What to do with Paper Scraps and Stickers + Blog Hop!

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I always get asked the question of what do I do with pattern paper scraps and stickers that are in card kits. Simon Says Stamp’s October 2020 kit has a gorgeous collection of Simple Stories Cozy Days papers and PinkFresh Studio Puffy Alpha Stickers. These paired together perfectly and also help use up the small bits of paper I have leftover from the kit.

I cut up scraps of the paper into little strips and arranged them into a custom pattern. Then I used a piece of the Burnt Orange cardstock (also in the kit) and cut it from Simon’s Large Stitched Maple die. The die is not in the kit; if you don’t have it, you could just as easily make this same card by cutting a different shape from the cardstock, such as a heart, circle, etc.

On the leaf are the PinkFresh Studio Alpha Stickers. I spelled out both the words “thanks” and “hello”. I added supporting sentiments from a previous card kit stamp set, Kind Flowers. The gold embossing I did for those greetings match beautifully with the gold accents on the stickers.

I hope you will watch the video at the top of this post. You could interpret this design into other themes and colors simply by changing the paper and die cut shape in the middle!

SUPPLIES MENTIONED

Simon Says Clear Stamps KIND FLOWERS…
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE STITCHED MAPLE…
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PinkFresh Studio MY FAVORITE STORY…
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Simple Stories COZY DAYS 6 x 8 Paper…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts MISTI MINI BLACK MT310
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
[ SSS ]

THE HOP DETAILS

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49 Responses

  1. Avatar Lagene says:

    AWESOME creations, I love the use of all the designer paper strips!

  2. Avatar Rachel says:

    I can never bear to throw away even small scraps of paper & so always looking for new ways to use them 😉. Love that the large leaf “anchors” the title against the busier background

  3. Avatar Cyndi Morris says:

    I tend to hold onto scraps of paper (patterned and plain), but I never use them. You’ve definitely inspired me.

  4. Avatar Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful! You are so creative and talented. 💜

  5. Avatar Karyn K Siemering says:

    Love this Nina!!!

  6. Avatar Lori Spitzer says:

    Nina,
    Great job!! You’ve inspired me to do the same type of card TODAY. I can do these right away and get rid of a bunch of leftovers to make really pretty things. Thank you SO much for an easy, approachable task and a video to boot. You’ve made me feel empowered, which is a real trick for a public schoolteacher these days. YOU ROCK!
    Lori in PA

  7. Avatar Lori Spitzer says:

    Nina,
    Great job!! You’ve inspired me to do the same type of card TODAY. I can do these right away and get rid of a bunch of leftovers to make really pretty things. Thank you SO much for an easy, approachable task and a video to boot. You’ve made me feel empowered, which is a real trick for a public schoolteacher these days. YOU ROCK!

  8. Avatar Miesje Flach says:

    What a great idea – I never have enough ideas of what to do with the beautiful patterned paper that have i accumulated. Thank you

  9. Avatar Tammy L Davis says:

    This card is gorgeous! I do keep every little piece of my scraps! What a wonderful way to use them!

  10. Avatar Dena Hughes says:

    Love these bright, cheerful cards. Very helpful!

  11. Avatar Andre M. says:

    Fab easy design, thanks for sharing.

  12. What a fun design, on both cards!

  13. Avatar Joanne Travis says:

    So cute and creative! I never throw any scraps away and this is a beautiful way to use them. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Avatar Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh, what cute papers you used behind the gorgeous leaf. They are so happy!

  15. Avatar Linda Price says:

    Such a cute card, and so fall…you could turn this into other cards with different colors, dies, etc. Always appreciate ways to use up scraps!

  16. Avatar Denise Ward says:

    Great tip for adding fun color to a design as well as making productive use of leftover scraps! I love the leaf die from SSS and I think it makes the perfect focal feature!

  17. Avatar DebbieC says:

    Great card. I save all my leftover scrap strips just in case and this video is my just in case inspiration.

  18. Avatar Lisa M Byers says:

    I love how colorful and creative these cards look!! What a beautiful design!!

  19. Creative use of scraps for strips in the wonderful background.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  20. Avatar Yvonne Boucher says:

    Great tutorial, Nina….as always, very creative and inspiring!

  21. Very beautiful! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  22. Avatar Kathy Anderson says:

    I love using up my scraps!

  23. Avatar Maureen Reiss says:

    Thanks for the Awesome ideas!!! Love these cards!!!

  24. Avatar Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Great use of scraps, I have so many.

  25. Avatar Judy Inukai says:

    What a great way to use scraps. I really like the maple leaf die. Thanks for the inspiration.

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