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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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447 thoughts on “Using Scraps for Cards + FREE GIFT”

  1. I really like both of the filigree dies, but the clustered leaves die would be more useful year round…so I guess that is my fave.

  2. Everything about this release is just awesome!! I am loving all the dies! Your cards are fabulous as always! I cdan’t hardly pick a favorite….can i go with two lol!! I love the cross die and I love the tiny sayings stamp set!!

  3. Bunny kisses stamp set is my favorite from this release. Sorry I didn’t read the post through the first time.Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

  4. I loved the previous video, and this one is amazing too. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful cards. My favorite product from this release is the sketched tulips.

  5. Beautiful cards! Too many lovely things in this new release to pick one favorite. I’m loving the floral cross, the leaves and peonies background stamps, the CD sentiments and the tiny words of faith, plus those gorgeous filigree dies for the heart and egg. It’s all amazing!!

  6. The “Floral Cross” is beautiful! To pick just one is difficult, as the “OUTLINE CLUSTERED LEAVES Wafer Die” would be nice to have also. TY for the great ideas for scraps.

  7. Your card with the outline leaves stamp is just SO PRETTY. It looks like it was very difficult to make, but as you have shown, it wasn’t. I adore cool colors, blues, purples & greens and this one just caught my eye. It is also a good way to recycle leftovers, which is helpful. I have a few other background stamps that this will work with. Thanks for another great idea!!

  8. Jennifer you always amaze me with your creative, out of the box ideas! I love this idea of using up those beautiful scraps for even more beautiful cards! Thank you for being so inspiring!

  9. Your cards are so full of joy ! My favourite product from this release are the Bunny Wishes and the Peeking animals ! Thanks for sharing.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

  10. Hmm 🤔 my favorite product in the new release would be the sentiment stamp sets , so many helpful/useful sayings to encourage and heal .

  11. Your cards are so beautiful ; and all that with scraps ! I just LOVE the die cut inlay card !
    Thanks for the very clear video with all those useful tips !
    Warm greetings from Belgium.

  12. It is really hard to choose one card. I especially love the card with the Outline Clustered Leaves Die and the colorful leaves put into the die. I also really like the card with the brightly colored sentiment strips about friends. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful cards and ideas!

  13. I, too, love using scraps…reminds me a bit of quilting. My family calls me a hoarder, as I don’t tend to throw anything out!

  14. Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for showing so many ways to make backgrounds with the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls.
    They came out beautiful and so a great idea using rulers and protractors to do it. The results were fantastic and those alcohol inks are so vibrant. I just bought a set of three and can’t wait to use them on my Yupo paper.
    Thanks again.

  15. Love that tulip die card and that leaves card. All so pretty with those Alcohol pearl ink. As always you make so pretty cards!

  16. Scraps look great with terrific products bringing them back to life again, bold sentiments, amazing floral and geometric dies.

  17. Love the tulip bouquet stamp set.
    I love this technique using scraps-now all I have to do is keep them away from my cat who loves to pull them out of the basket I store them in and chew on them !!

  18. I love these cards; especially the one using the ones using the Outline Leaves Background stamp. That just went on my wish list!

  19. Love the cards and the idea of using scraps…which I have a big box of….
    Love the bunny wishes and the Dahlia die!

  20. This release has so many great products that I couldn’t pick one favorite! My top 3 are the blossoming stamp set, the tiny words faith stamp set and the outline leaves background stamp!

  21. Oh my gosh Jennifer. You always come up with such great designs. I don’t know how you do it. I’ve been a fan of yours for over a decade. Such a sense of serenity came over me when I read your story so many years ago: leaving your career to pursue papercrafting. You continue to marvel. I don’t know how you do it. Who is YOUR muse?
    Julie

  22. You always provide amazing creations. Also most are relatively easy enough for those that do not have every product, but can still be inspired with your ideas, though would love to have everyone of these products. I love you you have done with the cross.

  23. I feel so vindicated in all my mini-scrap hoarding! Now I know what to do with them. Thank you so much for your videos; I find myself going back again and again to be reminded of techniques and general encouragement. You’re always a bright spot in my day.

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