Scrap Frames & Pumpkins

October 12, 2014

By Judi Kauffman

Don’t toss those scraps! The pieces that are left after you make Katie Label Accordion cards can be combined to create interesting frames for flat-front cards. The shape and dimensions of the frames will depend on how many pieces you use and how you arrange them.

In keeping with the theme and palette of the scraps I had on hand I added pumpkins, leaves,
a Jack ‘O Lantern, wood grain and solid color cardstock, a black spider and some black stars.

I know these won’t be the last of my Scrap Frames projects. I’ve got a zippy plastic bag on my work table and plan to keep refilling it.


1. Arrange patterned paper leftovers from Katie Label Accordion cards to create frames in various shapes and sizes. When pleased with the combinations, glue them to speckled or solid color cardstock rectangles measuring about a quarter-inch larger than the frame on all sides.

2. Put Pumpkins and Leaves Peel-offs in Black or Gold, or a combination, onto Fire Opal Gemstones Shimmer Sheetz. Cut around the shapes staying as close as possible to the outlines.

3. Use the photos for layout ideas. Assemble A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inch) top- or side-fold card fronts: One frame, a pair of pumpkins or a Jack ‘O Lantern, and two or three leaves per card.

4. Options:
Use foam tape or dots to add dimension to pumpkins and leaves (Peel-offs sheet called Pumpkins includes leaves and a Jack ‘O Lantern as well as pumpkins).
Add a spider and some stars from Halloween in Frame Peel-offs in Black.
Remember to look at both front and back of the scraps if they have been cut from 2-sided papers.



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

2585 Halloween in Frame Peel-offs in Black

2538 Pumpkins in Black and/or Gold

SS 0218 Shimmer Sheetz in Fire Opal Gemstones

903 Katie Label Accordion

Other – An Eerie Tale Collection (Graphic 45); Solid color and wood grain cardstock (any manufacturer)

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  • Reply Mary Prasad October 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Wonderful ideas! I really love the leaves and pumpkins!

  • Reply kellyboothKelly Booth October 15, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Great Idea Judi!!! Love the creations too… 🙂

  • Reply Nancy Walker October 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Fantastic idea! I have been looking at those scraps recently, thinking there must be a use for them. In fact, I turned a couple of the fancy label accordion die scraps into “legs” to support a title on top of a mantelpiece accordion display I made for Halloween. Glad to know there are lots of things we can do with our scraps! Thanks,.

  • Reply Patty Graham Burke October 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Love this idea. Waste not ……. want not!!!

  • Reply Frances Byrne October 13, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Fabulous idea on using up all those scraps that we generate

  • Reply sharon October 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    smart, smart and smart! They look great.

  • Reply Christine Kosmak October 12, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Great idea Judi, I was actually wondering how long before some one would come up with an idea for the “scraps” because I couldn’t bear to throw them out either!!! Thanks so much for sharing this idea!!!!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel October 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Great idea!!

  • Reply barb macaskill October 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

    This pumpkin I absolutely scrumptious!! Love how you used your scraps!! Hubby says I am nuts to save “garbage” pieces but he just doesn’t realize that there is no such thing as garbage pieces when it comes to scrap papers. TFS!

    • Reply Christine Kosmak October 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      I have to totally agree with you Barb on this, except I don’t have a hubby to “complain” about keeping so called scraps!!!

  • Reply Raquel Mason October 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Great use of Katie Accordion scraps! I love getting extra mileage out of my dies by using the die scraps in different ways.

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