Happy Scraps

I have a confession….  I hate to waste things.  That’s not a bad thing – you say?  Well I sometimes get a little overboard with my scraps of paper – saving even the smallest sliver because – ‘I might use that later’.  Later doesn’t often come because I usually end up cutting that small piece I need without remembering to check my scraps.

Whether you save your scraps or not – here’s a great card to make using your scraps or cutting new pieces.


This card works great with any scraps – but is especially easy with a pack of coordinating papers.  Just cut 4 inch strips into widths between 3/4 and 1 1/2 inches.  Dovetail the strips, then layer across the card to get the look you want – trim off the tops (non-dovetailed end), add your sentiment and embellish as desired.

There you go – Happy Scraps, Happy You, Happy Card Recipient!




This card uses:

Swan Lake Paper Packet (X7212B)


Way to Go My Acrylix Stamp Set (D1700)


Poppy Thick Twine (Z3094), Mini Stapler (Z2027) and Poppy & Peacock Exclusive Ink Stamp Pads



2 thoughts on “Happy Scraps

  1. Isn't She Crafty October 12, 2016 / 5:44 am

    Lovely. I’m a hoarder too, but I’ve got a Pinterest board to try to encourage me to use my scraps


    • Gerri Baker October 12, 2016 / 6:09 am

      What a great idea! I need to try that.


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