Easter is a little over a month away but I was looking through my scrapbook paper scraps and I was inspired to create this easy card. I was exclusively a paper scrapper for 7 years before I threw digital scrapbooking in the mix. I have always kept my larger paper scraps in folders. I have a folder for each color of cardstock in the rainbow and also folders for patterned paper. For the patterned paper, I have a separate folder for holiday paper, baby paper and school paper. The rest of the patterned paper gets distributed into a mixed folder. These folders live in one section of my IKEA Expedit.
Over the years I have done many Easter layouts so I picked out all the paper scraps I had along that theme or color scheme. Then I picked out the six that I wanted to use for my card.
- 1 – 8.5 x 5.5 piece of white cardstock or an A2 card
- 6 – 1×4 inch strips of paper
- adhesive (I used glue stick and glue dots)
- 1 – button or rhinestone (for flower center)
- chalk ink (optional)
- staples and stapler (optional)
1. If using cardstock, fold the cardstock in half so the card is 5.5×4.25 inches.
2. Arrange the strips of paper on the card in the desired order. Make sure there is contrast between touching papers. For my card I made sure that papers with white were not touching and that stripes were not right next to each other. I inked the edges of the white paper so it would stand out a from the white card background.
3. Then staple every two strips of paper together alternating the staple from top to bottom.
4. Adhere the strips of paper to the card.
5. Adhere flower(s). In this step and in step 6, I used glue dots for adhesive.
6. Adhere button or rhinestone to the middle of the flower.
This is an all occasion card that I created using the same card design and pink scrapbook paper scraps from my stash!
I hope I have inspired you to use your paper scraps to make a card!