Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 2011 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for April 2011 is

Amy Duff

Hi there! I’m Amy and I reside in Virginia with my daughter, step son, and my superb honey do man. I am ever so addicted to altering things with paper and creating cards. At least I can admit it. But my family thinks it's insane. That's okay because I think my addiction is perfectly fine. I don't splurge on myself except with my paper crafts and then it's tough to decide with between paper or dinner for the family? Seriously, my paper is something I covet. Of course my family comes first but sometimes I wish they were as complacent as a piece of pattern paper. Definitely not as many needs or wants there. ;-) I started making cards as a child for family and friends. I always loved the beginning of the school year when I got new school supplies. Back then I would spend hours on a card. Still do today as well. I pour my heart and soul into my projects. Sometimes it’s hard to send the things I make off, but I always hope they will bring a smile to the person receiving. I have been very fortunate to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS, Scrapbook and Cards Today, and several online magazines.

I write about my hobby on my blog which you can find here: Stop by and see what I am up to. Better yet, leave me a comment so I know you came from Artz de Scrap.

Whimsy Pocket Tutorial & Challenge

Recycling at its best! A fun and economical way to make a cute gift card, trinket, or note pocket.

Supplies :

Cardboard paper tube (paper towel or toilet tissue)


Scissors and trimmer or ruler



Small hole punch

1. Measure tube to 3.5 inches and mark with pen.

2. Flatten tube and cut with scissors on line.

3. Glue one end of tube and secure with clothespins.

4. Trim a 3.5 x 6 inch piece of pattern paper and glue around tube.

5. Decorate as desired. Punch holes on sides with punch and attach ribbon to hang.

Here are our takes on the tutorial...

Cabbie's Whimsy Pocket!

Felicia's Whimsy Pocket!

(To be updated shortly)

Vicki's Whimsy Pocket!

Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas on the challenge!!! You have till Saturday 14th May 2011 Midnight Eastern Time.

International scrappers are most welcome to join in.