Quick and Easy Cards Using Leftover Design Paper


Hi everyone, it’s Cheryl with you today.


We have, no doubt, all experienced having small pieces of design paper left over after creating. I’ve been making a ton of projects lately using the gorgeous new Lavender Love Collection and ended up with a ton of small pieces that, at first, seemed unusable.

I hate wasting craft supplies, so decided to make some unique cards using my leftovers. Most were quite narrow, but one piece was a little wider, and had a beautiful image on it. (I’d cut off a strip from the other side.) I had enough scraps on my craft table to make at least two cards, and you can see them here.

If you have wider pieces, but not enough to do much with, think about tearing those in half. Don’t forget Couture Creations Design Papers are double sided, so you can get two looks from one larger paper scrap.

Before gluing them down, lay the pieces on your cardstock. You may need to play around to get the look you want.

After gluing my pieces down, I reached for some of my smaller scraps and stamped greetings on them. In this case, I needed sympathy cards, so used an appropriate stamp set. (Details below.)

You can, of course, change out the greeting by using a different stamp set, or greetings from the Ephemera set.

I do hope you give this a try – it’s a really simple way to create a very unique card, and uses up some of your small scraps that are too small for anything else.


Complete List of Products Used:


CO728739 – Couture Creations 6.5 x 6.5 Lavender Love Collection

C0728737 – Couture Creations 12×12 Lavender Love Collection

CO728748 Couture Creations Ephemera – Lavender Love Collection

ULT200001A4 – Cardstock – A4 – Snow White

CO728278 – Couture Creations Clear Embossing Ink Pad

C0724976 – Couture Creations Embossing Powder – Ruby Metalic Finish

C0728271 – Couture Creations With Sympathy Stamp Set

ULT157645 – Ultimate Crafts – Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Cottonball

CO721964 – Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m

CO726325 – Couture Creations Quick Dry Adhesive

CO726342 – Couture Creations 12×12 Scoring Board

CO728468 – Couture Creations 12”/30cm Trimmer – Guillotine

CO728522 – Couture Creations Detailing Scissors



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creation!