Want to know how to use paper scraps for card making?
Now before you start thinking, “yeah but they just won’t look that great”, be prepared to be WOWed!
Here’s a question for you. How many of you cut large sheets of patterned paper down and you’re left with little pieces? Like 1″ x 12″ or 2″ x 4″ or something like that?
And those little pieces jiggle around in your package and get dog eared and bent! Or worse! You throw them out!!
I’m not telling you to hoard paper – really 🤪 – but those remnants are perfect for cards like this one!
5 little scraps on some cardstock with a great greeting, some sponging and this is the result!
He’s the Man Specialty DSP
Maybe like you, I wasn’t so sure at first with this paper. But I have been converted! It’s just so darn easy to create with!
You get two each of 4 pieces with different patterns just for men. One for just about all guy activities (well, except sports perhaps). Whether he likes BBQ, is an office fella, enjoys cars, vintage or late model, or the great outdoors, there’s a paper here for him!
Then on top of that, did you notice the top left corner of that photo? You get two sheets jam-packed full of 40 punch out die cuts, That’s 80 in total. You can make all kinds of designs in no time. Here’s how I used just one on the inside of this card.
How could you use these die cuts?
- gathering the neighbour kids to make cards for Father’s Day?
- putting together card making kits for a sick friend to create for male birthdays or congrats?
- playing with friends and making designs for teacher thank you’s
So many possibilities. No need to have prior experience as a crafter – all you need to know is how to cut and paste!!
Let’s see how to make this card.
How to Use Paper Scraps for Card Making
Make this fella at home today.
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Early Espresso cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 1 1/8″ x 5″
- Soft Succulent cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Crumb Cake cardstock – two pieces 3 3/4″ x 5″
- He’s the Man DSP scraps – 1″ x 1″ in 5 different designs (times two if you want to decorate the envelope too)
Let’s Make It!
1.Glue the 1″ x 1″ pieces of DSP on the middle of the Early Espresso strip with liquid glue. Glue strip to the middle of the Crumb Cake panel. Stamp greeting below strip in Early Espresso ink.
2. Use a Blending Brush (or sponge dauber) and swirl Early Espresso ink all along the sides of the card. Glue panel to piece of Soft Succulent then to front of the folded card.
2. Add one Rustic Metallic Dot to right hand side of the card as shown.
3. For the inside, stamp the picture corner 4 times in Cajun Craze ink onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock. Add your choice of die cut with liquid glue and adhere to inside of card.
4. Optional: Glue the 5 1″x1″ pieces of DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla envelope and sponge around the edges with Early Espresso ink to “age” the paper.
Tadah! All done!
It’s Your Turn Card Maker!
You probably have lots of scraps that would look amazing with this design. Go get ’em and start creating.
Or if you like, click here to see all the supplies I used that you can pin, print or order from!
Another benefit of this card? It won’t cost extra postage!
Oh and don’t forget! With this how to use paper scraps for card making idea, it perfect for kids and ladies too – for so many themes and occasions!