Hi lovely crafty friends, one of my passions is paper, the colours, the techniques and cool ways to use it are endless.
Today I will dive into my box with cardstock scraps, trying to shrink that pile and make some fun and happy cards in the meantime.
All techniques and ideas are shown in the video tutorial. Make sure to watch it to get all the best tips and tricks.
I have done more cardstock only projects, if you haven’t seen the Cardstock Only Cards And Die-Cut Hacks 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.)
Scraps in different sizes make for awesome textured backgrounds. They are fun to make and are done in a jiffy Try sticking them on some Double Sided Adhesive ( SBC | JGG ) to create borders, mats or complete card panels.
Adding a bit of black will help lift the colours and threat always adds some cool playful texture.
When you have been making cards like a pro you are going to have lots of scraps laying around. This often makes you ending up with a lot of cardstock strips. You know those pieces that you can’t throw out they are too big to ditch but too small to turn into a card.
To me, strips are always a great starting point when using scraps. And if you are clever about it you can even surprise yourself with multiple cards.
Strips combined with Thinlits Dies – Stacked Circles ( SBC ) will give you lots of two and three in one card options.
Adding a hint of black with doodling is another great option and it’s fun to do as well.
Filling the circles with smaller size circles for the inlay effect is another great option. Add some texture to the circles with an embossing folder to add a bit of dimension as well.
This embossing folder comes with the NEW Sizzix – Big Shot Switch Plus Machine – Starter Kit – White( SBC | SSS ). It was a long wait after being introduced two years ago but it was worth it, I am no longer unplugged:-)
The flowers and greenery are from the Sizzix – Thinlits Dies – Bold Flora set ( SBC ). This is an older set that is great to have in your stash because they make perfect embellishments in many ways and variations.
The focal point on this card is the circle cut out from the previous card. With a bunch more circles added for some cool layering, this is another great way to use up your scraps as well.
Sometimes you will get a cool surprise, like this garland that fell off a previous card when cutting it to size. Use it also to make yet another card:-)
Another cut off strip was used as a border on this card. And yes, even tiny scraps can be used, they make adorable sprinkles.
Just use a sticky tool, like the Studio Katia EMBELLISHMENT WAND ( SSS ) to add them with a bit of glue and it’s done in a jiffy.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!