my grandchildren are Irish, my sons and daughter are Irish, my parents, their parents, and even their parents are Irish and we are proud of our heritage.

Have a Crafty Weekend!

Gratitude List
1.  family blessings
2.  the first Cook to arrive in America
3.  beautiful days outdoors
4.  God's staying on hand on my life
5.  creativity all around me...thank you Father for the reminder of life through the season of Spring


  1. Your cutwork is amazing, Debby! Such a beautiful project and a great idea!

  2. Hi D~
    This is fantastic idea~you could even get an crusty, chippy 8 pane window and put it on that. Fabulous!!!BTW~I save bits and pieces too!!

  3. oh my goodness.. these are sooooooo cute! love the idea and totally adore your sweet little fairies :) :) :)

  4. omg. how adorable is that. i need more room. i need walls. lol!!!

  5. What a CUTE CUTE CUTE idea!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!

  6. wow! so detailed and pretty!

  7. those are super cute and very creative!

  8. Beautiful! Love the little fairies.

  9. Great idea...adorable!

  10. Those are adorable!!

  11. what a great idea! love it! :)

  12. Wow! I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. You must have amazing patience. I'd be lopping off wings and beheading mushrooms all over the place. LOL I've tried to do it, but I think my hands are a bit hard to control due to arthritis. Ah well, maybe I'll do better next time I try. Very cute ides. Oh and I'm half Irish, the other have is Scots. So my haves are always arguing with each other lol.
    TFS, Hugs, Jessica


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