Paper Scraps for cards

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Featured, Greeting Cards, Promotions, video | 0 comments

If you have a ton of paper scraps (like me!), here’s a fun way to create a colorful background for cards đŸ™‚


Use paper scraps for your cards

(This card was inspired by Nancy Amato at )

I kept this card pretty simple since there’s a LOT going on in the background with all the patterns and bright colors from the “Sweet Taffy” Designer Series Paper.  It’s SUPER easy to create the “sunburst” pattern:

  1. Cut 6 strips to 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  2. Cut the strips from one corner to the opposite to create long, thin triangles
  3. Add adhesive to completely cover scrap cardstock (3″ x 5″)
  4. Start at the bottom center and add the first piece with the smallest point at the bottom
  5. Continue adding strips, one next to the other, until the background is completely covered
  6. Turn over and trim off all the excess paper
  7. Layer to Whisper White cardstock (3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″)
  8. Layer to Tempting Turquoise cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″) with Dimensionals
  9. Stamp the greeting in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White cardstock and die-cut with the Deco Labels Framelits
  10. Add greeting to the card with Dimensionals (single layer of Dimensionals at the top and double layer at the bottom)

Stampin’ Up! has recently announced their retiring products and I am determined to use up most of my pretty designer series papers before the new catalog is release on June 3rd.  Don’t you think this is a great way to use paper scraps for cards?

Here are the supplies for this project:


You can also watch a video tutorial from my KeenanKreations YouTube channel:

The retirement lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type. Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

Stampin’ Up! has also announced a few price increases in the new catalog coming out June 3rd:

  • Ink pads and refills: Our last price increase for ink pads and refills was in 2009. Over time, our costs have gone up, resulting in a small price increase.
  • Extra-large punches: Our punch supplier increased our cost on some of our punches, necessitating a price increase on our largest punch-body style.
  • Big Shot, cutting pads, and crease pads: Our supplier has raised their prices, and we’ve adjusted our prices to be in line with those changes.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s project showing you how to use paper scraps for your cards đŸ™‚


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