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Jul 30, 2011

Turning Scraps Into Treasures

The other day, I made a mini book for my new baby niece & was left with a table full of patterned paper scraps.  Normally, I would just sort them back out and stash them back into their designated paper pads (or throw away the smallest pieces), but after reading Betsy Veldman's post on scrap organization, I decided to try something different.

I had enough scrap strips to cover 2 full sheets of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock and cut them to size to create 8 card fronts.  I was able to make this set of 4 cards in no time at all, and still have 4 card fronts that I can use the next time I need to create a quick card or gift set.


Most of my paper strips are from various October Afternoon 8x8 pads.  I love OA's cute/vintage style SO much & thought the paper would work well with my Lawn Fawn stamps.  I wanted a set that I could add to my stash and grab when I need to send a last minute card.


 This flower vase is from the On the Mend set --- but I love it because you can use it for ANY occasion!

I die cut some adhesive-backed cork from Canvas Corp to give my card a little texture and color.





I used my same die and cut a piece of cream burlap for this card:


If you're like me & have a lot of paper scraps, you might want to give this technique a try!  Make sure to check out Betsy's post for even more inspiration!


Card Supplies: (click on pictures for links)



10 comments :

  1. Gorgeous cards Julie! I say Betsy's post too and thought it was a winner! I'm even more inspired now that I've seen your cards to go ahead and get organising my scraps zone ;)
    Rx

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  2. Awesome set of cards, Julie!

    Teri

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  3. These are all so sweet and adorable! I'm a huge fan of using up every little piece of scrap! I love what you did and I may have to borrow the idea some time soon :)
    Thank you!
    hugs, margie

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  4. those cards are just too cute..

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE--I wish I could combine papers like this! Your cards are super cute! LOVE each one:)

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  6. GREAT set. Very cheerful! Lovin' that cork!

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  7. These are awesome! love the colors !!

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  8. Love all your stamps, but have to say the 'crafternoon' really was FUN-tastic!

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