How to Make a Card from Scraps

Graphic 45-Time to Flourish-September-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

How to Make a Card from Scraps with Graphic 45 September Time to Flourish & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I think you will enjoy this How to Make a Card from Scraps tutorial.  Last week, we made our Graphic 45 September Time to Flourish banner together.  Since I had a pile of images and a little bit of designer paper left over, it seemed like a good plan to show you how I use those little bits and bobs to make a pretty card.

Once again, I amped up the daisy theme from the Graphic 45 September papers by adding some sweet Reneabouquets Daisy Tuck-ins to the design.  And I could not resist inviting this gorgeous butterfly to the party.  Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming small doilies also echo the daisy theme.

TIP: A simple background allows patterned images to pop.  Place foam tape between the layers to add even more depth and dimension to your card design.

A Peek Inside

After making the banner, I only had a little bit of patterned paper left.  But I had loads of images and border pieces to work with.  This called for a little creative cardmaking. , Here are some handy tips for stretching your stash when working with scraps:

  • First, line the inside of your card with complementary cardstock.  This provides a great backdrop for all those images.
  • Next, layer scraps of patterned paper with border strips as I did on the pocket of the card.
  • Score images that are too wide for the card base and turn them into an interactive flip or fold element.

  • Mat stickers on cardstock and use them to fill in some gaps
  • Create a mini folio/tea wallet with larger images, then tuck inside the pocket.

Smaller images are a great addition to the mini folio pocket.  Add in a tea bag and honey stick and you just turned that pile of scraps into a lovely gift.  How cool is that?

How to Make a Card from Scraps Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to watch me assemble the cover of this card, I invite you to join  me in this YouTube video.

Did you pick up any new ideas or tricks for working with scraps?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




7 thoughts on “How to Make a Card from Scraps

  1. Helen

    It never ceases to amaze me how you create the most wonderful pieces of art from this and that leftovers. You have made me think about how I use my paper stash, and that can only be a good thing. The layout in this folio has come together beautifully, one of those in between season beauties.

    I sent you an email with no attachments just in case it goes through, I am receiving your emails, no pdoblems, so perhaps it is your email server that is blocking me or offshore emails? It is frustrating!

    Nonetheless happy creativity Kathy.

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, the cards you create from scraps are absolutely gorgeous and this one is no exception! I love the way so many different colors and designs work so well together. Love the apple theme and the beautiful butterfly and everything inside. Your signature buttons always dress your creation up so beautifully and I always look forward to seeing how you use them! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Dana Roepke

    Absolutely beautiful! I love this collection and have some scraps left – might have to go dig them out 🙂

  4. Sandi Smith

    I know you are busy so I really appreciate it when you take time to make a video tutorial as I seem to learn better by watching. Even a short video is much appreciated and this one created a beautiful card. I love that you used scraps and a mix of this and that to create it. I have several dies and punches that create small doilies that I rarely use but seeing you use them in a couple of videos lately has inspired me to pull them out and use them. That added touch is so pretty so I will definitely be using mine more often. Blessings!

  5. Susan Steele

    Luv your srappy card, Kathy! It is so amazing what you can always do with your beautiful scraps! And luv how you scored the bigger Sept piece and just embellished the back flip side! Luv it! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Joni E

    Who would ever know that this beautiful card is made from the leftover scraps! Thank you for the video showing us how quickly we can make a card!

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