10 Ideas For Your Paper Scraps

Cardstock comes in all colors, sizes, patterns and textures. It is the one supply that paper crafters cannot do without! So, why not make the most of your cardstock?! In this blog entry, we will be discussing 10 fun ideas for your paper scraps and how you can cut down on waste by doing so! 🙂

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Paper Bows

Paper bows are easy to make and are a nice embellishment to add to your cards, scrapbook pages, or gift boxes. These little bows can also double as toppers for paperclips to add a cute, decorative touch. Paper scraps are perfect for bows since only a small amount of paper is needed. You can find free bow templates online or simply purchase a bow punch that does the tedious work for you!

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Shaker Confetti

Shaker cards – an ongoing trend in the card-making world that’s a crowd pleaser! Many crafters fill their shaker cards with sequins… but with a few paper scraps, you can make your own shaker confetti! Simply use a hole punch on your paper scraps and create your own shaker mix! You can use shaped punches or a standard hole punch. Experiment with mixing and matching colors… it’s so fun to customize your own shaker confetti!

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Die Cut Sentiment Banners

I would say that the majority of handmade cards usually include a sentiment on the front of the card. Why not use your paper scraps and make up some sentiment banners ahead of time?! It saves time when making cards. I usually set a side a night or two to go through and die cut all of my small scraps into little banners using my Sizzix machine… kind of like a die cutting party! Haha! 😉 You can even stamp them ahead of time if you want, or leave them blank for future use.

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Crinkle Cut Gift Packaging

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… there are many fun gift-giving occasions. Put your paper scraps to good use by making your own crinkle cut gift packaging! Simply cut your scap paper into long, skinny strips and fold in a zig-zag pattern. Mix and match colors and patterns for a fun look! P.S. Find out how to make your own gift boxes HERE.

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Bookmarks or Bible Journaling Panels

Bookmarks are so fun and easy to make with your longer pieces of scrap paper. Simply cut scraps down to 2×6″ and decorate as desired! This is fun for kids and adults, alike. Not only is this size great for making bookmarks, but it is also nice to use as side panels for your Bible art journaling!

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Pocket Letter Inserts

If you love to partake in swaps or have a pen pal, you already know how much fun Pocket Letters are to make! What I love to do is go ahead and cut my scrap papers down to Pocket Letter size so I have many colors and patterns of paper to choose from when I start creating! These little 3×4″ cards are not only great for Pocket Letters, but they also double as Project Life cards!

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Gift Tags

Gift tags are easy to make on your Cricut machine or by using a tag die cut. You can make them as small or as large as you choose – which is why they are another great idea for all sizes of scrap paper! Gift tags are fun to embellish to coordinate with the gift, jar of homemade jam, or card which they are attached to!

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Embellishments

Handmade embellishments are so versatile and can be used on so many different craft projects! Most embellishments are small, so your paper scraps will come in handy to make a whole variety of embellishments. You can make miniature pinwheels, paper roses, and ephemera – just to give you a few ideas. If you’ll notice in the card pictured below, I used paper scraps to make the tiny flowers to embellish this card. So much fun!!

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Polka Dot Card

Not long ago, I designed a clean and simple polka dot card. Well, the idea stuck and I’ve been making these cards for a while now for various occasions! Polka dot cards are perfect for when you want a colorful, handmade card but are strapped for time. Simply use a 1″ circle punch and punch out circles from a scrap piece of patterned/colorful cardstock. Arrange on the card front, adhere, and decorate as desired. Super easy!!

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Envelope Seals or Stickers

This idea sort of feeds off the previous idea in using the 1″ circle punch. Simply punch out circles from a scrap piece of paper, stamp, heat emboss, and run through your Xyron Sticker Maker. Presto! You have your very own custom envelope seals! You can stamp them with your initial for even further customization! I made my very own Christmas envelope seals last year and really loved creating them! Additionally, you can use your shaped punches or die cuts to make your very own stickers from paper scraps!

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I hope you found these ideas helpful! I’m sure there are hundreds of more ideas which you can use your paper scraps for – so put them to good use! For more ideas on how to organize your scrap paper, please see my previous entry HERE.

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SBC March Hop Giveaway//A Day For Daisies

[Edit: This giveaway is closed. Winner announced below!]
Today I’m designing for the Scrapbook Blessings Club March Video Hop! Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies! We hope you enjoy all of our talented designers creative projects. To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing for a new release Stamp set from our sponsor, please stop by each design team members YouTube channel/watch their Hop videos, subscribe and leave a comment on the SBC Hop Blog Post.Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up” (but not necessary to win). Once again, when you’ve finished all the hop video, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize.

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The hop is open from Saturday, March 25 – Friday, March 31, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!! Please click on the video below to watch… In the description box under the video on YouTube, you will find a complete list of all the videos in the hop. (See video link below).

Supplies Used:

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A Day for Daisies Finished CardDigital Image

Copic Markers

DoCrafts Watercolor Pens

Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen

Cutter Bee Scissors

Glue Runner

Ribbon

Cardstock

Glossy Accents

Memento Ink

Sentiment Stamp

Acrylic Block

The winner is… Ann M.! Congratulations!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Doggy Card with Shadowing Technique

For this project, we will incorporate a new technique – what I call “shadowing”. In the image, you’ll notice the black cardstock behind the dogs on this card. It serves to differentiate them from the background and adds some dimension. In reality, you can use ANY image that you can print. These dogs were on some paper I had which was not cardstock. By adding the black “shadow” cardstock behind the images, it adds some thickness to them, as well. I have even found images on cereal boxes that could be used when mounted on black cardstock… the possibilities are endless!! (Now, doesn’t that sound noble). For more info on this cute doggy card, keep reading.

Supplies Needed: 

*Polka Dot cardstock (for base of card)

*Glittery cardstock

*Paw Print cardstock

*Images of dogs (can be printed)

*Black cardstock

*Glue runner

*Fiskars Paper Trimmer

*Scissors

*Foam squares


Instructions:

*Step One – Cut polka dot card base to desired size. Glue on paw print background and then glue on glittery strips.

*Step Two – Glue your doggy images to a separate sheet of black cardstock and cut an outline of black cardstock around the images. Cut the black cardstock shadow border to your liking.

*Step Three – Using your Pop Dots, place the dogs on the card. The Pop Dots will add dimension and make the dogs stand up off of the card. Fun, huh?!


Tips/Ideas: 

~ You may substitute double-sided foam tape for the Pop Dots.

~ Instead of black cardstock, use a coordinating color of cardstock for the shadowing.

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