It’s a happy day indeed around these parts because I’m excited to share a few of my new products from Simon Says Stamp with you today as part of the You Are Loved release blog hop! And today’s card includes something I tend to always have lying around: cardstock scraps!
My system for sorting scraps is super basic. Four shelves in my paper cabinet: one for ROY (reds, oranges, yellows), one for GBIV (greens, blues, indigos, violets), one for neutrals (blacks, grays, browns) and one for whites. Whatever can be saved is tucked into one of these shelves and my card today just features a handful of scraps to create a colorful die cut tag greeting.
Here is the video showing you how I created the card:
Thanks for watching. All card supplies are linked at the end of this post! Now onto the blog hop…
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The talented Suzy Plantamura has released a brand new set of her watercolor prints! These prints are 5.5 x 4.25 and are printed on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock. They are perfect for painting with your watercolors!
BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. They will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January.
Here is today’s list of card makers who are part of the hop!
Cathy Zielske—you are here!
Kelsey Thomas says
Your rainbow tag is cool. 🙂 Great way to use up scraps!
Love how clean and simple this is! Classic CZ. Love it!
Kimberly O. says
I love this card! I’ve never tried the paper strip method for any part of a card. That sentiment set is awesome… “fricken awesome”… 😀
Clever! I like using up the scraps
Denaha J Doss says
Love the card with the scraps and REALLY love the secret message in the glue. When I see the word “resplendent”, I think of a peacock. TFS!
Lisa Achilles says
Love, love this card. So cute and it’s always great to use scraps.
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love the strips of colors! Great card!
Clean and simple. Love it! Also love the way to use up those endless scraps lying around! 🙂
Sharon O says
I really like your card but I LOVE your sorting system! I’ve struggled with scraps but since I won’t throw any away, your system sounds like a keeper.
carol ann says
There you go again, clean and simple! Love it!
Great way to make use of scraps! I need to set up a system like yours – right now they just end up in a corner of my desk and I’m running out of work space!
Sherri Little says
Love to use up scraps. Even though making one card won’t use up much, I feel like I’ve purged a whole room.
Sue Symens says
Great job Kathy! Love a great clean card.
Siobhan Burtlow says
Harshita Sachan says
love the pop of colors with otherwise white card! Clean and simple.
Isabel Z says
You are so talented!
Chris W says
Great card. I will have to give the paper scrap technique a try. I love how it looks. Thanks for sharing.
Marti Starnes says
What a cute and simple card. I love it!
Becky Green says
BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Cathy!!! I save my scraps that can be used, & most of the time, FORGET to use them! LOL A BEAUTIFUL way to use up those scraps!!! 😉 SUPER JOB!!! 😀
Love the tag die.
eileen bochsler says
Love the idea of a way to use ALL my paper scraps
Cindi F says
Beautiful card and I love your system with the scraps!
Teri S. says
The CAS card with the pops of colour on the tag is wonderful! I store my scraps by colour groupings as well. 🙂
Sandy Stein says
Hey, Cathy, love your creativity and organizational ideas.
Nice use of scraps. Very cute and colorful tag and it pops on the white card.
I like it! Rainbows, die-cutting, texture. gotta love it. Strong very strong.
barbara lassiter says
Cute card and it is a super way to use those scraps. They accumulate so quickly! 🙂 This is a great release and I am loving this blog hop, for all the inspiration from such talented designers.
Such a lovely card , love this die. Thanks for the video.
Stacey Kowbel says
Ooooh, I love the rainbow tag!
Becca Yahrling says
This is really sweet!
Rose Mary Smalley says
I love the way this turned out. I too have scraps that need to be used….great idea..thank you so much for sharing.
Nice card! Good use of scraps.
Sandy Stein says
Way to go, Cathy. Great ideas!
Mary G says
Love the strips of cardstock – great way to use them up!! And, thank you for the idea on how to store those scraps of paper. I have one of those! Brilliant idea!
Chris Handy says
Darling rainbow card
Awesome release and AWESOME creation! I especially love the use of multiple colors for the tag element!
Cynthia Cole says
Beautiful card using up your scraps!
Oh Happy Card! So cute and cheerful, love the sayings stamp (was racing to read a few as you demoed). That Cuttlebug is my fave (and probably oldest) embossing folder too.
Love the simplicity of your card
Mirella Rogan says
Using up scraps always makes me happy, especially when the result is as lovely as your card! 🙂
Louanne Collins says
Cute card – love the Sentiments stamp!
Cute and colorful. I like that it’s made from scraps. My box is running over. I love how you store yours. My #1goal this year is getting better organized and this tip is most helpful. Thanks for sharing.
