Thursday, June 28, 2012

MEFY - Thursday Craft 'n Chat - Using Your Scraps!

Hello everyone ...  Today I am sharing a post that I created for Made Especially For You's Craft 'n Chat Thursday!

I am one of those scrappers that is always keeping every little bit of my scraps ... in fact, people are often giving me their scraps because they just don't know what to do with them!  I really enjoy the challenge of using up my scraps to make something wonderful ... I've even created cards with the barcodes that come on the various products I've bought (check it out here)!

So today I thought I'd share some simple ideas for ways that you can use your scraps to create some lovely cards!

Here is a sample of some of the scraps that I end up with after creating a layout or some cards. Now, most people I know would just throw these out ... but not me!

This card shows an example of how you can make use of any long strips that you have left over ... as you can see, I wrapped some twine around the strips and then used a left over sticker embellishment for my sentiment.

This gift card shows how I've used some wider & shorter strips to create the banners along the bottom half of the card.  In fact the cardstock used for this card was left over when I trimmed down a piece for a larger card ... don't forget that you can use your cardstock scraps to create cute little gift tags!

And finally ... when you are out of  strips of paper and you only seem to have random shaped pieces left, you can always use a tiny punch (like this butterfly punch) to create some embellishments.  I have even used tiny circle punches to create some fun cards with my scraps in the past too (check it out here).

Thanks for checking in today!
I hope that you've been inspired to craft with those scraps!


  1. Beautiful work! Thanks for the scrappy inspiration!

  2. These are awesome! I was just going thru my scraps again to see what was piled in the box and decided time to use them! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  3. perfect use of your scraps, and beautiful cards as always. you my dear are the queen of scraps!