Tuesday, November 8, 2011

9 Effective ways to use your scraps and First Event!

Hello there,

     I have to say this blogging is taking my time out and I am not able to visit any of your blogs..Promise to catch up soon..

P.S This is a picture heavy post.

To summarize the tutorial series I had given for the past three days,here are the few ways to use your scraps effectively.

  1.Punch outs/Die cuts/Hand cuts
  2.Paper Weaving
  3.Bargello Technique
  4.Paper Pleating
  5.As ribbons and bows
  6.Epoxy stickers and buttons
  7.In Bookmarks and tags
  8.Paper Piecing
  9.Paper Tearing

Punch outs/Die cuts/Hand cuts     A very basic method, which everybody uses to exhaust the scraps.These can be used in layering or for making handmade flowers and embellishments!

handcut squares for bg and die cut for flower

Paper Weaving     This gives a quilting effect to the paper.. See more about this technique here. In the below example, I have used only 2 designs of pattern paper strips.. You can use multiple as in this card!

Bargello Technique     This technique involves a little bit of effort, but well worth it!!Makes gorgeous backgrounds!See how to bring out this technique here.

Scraps for bg,die cut butterfly,ribbon, paper pleating,tag,bow,and button

Sending it to Scrapbooksisterz

Paper Pleating    This is another way of using your Pattern paper strips.Score at 1" and 0.5" alternatively and fold it back and forth along the scores. So easy!See the above card for inspiration.

As ribbons and bows
    If you do not have the ribbon in the color/pattern you need,Pattern paper strips can be used instead of them!Cheaper and easier than running to shop for buying that spl ribbon for that spl card.. :)

    You can also make bows with them. Click here to see how.See the above card for inspiration.

Epoxy stickers and buttons     This requires only the tiniest bit of scrap paper! and the results you get are amazing!! See more about this method here.
I used it in the above card.

In Bookmarks and tags     Make beautiful bookmarks and tags to gift your friends..Simpler way to use up your scraps(not only PP, but also card scraps).. but very attractive when it turns out to be a gift!!

See a tag example in the above card.

Paper Piecing    This is an age old method, but very effective!! makes wonders with the stamps you have..! You would nt believe,it could be this gorgeous,when Paper pieced!.It gives more depth and dimension to the image!.See more on this technique here.

paper piecing,paper tearing and fuzzy cutting

Sending it to Pixiedustchallenge-Paper piecing,Stampavie

Paper Tearing
    Ahh!! this is what we had done since childhood days!Needs no explanation.. We all know, this ourselves, but this idea would nt strike when thinking about using your scraps..See the above picture for inspiration.

    Now is that enough inspiration from me? Get ready for the first event! It is a challenge! and the challenge is to

        Use your Pattern paper scraps

in your project,be it anything!.Does that sound difficult? No.. right?

But wait, it is nt over yet..Anyone can participate in it.. But to be eligible to win the prize,
    you should have entered the main giveaway!!
    Your blog entry should be after today.
    You should link back to actual blogpost and not to the blog and link this challenge from your blog.

The winner will get Making Memories Flutter Stamp set worth 5$!

The linky list will be open till 30 Nov EOD IST.Voting will start on December 1.The winner will be based on the voting process.

So rush in with your entries!Could nt wait to see what you all come up with!All the best!!



  1. This is absolutely fabulous!! what a way to make me hunt down my scraps!!! super super fabulous!!!!
    Will surely get cracking on it!!

  2. Nice tutorials,will try to participate:)

  3. Super cool! Love the challenge... will participate for sure...

  4. superb tutorial.Thanx for sharing dear. Its really helpful.Love the challenge.

  5. wow these tutorials of yours are just amazing thank you so much for sharing ...i love all the cards and bookmarks you have created they are so so beautiful, especially the card using the bargello technique that's simply superb!!

  6. Excellent tute!!! i loved the ideas.... now i know the better ways of the tiny bits lying around :)

  7. Great post and fantastic ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing!! AND playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio!!

  8. hey priya you work is so beautiful..I dont know if my project is up to the mark or not also..Gr8 work Priya...

    Greetings from khusboo..


  9. Lovely ideas Priya!! I loved the Bargello technique a lot. I have a query regarding the contest. Can we also use scraps of plain paper lying around or does it have to be pattern paper only?

  10. All the ideas are really superb and your works too:) Thanks for sharing and the event:)I liked the Bargello technique, paper bows and ribbons.. Will try that soon..

  11. very nice display of scraps,i could 'nt stopped me trying new card(weding congrats card)out of scrap,after seeing on uer blog thanks .now got a way to every time use of scrap's.

  12. Both the cards are for this challenge priya,hope u like it.


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