Use Your Scraps | Technique Squares

Today I have a different kind of “Use Your Scraps” post. I recently purchased a newer idea book from Paper Crafts Magazine called Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks. The issue is jam packed with great ideas. No matter what kind of paper crafter you are, there are useful and fun ideas from start to finish.

My favorite ideas are the pages and pages of technique squares that demonstrate tons of great ways to use your stash. I was so inspired that I created a whole pile of these squares myself.

I searched through my pattern paper drawers for some patterns that I really liked and would love to see on more layouts or cards. I also found cardstock scraps in colors that coordinated. The cardstock pieces are 2.5 inches and 2.25 inches and all the pattern paper pieces are 2 inch squares. For each color combination, I came up with a variety of different things from my stash to enhance the squares.

So I know you are wondering, what am I going to do with all these squares?

The truth is, I don’t know yet. I just enjoy playing with paper and making cool stuff, even if I don’t have a specific project in mind. and especially when it comes to scraps and items in my stash, I don’t mind using them up even in there is no plan. I’m sure some of these will end up on layouts, some will make it onto cards and I can also use them on gifts or gift tags.

I hope this inspires you to dig into your scraps and create something just for fun!

Thanks for stopping by today.

13 Comments

  1. Great idea!

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  2. these are so cute!! great way to use up all those scraps and left over embellies

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  3. These are wonderful, Tammy! I’m always looking for ways to use up those last bits of scraps. Thank you!

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  4. I love to use my stash up this way! It sure makes for fast scrapping/crafting in the future! I love the squares.

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  5. Great idea! Those little squares are so happy. They would make sweet little cards just to brighten someone’s day!

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  6. These are wonderful. I did something similar with tags, but I never used them on cards or in my scrapbooking. But I loved them.

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  7. I’ll have to look for this issue at Joann’s. Love your trios of squares, if that makes sense. It is fun to just play sometimes!

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  8. This is such a great idea. We all have so many scraps and this is a perfect and pretty way to use them up 🙂

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  9. Those are all so pretty!
    Could you put them on cards?
    I am going to have to give that magazine a try if it has such great ideas!
    I am missing Scrapbooks Etc… a lot.

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  10. Great squares – definitely good for layout embellishments or on card or tags!

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  11. Thanks for sharing! That is a cool idea. I will have to use that when I get to creating again!!!

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