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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tip Tuesday ~ Scraps

Please scroll down for my Die Cuttin' Diva Design Team card.

Good Morning!
Welcome to Tip Tuesday.

Today is an exciting day...it is my first time posting at Tip Tuesday for Creative Cutter Room. I would like to share a quick and easy tip on how to use those scraps that have been accumulating.











First, gather a pile of your scraps and spread them out on an open space. Then pick the color theme you would like to work with. I selected pastels since Spring is approaching.
Use your paper trimmer to cut square and rectangular pieces, which will be used to create a mosiac background. I love this technique since no two cards will look alike. 
Place the pieces on your card base or layout to create an appealing background. Once you are content with the pattern, you will adhere each piece.
 Add your die-cut or image and any extra embellishments.
Don't forget the envelope! You can use strips of scraps to create a peek-a-boo effect. The recipient will get a peek at what the card will look like inside.    

Looking forward to seeing your projects that you make using scraps. 

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tip on using scraps! The card made using scraps is beautiful!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. great tip!!!
    I have a whole bin of scraps...I hate throwing them out :(
    Love this idea!
    TFS

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  3. Great idea! I just love the end result! You picked such pretty colours!
    Tara

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  4. Great tip! Sometimes I find that just piling the paper up and spreading it a bit like in your one photo is inspiring because you see things that go well together that you wouldn't normally think go together. I haven't done a patchwork background in forever!

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  5. Awesome tip and I love the card!! The bg, the house and those butterflies! :)

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  6. wow beautiful card with all of those scraps.love the birdhouse and pastel colors.tfs

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  7. Great card! I love the tip...awesome job!! I am inspired to break out the scraps...Thanks G.
    Cathie

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  8. TY so much for the tip! The card is beautiful! And I love the colors!

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  9. What a great tip on how to use scraps.... Your card turned out so pretty

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  10. Fantastic tip Georgiana! Your card came together so very pretty, love those pastel colors. I have so many scraps that I really want to try making one. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  11. This is so awesome, Georgiana!! I have drawers and drawers full of scraps that I need to use...I LOVE the look of this!! I will definitely be trying this!! Gorgeous card!!

    Thank you so much for entering and posting my giveaway!! I appreciate it so much :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Georgiana this is a wonderful idea thank you so much for sharing this!

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  13. Love your tip on scraps. I have tons of scraps, I will have to give this a try. Love your birdhouse.
    Cindy Lou

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  14. That is so awesome!! Love the Idea.. I have a lot of scraps.
    LisaO

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  15. I have been storing all my scraps ever since I started using my cricut BUT NEVER thought of using my scraps like this hehe thanks so much!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  16. I just saw this post G. Wow, I love what you did with your scraps. Very nice. It inspires me to use mine! I have so many. Great job--Pat

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  17. Love how you have created the house-- awesome creativity!
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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