General Cards

Making the Most of Your Scraps

If you don’t know me or haven’t been to my little crafting space in my house is that I am a paper hoarder….but a neat one.  I don’t have paper scraps from my card projects all over my house, they are neatly contained and filed by color.  It’s like looking at a rainbow everyday.


Before I start a new card, I always check my scraps to see if I have a piece I can use before I cut into a new piece of cardstock.  I keep my scraps in page protectors.  They are inexpensive, they keep my scraps contained….and they are see through, so I can see what I have without dumping them all over my desk.


When I saw the Scrappy Strips Card by Bruno Bertucci (and his wife Kylie), I knew i had to try it.  You can watch his video here – HERE.

I decided to make my card with the colors of the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors: Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove.  They are bright and fun colors and thought they’d make a fun and cheerful card. The first card I made, I used a white background


The basic premise is to take you scrap pieces and cut them into strips….but not by cutting straight down, but by slightly angling the cardstock before you cut it so that the strips are wider at one one and skinner at the other.  Then all you need ot do is start laying them out and adhering them to a base piece of cardstock.

But the card I first saw had a black background, so I made the same card again and used a pice of Basic Black Cardstock as the base.  And I changed the base card to Pineapple Punch Cardstock.


And boy…..did that make the colors pop!  Here are the two cards side by side.  Which one is your favorite?


If you would like to make this card, these are the basic supplies that you will need.

  • An assortment of cardstock scraps in a variety of colors.  Pick your favorites or go with a color group.  I used 5 different colors in my cards, but you could use two colors….or just keep using different colors until you have covered all the space.
  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2’; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Basic Black Cardstock – Cut two pieces 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” (inside)
  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock – Cut 4” x 3/4” (stamp sentiment & notch the right end)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Snail or Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals

You do not have to use solid color cardstock on this card, it look equally as fabulous when made with  the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  The patterns on this paper are all muted shades of green – Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, and Mossy Meadow.


And there you have it….a completely different look!  My challenge to you is to find scraps of paper —cardstock, Desginer Series Paper or a combination and make this card!  I know you have some!  You’ll be glad you did!

Happy Stamping!



Stampin’ Up! has revealed the list of products that will be retiring from the 2020 Mini Catalog on May 31st and from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog on June 2nd.  Although the official date for the annual catalog is June 2nd….with the exception of Stamp sets which are guaranteed to be available until May 22nd, everything else on the retirement list is available only while supplies last!  Many items, especially the 2018-2020 In-Colors will go quickly.  That includes papers, cardstock, ink, re-inkers, markers, Stampin’ Blends, ribbon and embellishments.  So do not delay if those items are on your list.  There are also quite a few items that are discounted…so you can save anywhere from 10% to 60% on select items.

Update:  The May Paper Pumpkin Kit has SOLD OUT!


Paper Pumpkin Kits are becoming increasingly more popular and this month’s kit was no exception!  The kit has sold out and you can no longer place an order for the May kit.  BUT…mark your calendars for May 11th…the is the first day that you will be able to order the JUNE kit.  Consider ordering early so you don’t miss out!  Remember… May 11th is the first day  to order June’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!  You can get more information or Sign up HERE.

With COVID-19 keeping everyone “socially distant” , now is the perfect time to purchase crafting supplies and have them delivered right to your door!  It has been proven that crafting…whether it be papercrafting or some other type, is a great stress reliever.   Plus while you are staying at home, it will give you something to help fill your time (and other family members)  by making cards to send to family, friends and neighbors to cheer them up!  Everyone loves happy mail!

2BD138C8-16CD-4D80-AC8D-F97D31008CA4Are you ready to shop?   If you would like to place an order, please click on HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my April Host Code: MZU3CMRE and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.

If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of April, I will send you a package of Pearl Basic Jewels as a thank you from me!

If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.  Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your package of Pearl Basic Jewels from me! 

Need Help Placing an Order?  please contact me at and I will be  happy to assist you!

These are the products that I used to make today’s card.  Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Store where you can purchase these items or get more product information.

Paper Snips


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