Heather Nelson says
Fabulous rainbow tag!! Love when we can find a great way to use all those scraps. Thanks for the tip with the bone folder. I’ve had a few papers not stay adhered when I do this technique. I’ll have try that idea!
Sheri Kempke says
Great card, love how you store your scraps and I agree, Jennifer is the Yoda of card making!
This is a great new release from Simon and thanks for sharing your awesome ideas.
Lindar C says
A great way to use up scraps, I finally decided to toss some because I had SO many, I still have a ton but now I will use them like you did instead of just for word dies.
Great idea to use scraps, and love the card!
Alice Turak says
Your scrap storage idea is brilliant. Thank you.
Love the simple, well designed card.
Lori Kobular says
Who doesn’t love to get a rainbow in the mail! I love how you made your card using the rainbow tag! Very pretty indeed!!
Karen Berry says
Such a creative use of scrap paper! CZ you are inspirational to me! Love the font words you design for Simon Says Stamp. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
Karthikha Uday says
Such a happy rainbow card 🙂 Lovely! 🙂
Teresa Doyle says
How stinkin’ cute is THIS? Cathy, you are my scrappy hero! A sweet card! ♥ IT!
Nancy Ward says
Cindy Aguirre says
Your card is so happy looking! Love that tag! I might just go use up some of my scraps! Thanks for sharing!
Great way to use up scraps!
Amy Brown says
I love your scrappy card! I also save scraps in cardstock and scrapbook paper so I have a pretty hefty stack of papers I could use to make something similar. Thanks for the fun inspiration!
Love your scrappy tag! Thank you. I’m very interested to find out what type of paper sorter where your shelves pull out.
Julie L says
Fun card. I save all my scraps, too, but have not found an organized way to store them. May try your idea with plastic pouches since my shelf/drawer space is limited.
So very cute! Love all those dots. Such a clever sentiment too! Thanks Cathy!
Karen Hale says
Enjoy making tags and a great way to use our stash of scraps. love your rainbow tag and the sentiments in this new release.
Janet Durbin says
I love that you created your tag from scraps! Great card!
Martha H. says
Simple but beautiful. Love the pretty rainbow colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy James says
You are resplendent! Thanks for the tip on using up scraps. Lovely card!
I love the use of scraps! It something we all have in our craft rooms.
Lisa Byers says
Love the rainbow tag!! Great use of scraps. I love rambling through mine to find something that I can use to jazz up a card I’m working on. Wonderful card!!
Karen Benedict says
It looks as though I’m going to have to purchase that O Happy Day Die. I’ve simply fallen in love with it and I reallty love the rainbow coloring you used with this die. Love your card!
Mona Sen says
What a happy card! And I just love those Swiss Dots!
Dee Earnshaw says
Love this innovative card – fun colors:)
Anne Sturgeon says
Love your use of scraps. Very colorful.
joy meadows says
A really pretty card using your scraps, Cathy! Love the tag die and the sentiments too. Happy New Year to you.
Nikki Stinson says
If a project uses paper scraps…I’m all for it!! Great inspiration.
Robin Brower says
What an inspirational way to use up all the scraps in my stash!! Thank you for sharing your designs.
Sue Rosa says
Great idea for using up scraps. The card turned out great.
Michele K. Henderson says
Beautiful bright and bold style!
Janelle H. says
LOVE this tag die with its sweet message. Your card is adorable. Thanks for the video!
Jenelle Triggs says
Super cute! Great use of scraps to make your pretty tag.
Arianna Barbara says
sharon Gullikson says
The embossing adds so much to plain white card stock, it’s incredible.
Barbara Walborn says
Great use of scraps. I like your scrap storage too.
Michelle Hackett says
Lol, hysterical. Thank you for this resplendent card!!!!
Meghan Kennihan says
Great idea for the scraps! I have soooo many! And I love those colors!
Gail Alcorn says
Clean and simple! Love it! Love when I use my scraps!
Jeanne Beam says
Fantastic card! Great way to use up your scraps.
Thanks for sharing…
Rainbows from scraps. Brilliant.
Vicky C says
What a fun card, inspiring idea to use up scraps!
Love this idea!! Who doesn’t have a ton of scraps? Thanks for the great idea!
Cheriese Henderson says
Such a fun card!! Oh my I sort my scraps the same way haha!
Now I want to start singing, “Oh Happy Day”. Love that song and love your scrap system. You made a great little tag.
Patricia Butler says
Great idea for scraps!
