Amanda from Popper & Mimi here today with some fun ideas for using up those seemingly unusable strips of paper that remain leftover from a 6″x6″ paper pad. I love making and sending valentines, probably more than I do Christmas cards. And the images from the We Go Together collection are just too cute to “save for later”. They must get into the hands of loved ones ASAP.
Nothing says I love you like a smiling wedge of cheese and a grinning bottle of milk. I like that the sentiments aren’t so lovey dovey that you couldn’t send one to a long lost friend or a weird uncle.
Have you ever seen a happier mac and cheese in your whole life? That funny little noodle is my favorite. Paper scraps are perfect for creating contrast on a card. I placed the mac and cheese die cut on a piece of scrap paper to make it stand out from the background a bit better. I also used a leftover strip of paper to create a decorative strip along the edge of the card.
You can create your own card background using leftover strips of paper, too. If you use a lot of 6″x6″ paper pads like I do, you know you always have that extra 1/2″ of paper after you cut the paper down to 5 1/2″. Put those babies to use on a card background!
Layer leftover paper strips to create a fun card base. I knew I was going to use a large die cut as the focal point of the card, so I placed the strips with the holes near the middle where they would be covered up by the die cut. Paper crafting magic.
I started playing around with the little bits of paper that were leftover from the milk and cookie card and was quite happy with the result. The little strips framed the cute peanut butter and jelly perfectly.
I adhered the strips of paper to the PB&J die cut by applying adhesive to the back of the die cut first. I simply placed the little pieces on the back and adhered the whole piece to a card. Super easy and super flat, which means it won’t cost extra to mail.
Happy Valentine’s Day!