Another Sneak Peek with Simply Wonderful and Tip for Using Your Patterned Paper Scraps

If you are like me, you have a pile of paper scraps on your desk… some punch outs, some larger cut pieces, some stamped images.  And I have a heck of a time convincing myself to recycle them because I just know they will be useable in another project.  Unfortunately, I don’t actually use them most of the time and they just pile up.  Like so –

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So, I decided to spend some time this week using them up!  I’ve been sharing some of my progress on my Facebook page – – but I just loved how this card turned out and so I had to share it here.

This is also a sneak peek of the Sale-a-Bration set Simply Wonderful.  I can already tell I’m going to have LOTS of fun with this one.

But the thing I really wanted to share was the technique for using up your scraps of paper to create this diagonal pattern for the card.

Tips for making this card:

  • This is perfect use for 6×6 paper packs or pieces from my Paper Samplers!  New Occasions Catalog Paper Sampler is coming soon!  Watch HERE for more details.
  • Cut your strips of paper to 3/4” x 3” and adhere at an angle across a scrap piece of cardstock.  (I did two at a time and had two 1-1/4” x 4” pieces next to each other when glueing)
  • Trim the excess paper off the edges to get your final piece of patterned paper
  • The All is Calm specialty designer paper makes a pretty backdrop but it is only available until January 5th!
  • Add some baker’s twine and some Sequins (like the In Color Sequins) to add some coordinating bling to your card.

Check out a video for how I put this card together –

(viewing this post in email, click here to see it on my blog)


Did you know?  There are extra perks beyond placing your order during Sale-a-Bration!

  1. Get your friends together for a crafting night or host an online party, and when you and your friends together spend $250 at your event, you’ll get a BONUS $25 to spend ON TOP of the $40 you get free in hostess perks!  That is $65 in freebies just for getting together with your friends!  You invite the people, I’ll provide the projects.  Smile  Email me at for details.
  2. Purchase the starter kit for only $99 and not only will you get products of your choice worth up to $125 and free shipping, but you’ll also get to pick out 2 Sale-a-Bration items to get FREE too!  I host a wonderful community of demonstrators and would love for you to join us.  (Plus ask me about the bonus perks you can earn throughout Sale-a-Bration!)

Start working on your wishlist and get ready for the launch in only 3 more days!  Yay!

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Project Supplies Used:
(if you are reading this in email, click here to see the list of supplies)

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