simple monday: scrap swatches

scrap swatches

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my Scraps Wall Art piece! I love that it's gotten such a great response. It's even more gratifying since it's one my favorite totally handmade projects—no cutting machine on this one!

To carry on the scraps theme a bit (can you guess what the book was going to be about now?) how about making small swatches of scraps? If you don't have the time or the inclination to make something as big as the project I showed you last week, then make smaller pieces that can be made in few minutes and can be used for cards, tags or as an embellishment for any other type of paper craft (above: offset linear, random, monotone squares, circles in a spiral)

The card
Use a round punch to cut out bits and glue them to a square piece of card stock. Trim the circles that extend over the edges when it's almost completely covered (white negative spaces are interesting too!). Attach the square (or any other shape—how about a flower, a star?) and attach it to the front of a card. Done!

Happy Monday!

scraps card


  1. Oh what a fun way to use TV time at night and build up your card stash while using your scraps, thanks, hugs

  2. I've been doing something similar with scraps of card and leftover cut out shapes from my Silhouette, have been making little confetti pouches with them and some vellum to put on scrapbook layouts and on cards.

  3. Aw, I can just picture how nice the book would have been! I love the idea of making something out of (practically) nothing and the simplicity of these cards. The spiral wall art was super too and enjoyed sharing your link on FB - it received loads of Likes!

  4. Darling card! I'm always looking for new card ideas that don't require ribbons, brads or other doodads. This one is perfect! Thanks.