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Monday, 30 July 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Using Scraps

This week's challenge at Heart to Heart is Scrap Angels....using your scraps.  I created a card from the scraps of my Cruising paper pack (which is as of just a couple of days ago, no longer available).

I created the pattern using strips of left over paper.  I forgot to take pictures while I was working on it to make this easier to explain, but I'll try.

Start with a piece of plain cardstock (it won't be seen, so even a piece that has a "messed up" stamping attempt on it will work.  Cut that piece to the size that you want the patterned piece to be in the end.  If you have a zyron sticker maker large enough you can run it through to make one side sticky (which makes the whole project faster) or you can do what I did and just use glue.

In my example I started with three red strips, one is mostly under the circle.  Put one across the project and then the other two at right angles to it, one on either side.  Now you just need to continue building up the pattern using your strips of paper.

There are so many ways to do this, you can use different sized strips, like I did, or you can make all your strips the same size.  You can be totally random with what strips you choose or you can choose to do each layer in the same paper, like I did.  You can also substitute ribbon or even a stripe of glitter or pearls for one of the strips.  So many options!!!!

Get out your scraps and have fun creating!!!  I'd love to see what you create, so don't forget to post your creations on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, just remember to mostly use CTMH products and to mention our challenge blog in your post.


  1. very nice card, I really like the paper piecing

  2. I really like the idea of using a Xyron to adhere the strips! This is so nice and using the papers from the one B&T set just shows how they ALL coordinate nicely together! TFS!

  3. Cool card, and a really neat way of using up scraps. Such a unique look! Thanks for sharing how you did it too!