Suzi Metcalfe says
Love it! I could make 500 of these and still have enough scraps for about that many more, at least! I will definitely consider this, especially with the swiss dot background, one of my faves, too! One thing, you got back in the groove too quickly. I was wanting that looong video! :o)
Denise Mlady says
Cute card, love using up scraps! The sentiment stamp set is really great.
Angela R. says
Great rainbow tag. Thanks sharing an idea on how to use the die and paper scraps!
Monica Linerode says
Love, love the way to use up color scrap papers.
D.Ann C says
What a delightful way to use scraps! I’m so jealous of your neat scrap storage!!
Kaye Thrasher says
Great card. Love the tag. Very clever. Fun video too. Thanks for sharing your art.?
Maureen Reiss says
Super cute and colorful card!! I love how you labeled your scrap shelves!!!
Susie F says
Great looking card.
Every thing about this…… I simply love! So fun and classic and pretty. In the middle of your creative process when you had the strips glued to the paper just prior to die cutting the tag I loved the rectangle of color….. so subtle and graphic. It would make an awesome card.
I keep scraps as well. Every last piece.
I see someone’s signature color palette peaking out in that rainbow 🙂
Love your card! Oh Happy Day ?
Thanks for showing how you store your scraps of paper, I always struggle with this!
Sue D says
Cute and cheery and great way to use scraps.
Only creative and practical women like you can make such a wonderful card using your scraps. Thank you for sharing!
Bonnie Eng says
Fabulous use of scraps. I always have so many, myself. This is very inspiring as a way to use them up – that rainbow tag is gorgeous!
Stacy H. says
What a great design! It’s simply resplendent!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Love your blog. These are really beautiful work and thank you for sharing tips on how to store the scrap!
Great use of your scraps…and the die from the Simon Says new release. tfs
Denise Raley says
BEAUTIFUL.!!!!! This is a bright,fun card. I think anyone would love to get a rainbow in the mail.!
Aw, what a sweet card! I love the texture!!
I hate saving my scraps, but always feel such a sense of satisfaction when I use them up… gonna have to make some tags. Thanks for the inspiration!
Denise Bryant says
Awesome use of your scraps! I love using mine also!
Loly Borda says
I love how you used your scraps Cathy! Such a happy card! TFS
Amy Lombardo says
Cathy, I love the colors you used for your card. Beautiful!
Very creative using your scraps!
Darlene Fellows says
What a fun card! Love the colours and the especially love the sentiment. Thanks so much fo the inspiration. 🙂
Great idea Cathy and yeh, I save my scraps also. I have put them in a folder with see true pockets and have them sorted by colour. In each folder there is a colourgroup that is the same as in my box with regular cardstock. Always have a piece of scrap for die cutting. Thank you for showing your idea and awesome card and have great weekend.
Great way to use scraps! You created a lovely card, I will definitely give this idea a try.
Love that rainbow tag on top of the white on white! And I love how you store scraps too
Suzanne Ardiff says
Glad to see someone using scraps. I need to try these ideas
Sabrina Radican says
Ho adorable and the tag die is really cute!!!
Terese T Martinez says
Great way to use scraps
Love this fun and colorful card.
Nandini Karmarkar says
Thanks for sharing your scrap storage. I always have a problem storing mine. Love your card. It is so simple and so beautiful!
Sally Sherfield says
Cute card and a great way to use up those card scraps we all seem to accumulate.
Maaike Uijthoven says
great use of scraps, I never have many, but I try to use everything, fab card and postcards
Carmela Douglas Hubler says
Great inspiration for using up our scrap paper!
Love that rainbow tag and your storing system!
Natalie Winterstein says
So cute and such a great idea to use up scraps! Fabulous!
Mary Holshouser says
thanks for the suggestion on ways to use
scraps. Also love how you store the
scraps. I use a milk crate with dividers
but the shelving would be much better.
The card is great – so colorful.
thanks for sharing
Patty Eifert says
Fabulous idea for your scraps! The tag looks awesome!
Toni L says
How clever! Love the final look of the card–clean and sophisticated!
Sheila Bacon says
I have so many scraps that I truly appreciate ideas re: ways to use the scraps. Super looking tag! Thanks for the video showing how you created the tag!
I could make a million cards with all my scraps! I must do this! Thank you!
Jaclyn Watler says
I’m always looking for ways to use up my scraps. Love this idea! Thanks for showing how you organize your scraps too…to be honest, mine are all mixed together in an old tupperware container lol
Lynn K Brumm says
Super beautiful!!! XXOO
So cheery and fun!
Thank you for sharing this card. I’m always looking for beautiful ways to use up those little scraps left over from other projects. This is perfect!
What an adorable card!
Wow! What a cool card!
