Saturday, April 13

Tutorial: Scraplet Cards


I may be overly optimistic to call this a tutorial since it's basically just an A-frame card, but I have been a little obsessed with these cards ever since I discovered them in last year's Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Nancy Soetaert had some wonderful examples on her BLOG, and it was like a light bulb moment for me. All those little strips of card stock, previously banished to the scrap drawer, now had a new and wonderful purpose! Let me show you how...


I use a lot of A4 sized card stock to make my cards, which is a very common size here in Australia. Generally, I trim these down to 11" x 51/2" for a good sized square card, leaving me with a strip of card stock measuring around 111/2" 23/4", which ends up in the scrap drawer for sentiments, punch shapes, or whatever little snippet I might need. Today, that's the piece we're going to use.

1. Start with a piece of A4 card stock. Trim 51/2" from one long edge, and reserve for later card making. 


2. Place the thin strip horizontally on your scoreboard and score at 57/8" (or just fold in half if you prefer).
This is the card base for our scraplet card!


3. Now all you have to do is decorate. Because these little scraplets are so narrow, you can add elements that are much wider than the base and still use an ordinary envelope. They're fabulous for using up scraps of patterned paper, ribbon and any other off-cuts you might have.


I hope you enjoy making these little cards as much as I do!


Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
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10 comments:

  1. Love scraplings!!! Such a wonderfull idea to let the sentiment and image stick out of the card!
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Colinda

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  2. Fun cards, Beccy, and a great way to use off-cuts and scraps.

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  3. Well lookie there - super duper cute and fab use of those scarps! TFS

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  4. What a fantastic idea Beccy. My crafty stash is over run with scraps. I love your cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  5. Never made such small little cards but a very good idea to use small pieces of leftover pattern paper and cardstock...thanks for the measurements I will give it a try....well done on the cards that you made as sample.

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  6. A stupendous idea and beautifully made with fab images.
    Faith x

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  7. Hi Beccy, a fabulous idea to use up some of those scrappy bits and pieces we all hold onto, I'm saving this idea for later.. thank you for the inspiration.. Megan

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  8. Nancy's idea is great, thanks for the photo tutorial. You made lovely little cards from your scraplings! Greetings Petra

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