Use up those scraps – Let’s Get Hopping 1

By | September 21, 2017

Today, I’m joining some wonderful demonstrators around the world in a hop organised by the very lovely Jennifer Frost. In today’s hop, we hope to show you some thrifty tips for using scraps and ideas for frugal crafting. I’m so excited to see what everyone has come up with.

You may have arrived from Sherry Espinoza’s blog, or this may well be your first stop but either way you are very welcome.  You have arrived at Stampincolour with Eimear Carvill, a Stampin’ UP demonstrator based in the gorgeous Cotswolds in the UK.

My tip for you today involves our Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock.  With all other coloured cardstock, I don’t keep scraps unless they are bigger than 2 inches/5cm thick however I keep much smaller pieces of Whipser White and Very Vanilla.  Most of us chop these colours up for card fronts and we are left with strips – what do you with yours?  Do you use them or chuck them?

Using scraps, thrifty tips, let's get hoping, Eimear Carvill, stampincolour


I keep mine and keep them ready for sentiments that are smaller fonts and written on one line.  Rather than stamp my sentiment and then try to cut around them, I have my strips ready and waiting. Both my cards today use the fabulous Colourful Seasons bundle found in the Annual catalogue.

Colourful Seasons Christmas Card

Seasonal Layers Christmas Card Using Scraps Eimear Carvill

My first card is a wintry Christmas card where I have used a very subtle Soft Sky Watercolour wash as a backdrop to my die-cut snowflakes. This is a really quick and easy card to create when you need to make multiples coming up to Christmas.

Seasonal Layers Christmas card Using scraps Eimear Carvill stampincolour Let's Get Hopping

I have heat embossed the Sentiment from Star of Light in silver and it just fits perfectly on those leftover strips.

Next up is similar styled card with a more Autumnal feel. My garden is starting to fill with crunchy fallen leaves and that led to the inspiration for today’s card. Again, my ready-made strip sped up the preparation for this card – every little helps!

Colourful Seasons Autumn Card

Seasonal Layers using scraps Eimear Carvill stampincolour

Seasonal Layers using scraps Eimear Carvill stampincolour

I hope I have given you some inspiration on using your scraps and leftover pieces.  Please hop on over to the lovely Susan Wong. I can’t wait to see what tips she has for us today.




As always here is list of everything I used on my project today.

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Until next time, happy crafting


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18 thoughts on “Use up those scraps – Let’s Get Hopping 1

  1. Eva

    Thank you for sharing. Your cards are beautiful. I never keep tiny scraps. I sure am going to reconsider now.

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thank you Eva, I probably don’t keep them all – otherwise I’d need to move house!! However I do keep a lot, and they do come in useful and stop you cutting up a new sheet for something small.

  2. Tracy Bish

    Lovely cards Eimear, I love the snowflake themed cards for Christmas, even though I live in Australia, and we have a hot christmas, there is something about the wintery scenes. Great tip as well.

    1. Eimear Post author

      We might be Northern Hemisphere but we never get snow at Christmas either, in fact my 5 year old has never seen snow – we remain ever hopeful though!

  3. Carolynn

    What a great idea to have those strips waiting for you to stamp on at your convenience! Both of the cards you have shared with us today are beautiful! 💖

    1. Eimear Post author

      Every little helps as I never have the luxury of time when making a card!

  4. Nina King McMillan

    I keep mine in a little basket in my desk drawer and when I need a small piece, I pull one out. Great tip, and beautiful cards! I love the colorful seasons set! So versatile!

  5. Jenn

    YES!! Love this tip – I do the exact same ALL the time. They are already precut just the perfect strip sentiment size.


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