May 18, 2011

using scraps...
If you're like me then you'll have a small stash of off cuts and scraps of pretty papers amongst your craft stuff...
here is a simple way to use them.

Gather papers that compliment (or that appeals to your current mood) - i used 3 colours, dusty blue and pink and neutral vintage text papers too but you can use as many colours as you like.
Cut all your scraps into small neat one inch squares.

Grab some white cardstock or a prescored card, glue your squares to form a parallel lines - you can measure to make sure its all uniform and even - that was my intention but it sort of got in the way of being fun so I just went with the flow and trusted my eye haha - they are a little wonky but still look turned out okay. I made tags, a card and flatnotes....

Last week I was a guest blogger over at Marilyn's cool blog, Pulpsushi.
i did a tutorial blog post - Easy Peasy Paper flowers - have a look if you like! Thanks Marilyn...(hugs)


  1. Simple but lovely idea, thanks for sharing it! I like how the newspaper/book paper compliments the colored ones. I wouldn't have come up with an idea like this one, and that is why I like it!

  2. Such a simple idea... but a perfect one for using up all the bits I can't ever bear to throw out!

  3. lovely idea!!! :)

  4. Great idea, i'll have to try it out.

  5. Looks Fab! I have boatloads of vintage and new paper and have a hard time tossing my "bits"!

  6. Wow thanks for posting this. This gives me some ideas to use all my scraps.

  7. Very nice! I love the outcome.

  8. This is such a cute idea! Luckily, I have a 1" square punch in stock that would be perfect for this project!

  9. No, thank YOU! It's a great tutorial - a big hit! :)

  10. Dearest sweet Anastasia, i have so many fabric cuts and scraps on my creative space. This is such a lovely sweet idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  11. Totally fantastic Anastasia. xxx


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