Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY :: Scrap Paper Rounds Card

I am always punching paper rounds from bits and pieces of paper that are leftover from projects. I decided to throw some on a card, adhere them, stitch a border around it and call it done.  A fun card that can be used for anything (this one is a simple "Hello!" card), and uses up random bits of scrap paper :)
Super easy to make, all you need is:
+ scrap paper
+ paper punches (I used a 1.5" round, 1" round, and 1" scalloped round)
+ white cardstock card and matching envelope
+ rolling adhesive
+ sewing machine and thread
+ scissors (or ruler, rotary cutter and cutting mat)
I started by laying out the paper rounds in a general way of how I wanted them to be - I ended up taking a few away, moving others around, but it was a good starting point. I adhered them with permanent rolling adhesive.
Next, I stitched a border around the card, twice. No straight lines or anything, just fun and quick stitches around the perimeter.
This is what the card looked like at this point:
I flipped the card over and trimmed off the access paper rounds, then folded it and trimmed off the access at the fold.
I used a black pen, wrote "Hello!" and voila! a fun and easy to make greeting card :)

P.S. I will be closing comments and announcing the winners of the saturdayAMvintage Scrap Paper Packs later today :) Go here to enter :)


  1. awesome technique...thank you much! :)

  2. Ashley -

    This is just a awesome card! So simple and yet it packs such a punch! I love it! Thanks for the information on how you created it. Just wonderful!

    Elaine Allen

  3. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing, I am going to make one asap!

  4. so simple, yet so beautiful! nice work, Ashley!

  5. que bonito, heterogeneo e interesante blog tienes, me gusta mucho, ya te sigo, y te invito a participar de los mis papelesanimados.blogstop.com, saludos, Danae

  6. This is awesome. I'm in a watchout for great ideas on how to use paper scraps and this is definitely going to be bookmarked. :D

  7. Love your card design, Ashley. Those are some gorgeous paper scraps!