A couple of weeks ago, we discussed several ideas for using patterned paper and cardstock scraps in your creative projects.Here are yet more ideas on using what is in your stash to create cards, home decor, favors and even paintings with your patterned paper and card stock scraps.
This free form card was created by tearing strips of leftover coordinating papers and gluing them to a card base. Then I simply free formed stitched the background and added a fabric heart (die cut from an old black t-shirt) and added a rolled flower and sentiment.
And speaking of rolled flowers. Why not add some made from organza to small recycled bottles covered with patterned paper scraps to use as baby or wedding shower favors? Add an altered scrap booking embellishment created from an old gromment to the center for an interesting focal point.
Not sure how to create a rolled flower from ribbon or fabric strips? See this post on making rolled flowers for embellishing anything from cards to apparel.
Do you have junk mail and security lined envelopes? They make fantastic scraps for cards, layouts, art, etc. This mail themed card was created with paper punched security envelopes. Use your die cut stash to create interesting shapes as well. I used a mix of machine and hand sewing to create this junk mail card, perfect for many occasions.
And so what if you mixed security lined envelope scraps with patterned paper scraps to create a unique decor piece? This thrift store cabinet, purchased for a few bucks, makes a nice mantel decoration.
Cynthia wrote me to share how she incorporates patterned paper scraps into her art.
How do you use your patterned paper and card stock scraps? I would love to hear your ideas!
Live Life Creatively,