Hi lovely crafty friends, every now and then it’s fun to go back to basics, and tone things down if you will. Using cardstock is one of those supplies everyone has and letting those colours soak in is great for inspiration.

When you can use up some scraps in the meantime, it’s a total win-win in my book. Today I’m having some fun with my cardstock scraps and different ways to use them on a bunch of cards. Just let see where your imagination can lead you.

All techniques and ideas are shown in the video tutorial. Make sure to watch it to get all the best tips, tricks and ideas.

If you haven’t seen the Cardstock Only Cards and Ways To Use Up Your Scraps video yet, make sure to check it out.

(All supplies are linked to different stores at the end of this post in the thumbnails. The different stores are also linked behind the product name. Among them are affiliate links that may be used at no cost to you.)

In cardmaking as well as in other areas nothing is more fun than a twofer. But how about a “fourfer” and using scraps from scraps? Now we are talking:-)

For the floating cards I used Grafix – Clear Craft Plastic ( SBC | JGG ) that can be cut with my Sizzix – Big Shot ( SBC | SSS )

The first card was left without a sentiment. For the second card I used the Tim Holtz – Bold Text set 1 ( SBC | JGG | SSS )

This very simple and fast way to make a sentiment will give you another twofer:-) The sentiment cut out the piece of card and the die-cut letters.

Recently another set came out the Tim Holtz – Bold Text – Set 2 ( SBC | JGG | SSS )
with more sentiments for your designs. The letters separately give you the chance to play and mix them up as well.

The leftover bits from the card with the Hexagon Windows ( SBC | SSS ) Gave me another card.

The Tim Holtz Hexagon Stacked Tiles ( SBC | SSS )  come in five small sizes, five dies each size great to use with scraps as well.

All pieces that fell off when cutting those panels to size gave me scraps to make two more cards.

Even small strips can create gorgeous backgrounds or panels to use on your cards.

The black sentiment was made with the Studio Light Alphabet ( ECS ) that has both upper and lower case letters. I love mixing those up for a playful look.

Actually, this is the fifth card made from strips that came from the first two card panels. With still a bit of tape to the back, they made perfect “stickers”.

Small hearts cut out of scraps and a simple sentiment makes another fun card. 

Another great way to use your scraps is to cut small shapes like these Bold Flora ( SBC ) and elements from the dies that came with the Big Shot Switch ( SBC | SSS )

Small letters for sentiments are another great way to use up scraps. The Studio Light Alphabet Essentials ( ECS ), Tim Holtz – Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper ( SBC | SSS ) and Tiny Type Lower ( SBC | SSS ) are some of my favourites.

Cut them out of cardstock with double-sided adhesive to create your own letter stickers.

Talking about small pieces, flowers in particular here’s another way to use them. Go completely bonkers with black stripes and loads of flowers like the card on the left. Or go for a calmer look with fewer flowers. For the second card, I changed up the colours as well. 

The stripes are made with small cardstock strips, I seem to have a lot of those as well:-) But you can make lines with a pen if you find the cardstock too fussy.

I hope you’re inspired to use up your scraps and have less waste as well. no point in throwing out the good stuff, right?!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!