Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!

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Teri Anderson

Enter one Go-to Gal with a big pile of scraps sitting on her desk.

Said Go-to Gal starts to sweep them off the table, trying not to be overwhelmed with guilt that she’s throwing out of some of the prettiest patterned papers she’s used lately. They are so, so, so pretty.

Then she has a lightbulb moment.

“Hmm. I should paste these scraps on cardstock and die-cut them.” she thinks. “That would be cool!”

And, yes, friends, that is how I got the idea for this blog post.

So check this out. I made the umbrellas here with patterned paper scraps and die-cutting!

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pin it button Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!I like to call them: scrap cuts.

Here’s how I made my “scrap cuts” and how you can make some, too.

First, I started with a plain of white cardstock. I randomly pasted my paper scraps onto it. To make sure the glue dried fast and the paper went down nice and even, I used a paintbrush to spread the glue evenly on the back of the paper.  You don’t have to do that, but I thought it helped!

8599134254 dcd4084642 Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!Once the glue was dry, I cut the scrap paper panel down to fit through my die-cut machine. I then set my die on top and then ran it and the paper through the machine.

8599103530 406cabbe65 Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!And I got something like this.

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While I used an umbrella die to make my scrap cuts here, you could any good solid shape and get great results. I think hearts, labels, and stars look especially cool when die-cut from scrap paper panels.

And scrap cuts look even spiffier when they are put on a card.

I created all three of the umbrellas on this card with scraps. To give each umbrella a more personal touch, I added a button, pearls and twine to them.

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pin it button Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!I also made the umbrella for this card using the same technique!

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pin it button Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!Pretty cool, huh?

Want to make some scrap cuts like mine? You are in luck. The generous folks at Paper Smooches have offered up one of their brand-new Baby Shower die sets to give to one of you. Leave a comment for me by Friday, April 5th at 5 pm MDT, and I will pick one of you to win it.

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Yours in “scrap” happiness,

Teri Anderson

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

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271 Responses to Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: A Lightbulb Solution for Scraps!

  1. What an awesome idea for scraps! I’m always looking for new ideas that will relieve me from having to throw away all my beautiful scraps. Thanks so much.

  2. liz O says:

    so fabulous!!! thanks for the tip and the chance to win!
    have a great day!

  3. Lisa N. says:

    Love it!

  4. margaret says:

    great idea

  5. Jeanie L says:

    Awesome idea! Thanks :)

  6. Tracy says:

    so adorable and fun! and who doesn’t have scraps? wonderful!

  7. Meridith says:

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  8. Irene says:

    Using up scraps is a challenge and this idea is perfect.

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  10. cheryl says:

    Cutest thing ever!

  11. Jean Darling says:

    Great idea but I guess you’ve already heard that! Glad to hear I’m not the only one with scraps. Gigi

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  13. Karen says:

    What a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I have an abundance of scrap paper that I am finding it difficult to part with, but with your wonderful idea, I can see some very cool cards coming up.

  14. Anne V says:

    Brilliant! I am also thinking this idea, if cut in a square/rectangle blanket shape, could be a “crazy” Quilt image, too!

  15. Barbara T says:

    Great use of scraps!

  16. Elayne says:

    What a cute set, I can see a lot of uses for that umbrella, thanks for the chance to win this set

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    Felicitaciones muy buena idea

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