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PAPER SCRAPS HANDMADE CARDS
Welcome Salvage Friends!
If you are a scrapbooker, what do you do with all the things leftover from kits? I love being able to use kits to get my scrapbooking done. It makes it so easy since everything coordinates and there is usually a guideline on how to put the pages together. My favorite scrapbooking kits are from Close to My Heart. They come with a cutting guide and detailed instructions on creating beautiful pages.
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These kits come with beautiful papers and embellishments. Since everything already coordinates, it makes it super easy to turn the leftover pieces into beautiful handmade cards. As crafters we love to find ways to use all of our supplies! Today I will show you a simple technique that I use to create cards backgrounds from leftover papers.
Turn Your Paper Scraps into Beautiful Handmade Cards Instructions:
The first step is to gather all of the leftover paper from your project. This doesn’t have to be from a kit specifically. If you have lots of scrap paper, just put together a few patterns that go together and use those.
Then, cut the papers into strips using a paper trimmer. I usually cut them anywhere from 1/2 inch to an inch. I don’t like to cut them all the same size so I don’t get very precise with this step.
Once I have all of the paper strips adhered, I cut the background into six pieces to adhere to white note cards. I cut them into a 4 X 5 1/4 size for the cards I use. Using a tape runner, I attach the backgrounds to these cards. Then I look through the leftover embellishments from the kit to finish these cards. I also use stamp sets to add a few sentiments to the cards.
These cards were so much fun to create! I’m looking forward to starting a new kit now. Using this technique, helps me build my card supply and also motivates me to get my scrapbooking done.
I hope this has provided some inspiration on ways to use your paper scraps! I would love to hear other ways you use paper scraps. I’m trying to be more mindful of using what I have before purchasing more supplies.
Heather is paper crafter and independent consultant with Close to My Heart. She also blogs at Glitter On A Dime where she shares fun ideas for crafting, kids’ activities, and meal planning. You can find her website at http://www.glitteronadime.com or her Pinterest profile at https://www.pinterest.com/heatherj123.
A huge thank you to Heather for sharing her paper scraps handmade cards. If you are interested in a possible feature, you can check out this page for more information.
Finally, what do you use your paper scraps for? We would love to know.