Friday, August 25, 2023

Two on Thursday Free Card Class - How to use scraps

 Welcome! I have so many people asking how to use up those scraps of desinger series paper and card stock. So I got to thinking that while not many people read hardback/paperback books much, there are some that still enjoy holding a book to read. Why not use those scraps to make bookmarks. I sat down and played around with scraps I had from the Coutryside Inn DSP. This is one of my favorites.

I began with a piece of scrap cardstock that measured anywhere from 1-7/8" x 6-1/2". You could really use whatever size strips of scraps you have. I cut 1/2" to 1-1/2" strips of paper and laid them on an angle on the strip. Another idea is to use a punch and punch shapes from the scraps and layer those down. I did one using the Double Oval Punch. Once I had all the scraps adhered to the strip of card stock I trimmed the sides. On one bookmark I layered the basic white strip to a piece of Misty Moonlight scrap leaving a small border around it. Using a heavy duty hole punch I punched a hole at the top and put a piece of corrdinating ribbon. If you want you can stamp a saying on the back of the bookmark. I also embossed one to give it texture.

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I then thought why not make a slim line card to send with the bookmark. This is a great idea for children going back to school or for those adults who love to read. 
I cut a piece of cardstock 3-3/8" x 8-3/8", I layered a piece of desinger series paper to the cardstock for the front. Using the largest Stiched Nested Die I cut one from basic white and one from corrdinating desinger series paper. I used the Stargazing desinger paper and stamps from the corrdinating bundle.  I love the way this turned out and kids will love this back to school card with an added bookmark.

Front and back of the card.
You can use any color cardstock scraps and designer series paper to make these simple cards and bookmarks.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you would like more information on how to put these cards together you can visit my Youtube channel Here. If you don't have a demonstrator please contact me and I will be happy to have you as a customer. I love teaching others how to make different cards.  If you like these, do me a favor and leave a comment. 

Sue Sanders
aka Suzie Q

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