Tuesday, August 17, 2010


OK, as promised, here's the tutorial for using up those scraps of paper and making your own background using them!

Again, here's my finished layout:

Some days ago, I used the light blue paper with the cream flowers to make my new glasses layout. Here it is if you missed it:

I made my own die cut background for this previous layout (I do this often) and saved the corners. For this new layout, I used these corners to make a new die cut paper using the opposite part of the paper.

Here they are:

To make them look a little better, I distressed them using an old pair of scissors:

Sorry about the blurry picture but I was distressing at full speed!

I inked them and wet their edges to break up the paper fibers and scrunched the borders just a little bit. When they dried, I inked them again:

I then glued all the corners on my background (made of scraps too!):

To finish it off, I added 3D paint dots to the border so that you can't see where the pieces meet. Here's the finished layout again so you can take a look:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you too can recycle those scraps into something beautiful!


  1. Gorgeous LO!! Love how you pieced it together with leftover bits from another project!! TFS your technique!!

  2. wow, what a great tip! I did this the other day but did NOT save the corners, now I will!


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