Friday, February 24, 2012


I often get asked where I get my ideas from... and I can honestly say EVERYWHERE! As you look around you, look at shapes, how things line up against each other, what colors are next to each other. Pictures in magazines, color combinations on cakes, the pattern on a plate, or something in a movie. You will be amazed at what triggers an idea!

Here are some examples...

Cake Image from

The topsy turvy angles of this cake made me think of cups stacked inside each other.

Poster Image from MoviePosterDB

From the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, the curve Jack is standing on inspired the curves in the tree.

And the cup from my favorite coffee place inspired this holiday card.

So when you are trying to think of ideas for your next scrapbook layout, card, or any craft project, take a second look at the things around you... you never know where your inspiration will come from.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Using Those Pinwheels

Remember our tutorial on making pinwheel embellishments back in June? Here is a really cute way to use them on something other than a page or a card...

I was browsing around and came across these cute little boxes on Style Me Pretty. These are actually cupcake boxes... yummy!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Use an Embellishment on a Card

It's almost Valentine's Day, and what better time is there to make a handmade card to give to that special someone?

A good way to start is to pick out an embellishment to be your focal point... like this cute little cupid bear. Then, choose coordinating papers that you can use to create borders, or shapes that will go along with it.

Have fun with it... whoever you give your card to is going to love it because it came from you!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lock and Key Paper Piecing Pattern

Use this lock and key pattern to embellish a picture of the person who holds the key to your heart.

Click on the image above and you will be directed to a version that you can print. Or, copy it into an image editing program to re-size.

*** All free patterns are provided for personal use only and copyrighted by A Scrap of Time! Do not recreate for commercial or resale purposes.