Use Your Designer Series Paper Scraps! Basketweave Technique Tutorial

Gingham Garden basketweave card tutorial - use your scraps of scrapbooking papers for a fun background!  By LovenStamps

Is your scrapbooking/card making area overrun by little baggies of designer series paper scraps?  You know, the strips of paper left over after you trim a piece to the necessary size? Then you’re like me!!  (Although mine are stuffed in the bottom of each DSP package – making up scrap bags would be a whole level of organization beyond my capabilities…)

This latticework or basketweave background is a fun way to use up some of those paper scraps.  Here are the tips you’ll need.

DIY Basketweave Technique Tips:

  • Design your weave to be loose (like here) or tight (where all the papers meet against each other)
  • Don’t cover your weaving!  Use a vellum layer to let the basketweave show through to the front.
  • Trim your ends flush with the card front or make slanted cuts for ‘ribbon tails’
  • Use Designer Series Paper scraps from the same package — all the colors and prints will match!

Basketweave technique for recycling leftover strips of scrapbooking paper - Video Tutorial by LovenStamps

One more fun technique on this card — Coloring with Washi Tape.  If you didn’t see it yesterday, be sure to catch that video tutorial on my blog!

Here’s the Basketweave Technique in action – if you’re viewing via email subscription, click here to see the post & video directly on my blog


This card is from my May Stamps in the Mail Club projects – available only until May 30, so if you’d like a kit, you’ll need to order right away. This one uses the fabulous So Very Grateful stamp set (133053) and the gorgeous spring-y Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314).

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