Do you have tons of paper scraps just sitting there collecting dust?  So do I!!! It’s time to knock the dust off and make something beautiful with those paper scraps.  Hi! I’m Jill with Jill Cameron Creations, and we’re making a card using some of those paper scraps.

I wanted a pink card. That’s where this journey started. I’ve learned something over the years in crafting: there are tons of shades of pink (but not so many shades of purple).  And I have TONS of pink cardstock…scraps!!!  So, I gathered those scraps up and got busy cutting them up into thin strips.

I used my Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer.  I really like how it trimmed the tiny sliver of paper without ripping it.

Next, I needed to create a base to adhere the strips to so they would be stable.  Double-sided adhesive sheets work really well for this project.  The sheets I use are linked below.

Once I finished adhering all of the strips to the base, I trimmed off the excess with scissors.  Then, I die cut the panel to give that beautiful finished look.  This also serves the purpose of really making sure those strips are stuck down well to the panel.

I stamped, and heat embossed the beautiful heart from this month’s The Hedgehog Hollow Kit.  This heart is just beautifully detailed and looks fantastic simply heat embossed.  The sentiment is one of my favorites from MFT Stamps.

To finish off this card, I added some Nuvo Dream Drops in Fairy Wings.

Here are some additional ideas for using paper scraps on your cards:

  • Use a single strip along the edge to add a pop of color or contrast
  • Create a rainbow
  • Create a monochromatic fade from light to dark or dark to light

Thank you so much for joining me today! Don’t forget to get your kit over in The Hedgehog Hollow Shop.

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