Adore the rainbow tag but most of all YAY to you for using up those scraps to make an adorable card!
Robin Kepler says
Great way to use up some scrap or smaller papers!
Glenda S Demorest says
I love these cards!
Jodi Warren says
Love the sentiment stamp set. Definitely on my list of must haves. Thanks for sharing the use of scraps to build the card as I have many scraps and have yet to figure out how to do anything with them. Great idea.
Kerry Myers says
Fabulous use of scraps… I even love your organization of your scraps.
Cathy Lillie says
My scraps overfloweth! This is a great idea to use up those scrap pieces that we all have laying around. Your card is very colorful and fun! Love the new tag!
Judy B says
Fun card Cathie. It’s nice to see someone else keeps scraps too, lol. Thanks for sharing this card with us.
Barbara A Heinly says
Great way to use scraps and an “easy piecey” card idea. I do like the die cut. Thanks for sharing.
cyndi morris says
Love this card. And I’m very impressed at how organized your paper scraps are!
What a cheery, bright tag!!
Liz O says
Fab CAS design Cathy, I love that you used scraps! Thanks for the inspiration.
Susan O'Halloran says
Beautiful, colorful card! It and you are simply “resplendent “!
Audre G says
Cute, cheery card. Using scraps is the best. I have some scraps that would be great for this because I have suddenly started hanging on to slivers of special cardstock from around die cuts. I wouldn’t even have to cut them.
Liz Ford says
A rainbow of colors and a fun tag to attach to show someone some love.
Jennifer Petersen says
Great card! I love even more that you were able to use scraps. Thanks for sharing your organizing idea for those. I have a drawer but I am loving the ROY GBIV neutral idea . .. Thanks for sharing!
Gayle Bartholomew says
What a beautiful way to use scraps! Thanks for sharing.
Laura H says
Super Stick Chick says
Wonderfully creative card. Love how you used the scraps.
Siobhann Bakke says
Oh happy day indeed!! You ring my bell CZ. You have come a long way on your card making journey and its really fun to see you go! Love your designs and your ‘realness’.
Mindy Drummond says
Very cool card, I love that you put scraps to good use!! Thanks for sharing this today and for the inspiration 🙂
Terri W says
What a great way to use up all those little scraps.
Linnea Sundstrom says
my favorite part of this card is the hidden gluey-heart under the main panel!! 😀
Lisa Moline says
It may be a simple card but it’s so pretty! I love the use of scraps for stripes! Thanks for the inspiration!
Annette Gordon says
I love how you used scrapes of paper to make such an amazing card!
Carolee McCaslin says
I LOVE your fun and colorful card!!
Great way to use up scraps. Because who doesnt have a drawer or box full…lol.
Terrie D. says
Your card looks so cool! I love the rainbow scraps you used for the tag die. 🙂
Annette Reed says
I’ve got boxes of scraps. I’m going to have to remember this idea because I have a terrible time coming up with ideas to use them. I like how colorful your tag is.
Kathy J in Ellicott City says
Marisela Delgado says
Great tag and awesome colors
Shelly P says
Your tags are so cool! ?I love the strips of rainbow paper scraps! ? So clever! This is such a fun release…can’t wait to go shopping! ??✨
Jeannie F says
Super fun card! I really love that tag AND those sentiments.
Amy Cooley says
Cute ideas! I like the tag with the die cut words.
Wendy Lambert says
Very sweet card. I love the rainbow tag! Great use of your scraps! I will have to steal this idea!
Becca Neeley says
Striped paper is my favorite way to use up scraps! You taught me a new way to use it, I’m going to have to try a tag now. Thanks for the inspiration!
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! I LOVE this NEW Products and the AMAZING Card you Created!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Heidi Rees says
Rainbows are always a good idea! What a happy card!
Rosann Barnes says
Ok… I love your thinking and the way you created your tag ( I’m a senior citizen; I get it ); so very fun !! Love your storage system as well… I use an accordian file !
Steffi H. says
This kit is just so very lovely. 🙂
I love your colorful scrap paper card.
Lynne Jardine says
Fab colourful card!
Karen Page says
Gotta love any card design that either uses up your scraps, or makes 2 cards for the effort of 1! I’m thinking a wider piece of scrap strips could yield either multiple tags or a couple card fronts! And that is magic in my world!!! TFS!
Marisela Delgado says
Great tag and colors
Regina Roach says
Love the card and fun commentary.
Denise Ward says
Not only do I like your colorful card, but I love the system you have for paper scraps! I’m totally stealing that idea right now!! 😀 Thanks for the great tip!
Holly Stephens says
Pretty way to use scraps without looking like you’re using your scraps! ?