Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time to get rid of all that Scrap pattern paper!

Since Cathie with the Creative Cutter Room is on her Creative Cutter Alaskan Adventure I thought I would  share a quick tip  with you!


I have lots of pattern paper scraps:



Since I make cards 99% of the time, I cut my pattern paper scraps to the size of my two top card layers for a size A2 card.

First layer is cut at 5 1/4 X 4:



Second layer is cut at 5 X 3 3/4:


Then I match colors together, use a border punch, add string, round the corners and adhere them together:


Then when I am ready to make a card I just pick a card base and I am ready to go!

You can also use this technique on a lay-out when making  photo mats!

Hope you enjoyed this quick tip!

16 comments:

  1. Great tip, I know I have alot of scraps like that. Thanks:)

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  2. I have a bunch of scraps and will be using this quick tip!!! TFS

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  3. Thanks for the tip! I am going to go through all my scraps and do alittle cutting!!
    TFS

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  4. Wow what a fantastic idea,... me too got loads and loads of scraps. .. hey sorry not been so much around lately, been so busy lately.. I sure have missed a lot after scrolling down a bit. Hugs xxx

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  5. Thanks for the fun little tutorial! Great idea. I'm never quite that organized though! LOL Maybe you have inspired me!

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  6. I watched this the other day and wanted to come back and comment! Blogger wouldn't let me comment then:( I really loved your idea and think maybe I could even use it even though I know you saw I don't do many cards! EEK:) May be this would help put together a card quickly!!!
    ~Kim

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  7. I have so many "little" scraps that I need to start making projects to use them up. I love the idea of having card bases ready to go. I actually have a few sitting around and need to finish them.

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  8. Great tip! I have noticed my scrap pile is getting out of hand lately!
    Tara

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  9. Great tips, thanks for sharing! My scrap piles (yes I have more then one!) are out of control so this would be perfect to get them organized!!

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  10. fantastic tip! time to organize mine too, just piling on my drawer. hehehe

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  11. What a good idea Carrie.. thanks for sharing it with us. hugs from ukaih

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  12. I love this idea, makes things so much easier. I would share where my scrap papers are, but I am too embarrassed lol eeek!!

    ~Sheena

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