Have you ever thought to pull out your paper pieces and cardstock scraps to make lovely cards? This DIY card idea is a clever way to use those paper scraps. Create these scrap cardstock backgrounds in advance and pull them out when you need them. It’s so easy and oh so lovely!

Paper Pieces & Cardstock Scraps to Turn into a Lovely Card


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I must say, this card made me happy. In fact, I showed it to Ginny who promptly confiscated it and took it to her dorm room. She just loved the bright colors and she said it reminded her of home. Aww, that girl is so sweet!


  • Daffodil Delight – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White –  4″ x 5 ¼”
            • Strips of cardstock in different widths – ⅛” to 1″
  • Basic Black – Die cut letters to spell HELLO
  • Melon Mambo – Small Blossom punch



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Wasn’t that a great technique? I loved how the card turned out and knowing I can put the strips on my card skiwampus or straight, either way makes a GREAT background on a card. Who knew there would finally be a technique for all those paper pieces and cardstock scraps that we all have! I don’t think we will look at them the same again.

Thank you so much for being here with me today my friends!

I am recovering well from my shoulder surgery last week. Sleeping is a challenge so the couch and lots of pillows have become my best friend. I appreciate all your email and kind words! You guys are the BEST! Enjoy your Tuesday! I have another scrap card idea for you on Thursday so make plans to join me then!