Do you save all your scraps of Designer Series Paper? If you said, yes, I’ve got a card for you! 


Stitched Rectangles


I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock that measured 5-1/4″x 4″.  Then I cut my scraps of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (on sale and available while supplies last) into 1″ wide strips (the first two pieces were about 8″ long). With the strips hanging off of the cardstock (they’ll be trimmed off later), I began by placing down the first diagonal strip, beginning in the upper left hand corner.  The next long strip was placed down beside it, to the right. Once I figured out where I wanted all the pieces to go, I glued them down being careful to evenly space each one.  Then I turned the cardstock over and cut all the pieces hanging off the paper. That piece was then glued to a Basic Black cardstock base. The inspiration for my card comes from fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Cathy Autrey, who made such a beautiful card using this technique that I couldn’t wait to give it a try! 



Kindness & Compassion stamp set


The sentiment used on my card comes from the stamp set, Kindness & Compassion. This set is retiring and will be guaranteed available until May 22nd, and after that, only while supplies last.  I cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and a die-cutting machine. 


Kindness & Compassion


Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper


Get those scraps out and give this technique a try! 


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  



  • Basic Black cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black cardstock:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Black cardstock:  scrap for rectangle
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper:  strips that are 1″ wide in various lengths 
  • Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ (inside of card)
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap for sentiment




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