Use Those Paper Scraps On Some Fun New Cards

When I make cards for Stuff From Trees, I have enough card stock left over from each one for two mini cards, a gift tag and a bookmark. With all the cards I make, I have so many of those tiny tags. That’s where these three layouts come from - using those scraps in fun and unusual ways. For this Caturday card, I covered four of them with the same striped decorator paper and used them as mats behind my 3D kittens. They’re the perfect way to add an extra layer for texture and not just slap a sticker on a piece of paper.

By mixing and matching colors and patterns, you can create a one-of-a-kind background with your paper scraps. I used four handmade papers to make this card, alternating the flowers and leaves and raising the verse on 3D adhesive. This combines some of those little bits you have left over to make something textured, creative and unique.

  One of my favorite ways to use scraps of patterned paper is to turn them into a fun border. These three rectangles overlap down one side, leaving space on the other side for a phrase and some cute embellishments. I also added an acrylic dot on each piece ... just because I can. What fun and interesting ways can you come up with to use your paper scraps?


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