Here’s a fun way of using paper scraps on a birthday card! The other day I cut into my Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and as scraps, I had these very narrow little scraps. They were at least several inches long. Normally, I would throw those small scraps away (yes, I would!) but being as this was brand new designer series paper from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, I hated to do that! But I couldn’t just leave the scraps laying around, so I decided to find a way to use them on a card. You can see another example on THIS POST.
This card was a little more complicated. I actually covered the front of the top card layer of Whisper White with all the little scraps. I laid them out in offset lines so it wouldn’t all be lined up perfectly. Some scraps I put down lower and some higher, which then necessitated cutting some strips of paper shorter to fit in the empty spaces. Instead of measuring and guessing how long to make the shorter strips to fit, just glue them on in the empty space and trim them off later along the edge of the Whisper White. Obviously you don’t want to adhere this layer to the card front until you have all the strips glued down. Mine is off a tiny bit in a spot or two. Perhaps you can cover yours, if that happens, with a greeting or some other embellishment.
The greeting is from the new stamp set Icing on the Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set. I die cut the greeting piece with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, the square shape, obviously, but you could use whichever shape you liked. For a little accent, I had to add the Glitter Enamel Dots.
Another thing you could do with this card is after you have all the strips applied to the card front, you could run it through the Big Shot inside an embossing folder, which would give it a quilt-like look! Try it and see!
Just have fun stamping and experimenting and see what you come up with! You don’t have to save all your paper scraps, but you might want to experiment with some once in awhile and see what unique creation you come up with. I’ve given you a way to use paper scraps on a birthday card, now it is your turn!