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

If the video does not display, please click here to watch on my YouTube channel. This video is also part of a blog hop and you can find the hop details at the bottom of this post. 

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!


Simon Says Clear Stamps KIND FLOWERS…
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Simple Stories COZY DAYS 6 x 8 Paper…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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49 Responses

  1. Avatar Barbara Heinly says:

    Inspiring idea on how to use paper scraps and a great card.

  2. Avatar Vicki K says:

    Both cards are so pretty with all the Fall colors and the orange leaf tops it all off.

  3. Avatar Jamie Yates Mastin says:

    I have so many pattern paper scraps, and I’m always looking for ways to use them. This is a new version of an old song, and feels fresh – love it! Thanks!

  4. Avatar SueB says:

    Great idea to use up scraps.

  5. Avatar Kathy Baids says:

    Love the idea of using up your scraps! Cute card!

  6. Avatar tina z says:

    wow, so beautiful!

  7. Avatar Debbie Rumpza says:

    Adorable, Nina. I love the way you used the paper in stripes.

  8. Avatar Cheriese H says:

    Love the custom pattern background!!

  9. Avatar Beth Merrill says:

    I always appreciate ideas to extend the life of my supplies. These are beautiful and fun card designs!

  10. Avatar Sue D says:

    Great way to use up leftover strips–very pretty.

  11. Avatar Sandra Bonagura says:

    very fun – love all the colors!

  12. Avatar Karen F says:

    Very cute cards! You could use this technique to make gift tags also!!

  13. Avatar ReNae Allen says:

    You are always so creative and you always inspire me!

  14. Avatar Karen L Campbell says:

    so festive with fall colors..Thank you for sharing

  15. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    Love the way you used the scraps!

  16. Avatar Janet Durbin says:

    Always looking for a way to use my scraps, this is a great idea!

  17. Avatar Maria Cone says:

    What an excellent project! Love the use of the scraps!

  18. I love how you used your scraps to create a lovely card!

  19. Avatar Lindarub says:

    Love your use of scraps!

  20. Avatar Sandy says:

    Such a simple but cute idea. Always have scraps available!

  21. Avatar Michelle Hackett says:

    These are awesome, and a great idea for using scraps.

  22. Avatar Sheri Kempke says:

    Lovely cards–I always save my PP scraps, I will often use them inside the card as well.

  23. Avatar Paola Cubillo says:

    Adorable Card!!💕

  24. Avatar Barbara-Jean says:

    Such a clever, colorful idea!

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