Inundated with scraps of cardstock but can't seem to part with them? Put all of the scraps from your American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock Packs and more to good use! Here's my tip to make colorful backgrounds. I toss my scrap strips in a bin (nothing fancy, just something from the dollar store) right in front of my paper trimmer.
I only keep strips that are longer than 4 inches and are cut relatively straight. And don't worry if they are all different widths, that's even better! As I'm diecutting other shapes, I often trim down the cardstock into strips if there isn't enough to save.
Once the bin is full, sort your strips by color.
Next, take a thin piece of cardstock or printer paper (A2 card front size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and apply adhesive all over.
Start laying strips diagonally, vertically or horizontally, in whatever order you choose: rainbow, rainbow separated with black or white, or a color family (pink, teal, purple) Once the card is full, trim off the excess around the edges.
You can even try a white only sheet. I like to burnish the strips down with a bone folder just to make sure they stick.
Now you have a colorful background for a happy card! Here I embossed a daisy stamp on the rainbow cardstock with white embossing powder.
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Wow why didn’t I think of this, I do it all the time with my fabric strips when quilting. I make strip quilts using the same principle thank you.
I have so many scraps that I created a folder for each color and put them in a file drawer. Now I can find just the color I want.
Great ideas. Another suggestion, place
your scraps in sheet protectors and then
put them in a binder takes up less
space then a container.
Thanks great ideas for scraps for anyone
we all find it difficult to part with our
paper scraps or not. Like idea to store
like colors together in containers can
also store in sheet protectors and store
them in a binder would take up less
Great idea i have tons of scrapes i have saved!!
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