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Using Scraps for Cards + FREE GIFT

Hi once again! I am back to share cards that I created using lots of colorful scraps. These scraps are left over from yesterday’s video… but these tips and designs can be used with any leftovers.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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All the colorful pieces I use today are leftover from the cards I made in THIS video with Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls and Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper. And today’s techniques could be done with patterned paper, ink blended, stamped… ANY kind of scraps.

My first example shows using a die cut inlay technique with colorful scraps and the Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves Die. I added a sentiment created with the Simon Says Stamp Big Friend Dies and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith Stamp Set.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see both the dimension and shine…

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also find scraps are fun to use for sentiment strips. This card was inspired by a card I made in THIS video… but this time with leftover colored pieces. I again used the Simon Says Stamp Big Friend Dies… and added multiple sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design You Got This Stamp Set.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Some strips use foam adhesive and some are adhered directly to the card.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next example just shows that you can use strips to create a simple card. This design works great for any scraps – even with busy patterns.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design You Got This Stamp Set is fun because you can get a coordinating die to cut it out. LOVE!

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another examples using scraps for a background. This time I completely covered the background to create unique look. I recommend this style if all your scraps look good together… not just random ones.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a stacked Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Cross die cut and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith sentiment.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

A fun way to use a larger scrap on a card is to stamp across it and a notecard to make a continuous pattern. This makes the scrap look like it was made just for that card. And I am really liking this Simon Says Stamp Outline Leaves Stamp!

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a stacked Simon Says Stamp I Adore You die cut for the sentiment. Sweet and simple.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also enjoy using scraps to do paper piecing of stamped images. This card showcases the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Tulip Bouquet Stamp Set and Simon Says Stamp Outline Leaves Stamp.

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Loving that texture…

Using Scraps on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP + FREE GIFT

Today I am thrilled to hopping along from blog to blog to celebrate the new Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release. I used many of the products today… and also in yesterday’s video. You can find all the new goodness HERE.

Also – to celebrate the new release – Simon Says Stamp is giving a FREE Lucky To Know You Die with any purchase! Use the code “FRBLM89” through 3/10/19 to get yours. Shop HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my bestie Kristina Werner! You can also start at the beginning of the hop on the SSS blog. Also, this is Day 1 of a 2-day hop. So be sure to hop again tomorrow!

GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/8/19 telling me your favorite product from this new release. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner will be announced on the SSS blog.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Simon Says Stamp branded products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Smooth Alcohol Ink Background Video
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Simon Says Stamp Sketch Tulip Bouquet…
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Leaves Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Design You Got…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Design You Got…
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Cross…
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Simon Says Stamp I Adore You Die
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered…
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Simon Says Stamp Big Friend Dies
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Alcohol Pearls
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Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper
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VersaMark Ink
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VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Stick It Adhesive Sheets
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Gina K Connect Glue
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White Craft Foam
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3M Foam Adhesive
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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Tim Holtz Trimmer
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Fiskars Easy Action Snips
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448 thoughts on “Using Scraps for Cards + FREE GIFT”

  1. Oh my Jennifer, you come up with the best ideas. Love the colourful strips that make up a gorgeous card. Thanks for continually providing us with great techniques and ideas.

  2. This new release is just super! There are so many things already on my wish list…..the list continues to grow as I see all that you guys are producing……lovely….just lovely.

  3. Your cards are so pretty! I love all of your ideas for using leftover scraps. 🙂 Bunny Wishes is my favorite stamp set from this release. I just love that bunny with the egg balloons. 🙂

  4. I love how you used your scraps, especially with the big leaves die (Which was my favorite in a previous release). My new favorite is the Outline floral cross. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Such beautiful cards. I love cards like this that use up my scraps. I think my favorite from this release is that outline leaf background stamp. So versatile. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  6. Love everything you make Jennifer. I am a huge YouTube follower. These are amazing I love how bright and happy each card is. Thanks is not enough but you have helped me get through a very tough year. Thanks for creating and keeping up with good fight. Godspeed to you and yours.

  7. Your always the best to give ideas and inspiration.
    You create so wonderful and gorgeous cards and that’s why I’m a great fan of you. Many greetings from Germany.

  8. Thank you so much for inspiring me to use the numerous boxes of scrap paper that I’ve from years of stamping, etc. Your video is fantastic, and your cards always so eye-catching!

  9. So hard to choose a favorite! I do love the outline leaves background stamp. Your cards are all beautiful! LOVE the spring colors!

  10. I’m ready for spring and this release isn’t making it any easier! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

  11. So much for my thought of not hanging onto my smaller scraps – your cards are beautiful! What a great use of small scraps and thank you for the great techniques.

  12. Striking and beautiful. Another great use for your scraps. Thank you for always sharing your wonderful talents.

  13. Wow! Jennifer has set the bar pretty high! Who else could turn SCRAPS into such colorful, sensational cards?!? They are gorgeous and really showcase well the word sentiments and dies from this new release! Great job!

  14. Great cards. So cheerful and pretty. I am always looking for new ways to use my scraps. I love the Outline Cluster Leaves die utilizing scraps. I have already ordered the tiny Words of Faith and the Pretty Peonies Background stamps. There are several others I would love to have as well.

  15. Your scraps videos are always inspiring Jennifer. I still have some of my panels created from rainbow scrap cardstock from a few years back. They add such a fun addition to a card. So I shall be delving through again today! Your cards are stunning. The leaves die card is amazing, so pretty, I’m waiting for a sale so I can buy that die 😍. Thanks as always for the brilliant video. Xxx

  16. Great ideas. JENNIFER!!! I always keep my scraps. But sometimes wonder why. Thanks for giving me a fantastic idea!!

  17. Such a fun and fabulous way to use up those scraps, Jennifer.
    There are some amazing products in this new release, but for me, the geometric background builder set and the leaf background stamp really stood out.

  18. The tulip, so simple with great impact especially the way you used it with the variegated scraps! The “You Got This” stamp set is a good one. I like flowers but finding sentiments I like is much harder.

  19. I love all your cards. Such beautiful color. You definitely know how to use up all the leftovers. Thanks for just EVERYTHING!

  20. Thank you for your wonderful examples with ‘scraps’. I too save everything, too much at times, but this will give me plenty of ideas to use them up. My favourites from this release would have to be the simple but elegant die cuts, as
    they are so versatile and can be used in so many ways. Thank you for sharing Jennifer.
    T x

  21. I loved the card with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered leaves die so I bought the die. I cannot get it to cut the entire image out completely. Any tips? I have tried different card stock and running it through twice and then multiple times…still not cutting completely. Help!

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