Bits and Pieces

coming together in a lovely card


1/13/20242 min read

I had scraps of patterned paper left over from a paper that I just loved - I decided to use them up rather than toss them!

Let’s get started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Scraps of Cardstock: 3 x .75, 5 ea

Card Face:

  • I glued the patterned paper onto the card face, spacing evenly across the width of the card but staggering vertically as shown.

  • I put this into a floral 3D embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.


I ran the Thank You die through the Big Shot 3 times, once with silver foil card stock and twice with scrap paper.


  • I glued the Thank You die cuts together with the silver foil on top. **The bottom two layers allowed this to have enough dimension to stand out on the embossed card face.

  • I glued the card face to the card base and then added the die cuts on top of this. ** I used liquid glue on all of this. To prevent glue from seeping out from under the die cuts I used tiny dots along the entire die cut, then blotted it onto scrap paper before placing it on the card face.

  • I added 3 small pink embellishments as a finishing touch.

Final Thoughts

I was happy with this card face when I put it together: I thought it was a good way to use up some very pretty scraps of paper. Then I didn’t know how to finish it off! I put it into my binder of “someday” pieces for a few months. I recently had a request for Thank You cards for the Gift Shop in our local hospital (I donate cards there occasionally) and the piece came back out of the binder to be finished as a contemporary Thank You card. Don’t give up on your “someday” pieces - you’ll be glad to have them.


Every thing I used in this card is retired Stampin’ Up! No longer available, but still so pretty to use.

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