Friday 6 September 2013

Different ways to use pattern paper scraps

Hello Crafters,

It's my turn (Priya) to write a tutorial.. Since the product of the month is Pattern Papers.. I am sharing some cool ways of using those scraps or leftover PPs..

I always keep the leftover papers (even tiny bits and pieces) in a separate box after making a project and just forget to take a look at the box afterwards and now the box is getting smaller to keep my paper scraps.. Have a look at my scrap box..

So today I decided to reduce the burden on my poor cardboard box by using some of those scraps..

1. Lets spread it up! 
:D... I first spread the left over pieces on my craft desk to have a deep look at the papers I have.. We crafters find it difficult to throw away even tiny bits of beautiful papers and end up with piles of scraps.. like me!.. :D

2. Organize!
I then sorted the pieces as per the sizes..

3. Squeez them out! 
What about those papers which has gone through die cutting machines and punches multiple times? like these..

I cut these nicely to get long strips of papers.. and reducing the size length wise till it gets difficult to hold that tiniest piece of paper... ah.. I had to throw it evently.. :(
But yes, I managed to get some long strips and decent sized rectangle and square papers.. :D

4. Make something 1 - Embellishments!
I took some small to medium sized squares and rectangles and used my punches and die cutting machine to cutout different shapes.. like this..

and then I arranged these randomly to make embellishments to adorn any paper craft project... you can make as many as you can in one go and keep it ready for use.. These will come handy when you have limited time to craft and the deadline is approaching..

5. Make something 2 - Brick design with strips!

In this you can use even tiny bit of paper .. Take out  those small strips of leftover PPs.. the strip can be as small as .5 inches to .25 inches..

I cut these into rectangles with breadth as .5 inches... length can vary as per your design... I distressed the edges to give these a worn out look like bricks..
I made 3x3 inches mini card just to show a sample of this design.. I am sure it will look cooler in bigger cards.. try it!

6. Make something 1 - Design your own pattern papers!

Now take those long stripes of papers and a piece of cardstock.. I used 2 pieces of leftover cardstock to make the base of the pattern paper..

Now stick these strips onto the cardstock randomly.. you can arrange the strips first to be sure if the final design looks good and then glue it...

and.. the pattern paper is ready! You can use it cards, scrapbooks or any other paper project...

I made 2 book marks out of these.. and oh I used the embellishments I made in the beginning.. See, you never know when you need these.. so make some and keep these ready of instant use..

 Here is the complete set of embellishments and other projects I made with scraps of PPs today..

I hope you liked my way of using scraps..

Supplies Used:
1. Pattern Papers of Different Brands (Crafter Corner has humongous range of pattern papers)
2. MS 3-In-1 Butterfly - 1
3. Spellbinders Classic Heart
4. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart
5. Spellbinders Standard Circles SM
6. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small

And don't forget to participate in our latest challenge 321 set by our very talented DT member, Mallika..
You have to check out what winner will get... Kaisercraft's new texture stamp + Momento Dew Drop + a pack of mulburry flower.. isn't it amazing???

Have a good day!



  1. so make ur scraps so beautiful

  2. Waoh! something I badly need to do today itself!! Lovely idea's priya!

  3. These are brilliant ideas!!!Love the cards!!

  4. Such a clever use of paper scraps Priya. Loved the pretty and brigth BMs.

  5. What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing this it is very inspiring.

  6. Wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  7. beautiful priya, nice way to use those scraps

  8. Wow.... Thanks priya for such a wonderful tut.... Really loved yr embellishments!!!!

  9. wow!! Beautifully created and clearly explained. I'm definitely going to try this out.

  10. Impressive!! going to make somthin!! :)

  11. This is beyond awesome!! CRAZY! but really fabulous stuff!! If i had just seen the end projects, I wouldn't have believed you'd made them from scraps!

  12. I loved your tute Priya! :) ..You are definitely a queen when it comes to using Pattern paper's and the beautiful way you have used these scraps is just amazing ..I would never have thought to come up with something this beautiful !!..Your bookmarks and embellishments are gorgeous..Thank you so much for sharing :)

  13. awesome...excellent idea to use our scrape....thank you for sharing...must mention very clearly explained post....

  14. Fabulous to the last dot...loved it :) Priya

  15. Gr8. Ideas priya... Thanks for sharing...

  16. Lovely scraps are mounting up too! You have given me food for thought....thanks priya.

  17. Fabulous!! loved the idea:) thanks for sharing...awesome post!

  18. mind-blowing... u have used ur leftover pattern paper so beautifully

  19. Wonderful post.You make the coolest things.Loved the embellishments,the card and the bookmark.

  20. amazing way to use the scrap..thanks for sharing

  21. What a wonderful way to use the scraps ! I loved the embellishments ,book mark n mini-card too !

  22. great creations made with scraps, love it !!!!

  23. amazing use of scrap papers...we all have it in loads...<3


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