Got Paper Scraps? Put Them to Use To Make Something Cool!

 

I decided to participate in my first creative challenge over the weekend! The title of the challenge is "Do With What You've Got". . . that's what got my attention and was my deciding factor to participate.

 

Here's the current Virginia's View Challenge:

Virginia's View Challenge

 

Here's what I had looking at me. . . lots of scraps!

Scraps

 

These scraps of Moolight Desinger Paper were left after cutting for projects for my Open House!  (Does anyone else have trouble throwing away pretty paper. . . even if it's really small?)

 

These are the projects from my Open House. . . the card in front is the culprit!

Open House Projects

 

The pile scaps had been sitting there for nearly a week, I had to do it!  The paper pieces were only 1/2" x 6-1/2" and 1-1/8" x 2", so even though I had a lot of them, I didn't have very large pieces with which to work.

 

Here are the bookmarks/tags that I created using my scraps!  (The messages "You are a Wonderful Work of Art" were extras from a swap I participated in, so I didn't even have to stamp those!)

 

Bookmarks

 

Here's how I did the herringbone background . . .

The bookmark is 2" x 6" (cut from a 12"x 12" so I can get 12 from one sheet). 

  1. Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  2. Cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Stampin' Up!'s new Transfer Adhesive Sheet and apply it to the bottom of bookmark.
  3. Begin to apply strips to the adhesive as shown below.  (You can see where the adhesve ends as it's shiny.)

Bookmark herringbone
4.  Continue adding strips in this pattern until you've covered your desired surface.  (In this case to cover the adhesive!)

 

You have to come back to see my next post as I'll share tips for using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit that I used on the other bookmark. 

 

Stampin' Supplies:

 

I have absolutely no aspirations of winning. . . it was just fun to participate and put my scraps to use!

 

If you haven't had the chance to take a look yet, you'll want to check out the 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Catalog It's full of awesomeness!

 

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Gigueresiggy

6 Comments

  1. You are a pattern paper genius, Georgia!! Love how you used the scraps and turned them into something amazing like your tags! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia’s View Challenge! Hope to see more of your beautiful work!

  2. Had fun making a couple of these with you, Georgia. Even gifted one to a girlfriend who had the perfect use for it – to mark the spot in her son’s new lego book. Loved spending time with you.

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