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Let’s start a revolution – simple paper scraps cardmaking!  Yes, let’s use up those bits and pieces we’ve been hoarding – Ahem, saving 😉 – for a rainy day.  That day has now arrived!  

Small 3x3 cards like this sweet one today are fast, fun and use up lots of little bits.  Grab your Stampin’ Trimmer and Tree Builder punch and let’s make it together.

simple paper scraps card making ideas

Isn’t is cute?  And it will take you no time to get a bunch of these crafted and ready to pop in the mail with some leftover paper scraps and pretty white organza ribbon.  

Almost everything on my card is retiring.  😯  Well, everything except the Everyday Label punch and Whisper White cardstock and 3x3 envelopes.  

  • the paper colours (Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip)
  • the designer series paper (Coffee Break)
  • and the punch (Tree Builder)

have been in Stampin’ Up!’s line-up for awhile.  And now it’s time to say sayanore!  So if you need to pick them up, now’s your chance!

simple paper scraps card making ideas

Simple Paper Scraps Cardmaking 


  • Island Indigo – 3” x 6”, scored at 3”, scrap
  • Chocolate Chip – scrap at least 2 1/2” x 1 1/2”
  • Whisper White –  piece 3/8” x 1 1/2”, scrap about 2” x 3”
  • Coffee Break designer series paper, scrap 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” and piece 1 1/2” x 3 1/4”
  • 1/4” White Organza ribbon – about 9” long


  1. Punch label from Whisper White card scrap and set aside
  2. Insert small piece of Island Indigo into Tree Builder punch where bird is and punch (TIP1: if you insert the corner only, you can get just the bird punched out without all the other pieces.)
  3. Place Chocolate Chip piece into bottom of Tree Builder punch and punch out tree (TIP2: use a longer, narrower strip of paper and insert all the way to the bottom of the punch and extending out both sides to avoid punching all the other bits.)
  4. Glue tree to middle of label and affix bird to left branch with half a mini dimensional.
  5. Glue patterned paper to front of folded card.
  6. Stamp greeting in Island Indigo ink on small strip of Whisper White.  Cut banner end on right with Paper Snips and glue to top left along edge of designer paper.
  7. Wrap ribbon around bottom of card and tie a bow on left side.
  8. Attach label to bottom right with dimensionals.

simple paper scraps card making ideas

For little cards like this, I love to decorate the envelope to match.  Here’s how:

  1. Run SNAIL around the outside envelope flap
  2. Line up the left edge of your patterned paper with the left edge and fold of the flap and adhere in place.
  3. Open flap and turn upside down and trim excess patterned paper away.

Voila!  A darling little card in minutes!

To get any of these retiring items for simple paper scraps cardmaking like this, simply click on the image below to order from me.  I so appreciate your placing an order with me.  And check out if you qualify for my free bonus gift this month too!

simple paper scraps card making ideas

Now you’ve got started hauling out those scraps you’ve been saving for months – or years – you’ll find all kinds of ways to use them.  I’ll bet you’ll also like this pop-up card and video for creating with leftover patterned paper scraps.

You can’t deny simple paper scraps card making is fun – and I promise, you’ll feel wonderful after you’ve purged (😃) and used up some of that stash you’ve been collecting!

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