Sunday, July 18, 2021

How to Make a Paper Snippet Roll

Hi my friends!

Did you have a nice weekend ?

I hope you were able to get out and enjoy some

sunshine!

Oh my goodness!

We are back to wearing masks inside again.

To take my mind off of the silliness of California-

I'm sharing a little scrap project today-



After I have been making cards or  a junk journal,

I have many scraps of paper left over. 

A snippet roll would be a last effort to use up small pieces of paper.

I always keep a box or tray to corral

all the little bits.



The base of the roll can be anything. I used book pages cut to 2'' wide.




I just start gluing one piece on top of another, as you would 

for collage.

There is no right or wrong placement.

My strip was about 45'' and then I stopped.

I decides to run the roll through the sewing machine,

because I used a lot of card stock.

Here is a few close ups-












I cut a paper towel tube and glued circles on the ends

to make spools.

I used washi tape to attach to roll-


Both sides are interesting!








Add a bit of twine to secure.






Here's anther roll that was not sewn.

















You can hang your snippets on a hanger,



I put these strips on a spool.



When you want to use a piece just tear it off the roll!

If you use a piece in the middle just glue the ends back together,




I used some antique lace-



and netting-



 
                                                                                     as a base for a tag.







You can have the paper snippet roll ready for when you need to add a little collage

to something you are working on -

In a journal you can work horizontal or vertical.

Glue on edges or pockets.

Use as gift wrap or ribbon.

Make your snippet roll in different colors or themes.

Use cloth and ribbon scraps-

add buttons and charms!



I made this birthday card using a bit of snippet with

a few collage pictures.

I used a simplicity pattern from the 70's and a picture from a children's book.


Here are some rolls in my cubby !



If you make a journal as a gift wouldn't it

 be nice to also give a snippet roll to match?









I recommend this project if you need a little help to clean up your craft area!

I was so happy to organize my desk for now :)

Thank you!

XO Lisa S





36 comments:

  1. What a great idea for all those bits that are always left over! I have two scrap bins (colors and neutrals) I'm constantly trying to use up!

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    1. Thanks Carol,
      I was surprised how many scraps I used up !
      Most people would probably throw away these small ones, but I always think I may need theM. Taking the time to make long strips saves time in the long run-maybe- not sure, but fun to make.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. This looks like a fun way to use up a paper stash. I don't have a sewing machine. Do they do well just glued together?

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    1. Yes Jenny, They stayed glued together well. You can flip over
      your roll and overlap a bit on the back. I did that so the roll would be strong and pretty on both sides. I have used more of the roll without stitching- It's easier to tear off pieces.
      It's fun-I hope you make one!
      xo Lisa S

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  3. What a cute idea for those that scrapbook! Plus it serves as design décor:)

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  4. Such a FUN and UNIQUE way to display keepsakes!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-51/
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

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  5. Oh my goodness! This is so creative, and the perfect way to use up scrap paper. I love it! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com!

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you- Thank you!
      Yes scraps beget scraps, at least they are smaller piles now.
      Thank you for hosting a wonderful party!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. You know I adore these. I ' ve watched videos but You made your own spool which i love I bed you could use a piece of scrap wood spindle for a spool too. All wrapped up with a bow they are so sweet.

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    1. Michele
      Your comment is like getting a hug:)
      Thank you so much my friend.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Wow, this is a great idea, Lisa! I always have so many little pieces that I tend to ignore and waste. This is perfect! I'm glad you shared it at Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. P.S. I've featured this at Thursday Favorite Things, today. :)

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    2. Pam
      You made my day :)
      I'm so glad you liked my snippet rolls!
      Thank you SO much!!!!!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I saw snippet rolls on pinterest once a while back but I've never made one, they are so pretty!

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    1. Oh and I forgot to say I love how you made a spool for yours - brilliant!

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    2. Thank you Julie!
      I'm so glad you liked the snippet rolls. You always make the most detailed and delicate beauties! Thank you for visiting :)
      I really appreciate your kind words.
      I hope you have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. I've seen this done with fabric, but not paper, etc. I really like the look and it's a great way to get the little pieces out where you can see and use them. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  10. Super cute and creative, wow! What a fun idea!
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna!
      Thank you - You're a sweetie.
      Have a great week!
      xo Lisa S

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  11. So glad you shared these at my party last week so I could make sure to feature this week! GORGEOUS!!

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    1. Carol,
      Thank you so much!!!!
      Oh and thanks for the inspiration for my next snippet roll!
      XO Lisa S
      xo Lisa S

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  12. I love a good snippet roll Lisa.
    Thank you for sharing this tutorial at the Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Oh how awesome! Thank you so much. I appreciate you SO much.
      I enjoy all the inspiration at the Shabby Art Boutique.
      I'm just thrilled and I will be right over ;)
      xo Lisa S

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  13. How cool! I have a whole bag of scraps that I could do this with!!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania!
      They are fun to make and a bit addictive ;)
      Now I'm going through Christmas scraps.
      xo LisaS

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  14. What a fabulous idea, Lisa! Your paper snippet rolls are so pretty, and so handy to have ready to use as well. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. Take care and I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. April.
      Thank you so much! It's a pleasure to join you.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. I will be using this idea to decorate my canning jars. I've been looking for something new for them.

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    1. Jane,
      Great idea- I think it would be amazing as a belly band on a jar!
      xo Lisa S

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  16. I love paper crafting so I adore your ideas for the paper snippet roll.
    Hugs,
    Kippi

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  17. Lisa, oh my!!! I HAD to share your post last week at Share Your Style #312... I love how you made these snippets and the rolls! I think I have my gift ideas for coworkers for this year... :D Wonderful and so beautiful...

    Enjoy yours, and I pinned to several boards as usual,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Barb
      Thank you so much!
      I like your idea- it would be a nice little gift to a crafter,
      Thank you for hosting each week, I know it must be a lot of work. I always appreciate your visit and sweet comments!
      xo Lisa S

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