ScrapHappy: Curbside Crafts and Paper Quilts

I’m dipping back into this blogging space with Kate’s monthly ScrapHappy prompt. Makers worldwide produce and blog about a project created with scraps. Many of my fellow bloggers work with fabric, while others create with metal and wood. I occasionally make something with fabric scraps; however, paper scraps are my frequent medium of choice.

I’m sharing a couple of projects this month. First, for the third year running, I’ve assembled Valentine’s Day-themed crafting kits that I place alongside our Little Free Library.

I had the pleasure of watching a four-year-old claim one, which delighted us both. This is probably the last year I’ll be assembling kits from scraps, as I’ve exhausted my entire stash of seasonal paper and embellishments. Next year’s kits won’t qualify as ScrapHappy, but they will still be fun to make.

My second project is a card. I used the cover of a 6 x 6 tablet of paper, which you might otherwise toss. I wanted to emulate a quilt and found the small square samples pictured on the front of the tablet were a perfect size.

I worked around the barcode and other printing and had just enough colored squares to make a small card. The grey scrap backing is smaller than the cover, but I made it work by piecing it together.

Part of the package title shows in the third row, so I covered it with a strategically placed greeting. After trimming the grey paper to a small border, I added texture using one of my embossing folders. Finally, a scrap of lavender paper forms the card.

Please follow the links below to see what other crafty folks are up to. Welcome, Karrin, who joined us for the first time this month.

ScrapHappy is open to all. Please reach out to Kate, linked below, if you would like to join in the fun.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, JanMoira, SandraChrisClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, Edith
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, DebbieroseNóilinViv, and Karrin

22 thoughts on “ScrapHappy: Curbside Crafts and Paper Quilts

  1. Hear, hear. Beautifully done. Wonderful to make a four year old happy, and it is amazing, to me, how you take odds and ends to make a card that could be sold in a high-end shop. What a talent you have!


  2. I’m so happy to see you here today. I LOVE the quilty card! I see those covers and hate to see them tossed away. This card is just beautiful and soft. Love the embossing. I wish there was someone to teach that kind of thing here but then, I’d be in a deeper hole than I already am with the hobbies. Making a four year old happy makes for a great day. Note to follow.


    • Claire I love making these kits! I remember my own childhood crafting as I assemble them. Even during the leanest times, our mom always had something creative for us to do. She made homemade paste from flour and water with a bit of salt, and we would cut up old magazines and paste them into books.


  3. So happy to see you here, Alys!! I’m sorry to be so late to comment…
    Your Valentine craft kits surely warmed many hearts in your neighborhood, my dear! Creating your scrappy, quilt card from those sample squares was so very clever! Embossing your paper quilt really gave it a soft, vintage quilt ‘feel.’
    Thank you for the heartfelt letter, Alys!! I have already read it several times. I promise to write soon! I think of you with each passing storm and hope that you and your family are safe and well. xoxo


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