Scrap-tastic Birthday Cards — Use scraps for a card and Don’t let your scraps go to waste!

Let’s be real. We all have scraps that we keep “just in case.” But they can pile up and be a bit… overwhelming. Use scraps for a card!

I’m trying to get in the habit of going through these colorful pieces once in a while and making a card or scrapbook page from the scraps. Being resourceful is an important part of being a crafter! Am I regular about doing this? Not. At. All.

But then I saw the Stamp Ink Paper challenge to Use Your Scraps and knew this was a great time to create something from my scraps.
birthday card in glitter blues created using hexagon punch and embossed textures


Easy steps to use scraps for a card:

With a few birthdays coming up this month, I needed to get a jump on making a few fun cards. I started digging through my blues scraps (I’m organized even with my scraps lol) and saw the tiny pieces of glitter paper. These just barely fit in my hexagon punch, but they fit! No waste, especially not with glitter paper!

I stamped and embossed some texture dots on a scrap of white cardstock. I made some silver and others blue glitter to add a bit of texture!

Blue sequins were sitting on my desk in case I smudged some ink or if the card needed some extra pizazz, but never felt like it needed it. I love bling, and this card had just the right amount!
birthday card in glitter blues created using hexagon punch and embossed textures

Tip: Think you made a mistake? Put a sequin over it!


If you want to see other ways to use and showcase your scraps, check out this Nautical Stamp a Stack from Scraps Tutorial, or this Patriotic Paper Pumpkin Alternative, or these Wildflower Cards Created from Leftovers, or this tutorial on using every bit of a paper pumpkin kit!

I’m going to go through my scraps again and try making this card in a few different color schemes. Will you go through your scraps and make a new project? I’d love to see what you decide to create from your scraps. 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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5 Responses

  1. Hi Laura, this is another great design and using a punch is a great way of using scraps. So glad you were able to join us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  2. Great idea for scraps, and I love that glitter paper such a beautiful colour x

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