How-to Scrap With Scraps
make beautiful use of those scraps
We all have them. Off cuts of scraps of pattern paper. Every size imaginable. Big. Tiny. Long. L-shaped even. Right? You know what I mean.
I love to do this. Here’s what I mean:
I gather all the scraps of pattern paper from a single collection (seen here above are scraps from Art Walk), and figure out how to make something with them.
In the past there have been several makes from this idea. Here is a fresh one I am excited to share today.
This 4×6 ‘scrap’ book is wrapped with a long piece of pattern paper that was v-notched just like you see here in this image. It made for a great way to wrap this accordion book of scraps.
Because I had some pretty long pieces, I was able to make an accordion style book from these patterns of paper.
For the most part only paper was use to craft the embellishments and layers. I kept the ‘extras’ to just the Definition Stickers.
Here was my personal challenge:
1. use up as many scraps as I possibly could (in the video I share what I started with and the very little I ended up with).
2. to use as few ‘extras’ as possible. Meaning, try and make all the embellishments from paper punches, dies, or even simply hand cutting scraps. This was a very satisfying challenge to my creative brain. It actually created even more mental possibilities for me. Love when that happens.
Amongst these scraps and in this scrap book are ‘openables’, tags, plus pockets to hide even more scraps of pattern paper. Maybe that could be counted as another challenge: how many interactive ways could I craft with the paper. This was such great fun. It was pure creative exercise in my book.
So…guess what my challenge is for you?
Yep! You guessed it. Watch the video. Gather your scraps. And work through those collections. This is a great creative exercise. And hey, you may even find you’ve made something pretty for someone who could use a hand crafted gift from you.
author: Jamie Pate