Making A Card From Your Paper Scraps

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Making A Card From Your Paper Scraps

Come October, with the holiday season looming in front of me, I always find myself needing a few last-minute cards. The more I have on hand, the better.

I am basically a scrapbooker and I love using the leftover papers to make my cards. One of my favorite ways to use up my patterned paper scraps is to make cards based on a grid formation. I trim small pieces of paper to the same size, either small rectangles as I have done here, or small squares if you so choose to. Try using leftover paper of the same theme, as they are sure to coordinate and look good together.

Form your card base from cardstock, and then adhere these little rectangles (using foam tape, to add some dimension) to form a grid on the card front. At the bottom, remove a rectangle, and add a punched shape, like the raven here, with a card sentiment.

Simple idea, but a great way to finish up all those paper bits! I hope you give it a try!