Paper Pieced Embossed Background Card!

Hi friends! Are you looking for a way to use up your scraps and create a pretty background? Try this!


You can see how I made these cards start to finish in today’s video!

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  • Peg Stamp Sets: Sunny Daisy, Wisteria frame, Summers End
  • Dye Ink (Memento)
  • Gelly Roll Glaze Pens (for sentiment)
  • Pattern paper scraps (I chose pastel yellow, pink and greens)
  • Cardstock scraps in similar colors as pattern paper
  • 5″x7″ Kraft card base ad envelope
  • Black/white.cream Washi tapes
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Die Cut Felt (Quees & Co.)
  • Buttons
  • Twine
  • Adhesive: ATG tape and Zip Dry liquid glue
  • Silk flower
  • Hexagon Punch (Fiskars) 1 1/2″
  • White sketching paper or thin cardstock for making background
  • Embossing folder

1. Punch a bunch of hexagons from several pattern paper scraps.

2. Stamp small images on colored cardstock with a darker shade of in of the same color and punch out.

3. Arrange the paper pieces on white paper and glue down.

4. Trim paper to fit card based (4 1/2″ x6 1/2″) and emboss with an embossing folder if desired and adhere to card.

5. Embellish with ribbons, twine, buttons and flowers.

6. Write your sentiment slowly with a glaze gel pen, let dry, trim and adhere to project.

This is a great project to use up scraps, I hope you give it a try and til next time happy crafting!

9 thoughts on “Paper Pieced Embossed Background Card!

  1. YOU READ MY MIND! Scraps need to be used up. Sometimes I use smaller pieces folded up to act as “pop dots”. I have small flower punches – you can make a flower out of just about any papers. sometimes I cut green decorated papers for leaves and stems and then colorful scraps as pedals to build a flowers. A little glitter and a pretty fun scrapped card front flower! I also cut small squares, put 4 together, tie a bow out of ribbon and you have a cute “present” for a birthday card or cut rectangles out of strips, use a dew drop (tear) punch with yellow paper and you’ve got candles for the front of a card. I love “scrappy” challenges….. this takes it up a notch…. I’d plan my scraps for this background paper! Great use of all scraps not just paper…. weed out your stashes people!


  2. Awesome project. Just finally cleaned out the craft room. I’ve not had enough room to try all of your projects and paintings, now I do wooooohooo. Tax return comes Tuesday…hexagon punch here I come! Thanks Lindsay once again for something practical, uses scraps and is beautiful.


  3. So pretty Lindsay, and a great card to send to quilters! Your creativity with this media makes me sorry I gave all my card making supplies away. But, your watercolor, pencil, oil, pastel and mixed media have filled in my life as far as art is concerned. I have learned so much from you about all these media’s than I have from my library of art books, thanks.


  4. Love how the cards turned out, great way to use up scraps! Thanks for another reason to go shopping at Rubber Stamp Tapestry, I love their peg stamps!


  5. I love how you used your scraps! Your cards are beautiful! Such a great and creative idea! Now I have another great idea of how to use scraps! Thanks!


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