I personally use these 6″ x 6″ Storage Pockets to store my scraps until I need them. I insert these smaller pockets into Paper Storage Pockets that holds the 12″ x 12″ papers. These help me keep my papers organized. I love them!
2. Use Punches and Dies
Punches and dies are great tools for cutting shapes and designs out of your paper scraps. You can use them to create borders, frames, and embellishments for your cards.
3. Layer Your Scraps
Layering your paper scraps can add depth and dimension to your cards. You can use foam adhesive or double-sided tape to adhere your layers together. The Texture Chic Designer Paper has a variety of patterns that could be layered together to create interesting designs.
4. Use a Paper Trimmer
A paper trimmer can make it easier to cut your scraps into the size and shape you need for your card. It can also help you create straight edges and clean cuts.
5. Emboss Your Scraps
You can run your scraps in an embossing folder using a die-cutting machine to add some texture and interest to your cards.
6. Stamp on Your Scraps
Stamping on your scraps can add a personalized touch to your cards. The Flowering Tulips stamp set has a variety of images that can be stamped onto your smaller pieces. Use different ink colors to create a variety of looks.
Here I used the circular Thank You sentiment from Flowering Tulips. I embossed it in white on the black circle to coordinate with the black cardstock peeking through the strips of paper.
7. Use Embellishments
Embellishments like sequins, rhinestones, and ribbon can add a finishing touch to your cards. You can use them to add sparkle, texture, and interest to your designs.
Making beautiful cards with paper scraps can be a fun and creative way to use up your paper stash. Experiment with different techniques and have fun creating unique and personalized cards.
Here's another example of a way you can use paper pieces to make cards.6