Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Way To Use Your Scraps~

Morning Bloggers!

This week over at Whimsical Wednesdays the challenge is to use your scraps
So I wanted to share another way you can use all your small scraps to create.

I have a very hard time throwing out any designer paper so I am always left with strips that are too small to cut with yet too big to throw away. I'm sure there are some of these in your piles :)

What I did was pick out some coordinating paper
I thought I would make a Christmas card since I have to start making my cards and it is Christmas in July all over Blogging World!

I cut my strips into 1 x 1 inch squares

And attached them to a Shipping Label to make a patchwork design.
Your completed patchwork is now ready to cut and I do have to say even though it is thicker it still cuts great with the cricut

Here is my completed card!
I used Create a Critter for the tree and just hid the face.
I added it to a simple z fold card and stamped my sentiment in the upper corner.
Since it was alittle plain I added some Candi's to the corners in opposite colors.
I didn't want to add too much to take away from the patchwork tree.

There you have it~~ another fun and easy way to use up your scraps.
I hope you will join us over at Whimsical Wednesdays for this fun challenge.


  1. OMG that is so cool I love how it came out. What an inspiration, I have trouble throwing out paper too.
    Have a great day, stay cool.

  2. Awesome!!!! I love your patchwork tree! What a fantastic idea!!!! You may just be seeing a lot of these trees on cards between now and Christmas!! LOL :)

  3. This is too cute. I may have to give this a try for sure. Lots of patterned paper in my scraps.

  4. What a super clever idea!! I love this!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!


  5. Very pretty! Great idea for scrap papers and yes, I have plenty! Hope I have time to play along!

  6. Another great patchwork creation, Jessica! Love it! I tried this technique when you shared it back in April -- I made an Easter bunny using my scraps. It's an excellent way to use all those little pieces up, but does take a little time.--Pat

  7. That's so awesome, I keep all the really small papers too, thanks for sharing such a brilliant idea, I for one will be using it for sure... :0)
    Claudia W.

  8. Hi Jessica! Love your idea using scraps. Very creative and useful. I have an award for you at my blog.
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. OMG...this is amazing. Love the patchwork tree. So creative, and I love the warm feel the patchwork gives a card. I have never seen anything like this before Jess..gee this really is cool. As I was reading your post I immediatly thought this would be a great way to use the post it paper. You could apply all the pattern paper to the sticky side of the paper and then cut away! Super cool, I am going to have to try this out. You totally need to link this up at WW...I did not see it over there.

  10. Very COOL! I just love your idea:)

  11. love it! I really need to get some of these nice big shipping labels so I can try this!

  12. What an awesome idea and a great way to use scrap paper! Love your patchwork creative:)
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com