Get scrap happy - Fun ways to use your leftover scraps.

Get scrap happy - Fun ways to use your leftover scraps.

Julie Heyer Julie Heyer

It's time to get "scrap happy" with Julie and Lisa! Sit back and enjoy a myriad of fun techniques made with leftover bits and pieces from your Club Scrap projects.

Scrap Happy Techniques

Paper Strips Plaid

This is my all-time favorite technique to repurpose scraps.

Scrap Happy Paper Strips Plaid Woodland Christmas Card

First, trim scraps in a variety of colors into 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8" wide strips. Each strip must be long enough to fit diagonally across a 3-1/2x4-3/4" base panel.

Next, apply Bookbinding Glue to the back of one 3/4" wide strip and adhere diagonally across the base panel. Place a grid ruler over the strip so the edge is aligned with the 3/4" mark to ensure proper spacing.

Continue to add strips every 3/4" - repeating the process until the panel is covered, as shown below.

Flip the panel to the back side. Trim any excess paper extending beyond the edges of the panel with scissors.

Add layers of strips in each size/color until the desired effect is achieved.

To add a bit of shine, finish the plaid panel with silver Dazzles.

Utilize the plaid panel as a focal point for a special greeting card.

I shared this card made with the Christmas In The Neighborhood Special Release collection in December 2020...

...and another with the Rainy Day collection in February 2021.

Paper Strip Flags

Lisa created the card below with paper strips from the Christmas Legacy collection. To achieve this look, trim a small triangle shape from one short side of each strip to create a flag (or banner) shape.

Scrappy Stripes

This card was made with scraps from the Woodland Christmas (2021 special release) collection. The alternating white and red 1/4" strips are reminiscent a festive candy cane.

I created the card below with a similar technique several years ago featuring the Pacific Northwest collection.

Scrap Happy Pacific Northwest Scrappy Stripes card

Floating Strips

These Fairytale cards were so much fun to make! Visit my blog post for details on how they were created.

Floating Herringbone

This is a variation of the Floating Strips technique featuring the Let It Bee collection.

This version features wider strips that really showcase Tropicale stamped images.

Paper Argyle

I created several cards featuring this technique with the Sprouts collection.

What is your favorite way to use scraps in your artwork? We hope you will try one or more of the fun techniques shared here. If you do, we invite you to share your creations with us on the Club Scrap Chat Group on Facebook. Not a group member yet? Simply answer a few questions and your request will be processed in no time!

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