Simple Handmade Card Templates Using Scraps

Simple Handmade Card Templates Using Scraps

I like to try to get as much use out of my die cut sets as I can.  Even those tiny little shapes that I hardly ever use.  I've shared lots of card template ideas in the past and here's another one! These simple handmade card templates use scraps and can work for any occasion and holiday.

easy handmade card template
I took a square die (mine measures 1 1/2 inches ) and sorted through my die sets to find little happy shapes. 
easy handmade card template
Hearts were my first thought, then I moved on to balloons and stars.  But how about snowflakes, mini ornaments/Christmas trees, or even just mini circles?  I chose colors that reflected my occasion and popped up the squares with foam tape squares.
using cardstock scraps on handmade cards
simple handmade card idea
Now what to do with all those extra little shapes, you ask?  I drew 3 straight lines on my card front and placed the hearts like they were strung on a string. No wasting! 
handmade valentine card idea using scraps
Hope this inspires you to pull out your mini dies and some scraps for your next card making session. 
Balloon card:  Astrobrights cardstock, sentiment from MFT stamps
Star card: Red and Blue Foil Cardstock, Sentiment from Hero Arts
Hearts card: Bazzill Card Shoppe, Stamp from Hero Arts
Square Infinity dies from Hero Arts
design team member kate

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  • Ellen MacBrayne

    Love these designs but I don’t have stamps and dies. I do have a Cricut. So I figured out how to create these cards with it using only cardstock and HTV vinyl. Love to send you a photo. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Sandy

    These are adorable. What a great way to use scraps. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing!

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