Today, Scrappin’ Green brings you a fun and creative article by Allyson Bright Meyer. Do you want to use up some SCRAPS and create something beautiful !?? READ ON!
by Allyson Bright Meyer
One of the biggest challenges we scrapbookers face is how to deal with the mass amounts of paper that we consume. When creating full pages, it’s easy to use large beautiful sheets of paper. But what about those little bits and pieces left over? It can be tricky to know how to use up all of those tiny pieces that seem too small for traditional projects. And yet, as scrapbookers, we don’t want to throw those bits away. It’s wasteful and harmful to the environment. Plus, chances are, you paid at least 69 cents for that sheet of paper. Do you really want to throw any of it away?
I’ve come up with a solution for my tiny scraps, and I call it a sunburst card. Creating this unique card is quick and easy – and you’ll be thrilled with the result.
You’ll need: 5×7 blank card (or cut one from cardstock, as I did), a bunch of paper scraps, a stamp or any other embellishments you want for your card.
Cut the patterened paper scraps into strips. You’ll want them to be about 2-3 inches long, and mix it up how wide you cut them. Then, leaving a small area in the center of your card open, adhere the scraps around the edges of the card, creating a “sunburst.”
TIP: It’s easiest if you use a tape runner or double-sided tape, and “frame” the card with the adhesive. That way you can just stick the scraps down, rather than adhering them one at a time.
Now, just embellish the center of your card (I used a saying stamp and a fun dimensional flower) and you’re all set!
The final result is a beautiful card that is sure to brighten anyone’s day – and help you become a greener scrapbooker in the process.
Allyson Bright Meyer’s Blog can be found at: http://www.allysonbrightmeyer.com