Scrappy A7 Card and Accented Envelope

Is it just me or is it in our blood as paper crafters not to throw away scraps?  They may be tiny pieces, but they are still beautiful paper I know I can make good use of.  I think the key is having a good system of organizing those scraps so #1 we remember we have them and #2 we can easily find exactly the color we’re looking for.
Here’s a scrappy little card I made using little strips I had left over from another project:

A7 Neenah card and envelope
random scraps
matching ribbon
some flowers I’ve had in my stash for a long time
a blingy brad

First I layed out my strips to see the order I liked.  My pieces were different widths, so I varied the pattern a little bit.

Then I just ran a few lines of adhesive down so I could attach my strips in the order I liked.  If any edges hang over, just trim them to match the card.

At the top of your scrappy block, add a strip of ribbon.  This will cover up the top edge of your strips so they don’t have to be perfectly lined up.

With the flowers I had, I simply put them all together with a gem brad.

I used glue dots to tack on my new flower.

To use one of the larger scraps and to add a little special touch to the envelope, I used a scallop punch to make a strip of patterned paper.  I just glued it to the inside of the envelope flap.  If you don’t have a scallop punch, check out Katherine’s tutorial to see how to make the same edge with your corner rounder!

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