Cha Cha scraps idea/mini tutorial/challenge

Today, I have a scrap mini-tutorial for you and I'm challenging you to TRY IT!

Here's a great way to use up some of those scraps:

1) Cut 10 pieces of scrap cardstock or paper to 4" x 1/2". If you don't have large enough patterned paper scraps, do some patterned and some solid then you can alternate them on your card.

2) Somewhere near the center, cut them in half diagonally. I cut 2 or 3 pieces at the same time, then took one of those pieces and laid it on top of another stack, using it for a cutting guide. This makes them all the same size. Be sure to keep all of the "left side" pieces together and all of the "right side" pieces together. Just in case your diagonal cut wasn't in the exact center, you're keeping the same-size pieces together. And you'll be able to make 2 cards using this technique, unless you want to piece them all together on one card which would work too! You'd be covering almost the entire card front - quick and easy!

Ok, so that's it for my directions and here are two cards I made with my pieces. I used scraps from my Cha Cha Soar With It Collection by TAC.

I staggered my scraps here, and made a simple card. I even used up some Cha Cha hardware and ribbon!

This one's a little more detailed, just to show you another idea for these pieces.

So here's the challenge - get out YOUR scraps, use this technique to make 2 cards, and then come back here and leave a comment with a link so we can see them! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Have a great week, Tootles!


Rita W said...

You do miracles with scraps! Fantastic cards. rita w

Suzanne said...

I needed mojo and you just gave it to me. Thanks! I'll be linking to you tomorrow for this challenge.

Bridgett said...

I love this challenge! I am in the process of working on my craft space downstairs. I will be so glad when I just go into my "play" area and create!! This will be a super challenge for me because I have more scraps than I do paper!!!

Bren said...

adorable. Love all the versatility. I am preparing for an open house. These would be some great options.

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