Monday, December 30, 2013


Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!  

It's Cheri Weston here with a new Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built

After the flurry of Christmas and all the projects I've been doing for several months, my craft area looked like a disaster area.  Things are scattered all over the place and organizing and cleaning up is absolutely necessary.  I have pieces of patterned paper and card stock in baggies and stacked along the sides of my work space and  I can't find anything.  Can you relate?  So what can we do with all those scrap pieces of paper?  Why not make more cards!!!  

My Project of the Week is to inspire you to use your scraps and here are a couple of cards I made using up some of the scraps I've had laying around.  

This first one is made using the Herringbone technique.  I cut my strips of paper at 3/8" wide and I assembled them randomly.  The center (first strip) must extend beyond corners of the layer piece so it will need to be longer than the others.

Supplies are minimal, just scraps of paper and adhesive.

Here are the steps:  

  • A layering piece of card stock the size you desire.  I cut mine 4"X 5 1/4".  
  • Adhere the first piece from corner to corner at the widest part of the layering piece.  
  • Adhere a second and third strip on each side of the first strip to each outside corner to form a "T" quadrant and 4 open areas.  
  • Begin assembling the strips as desired.

Here are some photos of the initial stages of assembly.

When the entire layer is covered with the strips, flip the project over and trim the pieces to fit the layer base.  This is now your background piece and can be used for a card.  

I used RI Stamp #1113-D "Happy Birthday" I love the font on this sentiment and it worked perfectly against this background.  

Here is other card I made using scraps.  

Stamps used on this card are RI 9309-C and 9313-D from the Pairings collection.  

I hope this will inspire you to use your scraps and create even more fabulous cards with all those left over papers.  



Patti P. said...

Happy New Year Cheri, Hope your holiday was wonderful, read where you were without power, glad you are back on.
I can so relate, what a mess my room is-----love this technique. Your card is gorgeous.

Olga said...

I love it, such a great way to use scraps!!!! TFS

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This one is such a great design and would be a perfect idea for me to make for my neighbor, who makes quilts! Thanks Cheri!

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my goodness you have terrific patience Cheri - all the strip weaving looks fabulous. Nicola x

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