Monday, November 26, 2018

Use those Scraps

It's my turn to post a Pick of the Week project for The House That Stamps Built.  I'm always on the hunt to find different ways to use up my scraps and this is one of my favorite ways to use up little scraps.  All you need are scraps, strips of scrap card stock (this is a good way to use up colors you don't use often), scissors, and an adhesive (I use spray adhesive as it holds well and covers the entire area.
  So, get your scraps together and a couple strips of scrap card stock.  I like to cut my card stock just a bit longer then the length of an A2 card by about 1/2-3/4 of an inch wide.
 Put your adhesive on the card stock strip and begin sticking on your scraps edge to edge.
 I like to use mixes of wide and narrow scraps and the length doesn't matter as you will be trimming them off.
 Flip the strip over and trim along the edges of the card stock.
 Here is my strip all trimmed.  You can see the little tiny scraps that can finally be thrown away and the larger scraps that can be used to create another strip.
 It's really quite quick and easy and I finished 3 and still have plenty of scraps left to create more.
 As for what you can do with them??  They are perfect for adding to the sides or bottoms of a CAS card.  It adds interest without overwhelming.  To finish this card, I used "Shepherd Boy" and "Christmas".

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Shepherd Boy" and "Christmas"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle; Memory Box "Lindeman Snowflake"

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #362--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #557--festive colors
Aud Sentiments #217--Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Crimbo-Crackers #172--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--Christmas or winter characters
Cardz TV #75--anything goes


Elizabeth said...

Great card, Heather, and a brilliant way to use up scraps too.

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Heather and a very clever way of using up your scraps. xx

Megan J said...

Hi Heather, a super way to use up those tiny scraps we all hold on to. Makes a perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Another fabulous creation using your scraps! Love the way you're adding buttons to your snowflakes lately, so fab. Gorgeous CAS design. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. It looks fabulous!! Come and play along again next month too. Happy crafting, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

Billie A said...

I love using scraps either strips like you did or all pieced background. I am such a hoarder of scraps got to use them. I love what you created and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
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Tracey T said...

What a great idea for using up scraps of DP. Love your sweet card too. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card,love the beautifullt coloured image and mixed paper strip--what a great tip and use of leftover strips
Carol x