Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Use those scraps!

I know I've posted about scraps before.

I just can't seem to part with leftover bits of paper unless they're smaller than my smallest punch.

Well, because of that minor quirk I have lots and LOTS of scraps.

So I made some 3x3 note cards:

 Cut your scraps into one inch squares.
Punch two opposing corners with a corner rounder
and arrange like so:

 (I've seen this pattern everywhere and really wanted to try it. So easy!)

I know what you're thinking.
"Yes, Melissa, those are cute. But what would I do with them?"

Little thank you notes.
Attach to a gift for a baby or wedding shower.
Use them on a layout for hidden journaling.
Birthday gift tags.
Party Invites.

So, pretty much anything you'd use a bigger card for.
These are just "fun sized".

Oh! And the envelopes?

Easy to make, too. If you have a Martha Stewart scoring board
(if you don't have one, you should probably get one)
you'll score a piece of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 paper at 2 1/4 on all sides.
Using the envelope template, of course, so your paper is on the diagonal.

Fold up and seal.
Use that ugly paper that's been sitting in your scraproom for 6 years to make the envelopes.
Since you know you can't throw that stuff away either!


  1. Oh My - what an awesome idea - I have tons of scraps! TFS

  2. LOVE this!!! I did just see this pattern, and thought it would make a great background ... it's wonderful as a centerpiece as well!! :)

    And THANK YOU again, you're a doll!!!

  3. These are fantastic cards! Cards are one of my favorite things to use up scraps on.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great rest of the week!

  4. I love this. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Pinning this :)



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