Hello! Alice with you today to share a great way to use up your Deco Foil™ scraps. The best part is that this is a no-heat technique. All you need are scraps of foil in assorted colors, the new DecoFoil™ Adhesive pen, and something to help you press the foil firmly into the adhesive – a manual die-cutting machine works perfectly for this.

Since graduation season will soon be upon us, I decided to create a card and matching gift bag for my project.

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Therm O Web Supplies:

DecoFoil™ Foil Transfer Sheets – Assorted Colors
DecoFoil™ Adhesive Pen
Zots™ for Bling
Tape Runner
3D Foam Squares


Black, white, green cardstock; stamps, butterfly, and banner dies – Papertrey Ink
Number dies
Sequins, ribbon
paper gift bag

Project Instructions:

The first step is to create a foil “collage” using your scraps. Cut a piece of black cardstock to the size you need (other colors of cardstock work too, but black really makes the foil pop).

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Gather scraps of DecoFoil™ and a DecoFoil Adhesive Pen. Working on small sections at a time, cover the cardstock with adhesive, allow to dry for a minute or so until tacky to the touch, and cover the section with foil scraps. Run through a manual die-cutting machine to press the foil into the adhesive. Peel off the foil transfer sheets to reveal the foiled cardstock. Continue to add foil until the entire sheet is covered. Go back over any spots and layer foil as you like.

To create the card, die cut the butterfly layer from white cardstock and place over a section of the foiled cardstock. Mat with black cardstock and adhere to a white card base. Stamp the sentiment on green cardstock cut to a banner shape and embellish with sequins using Zots™ for Bling.

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The shine from the foil layer adds so much interest to the card – I couldn’t resist photographing it from multiple angles.

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With the leftover foiled cardstock, cut out the word “Happy” and numbers to embellish a coordinating gift bag.

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This would be an easy project to adapt to any color scheme… try using the recipient’s school colors for a one-of-a-kind graduation gift wrap or decoration. Or create one using wedding colors for a shower gift or metallics for an anniversary card – so many variations of this technique and so many colors of foil – you are bound to find the perfect combo!

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Thanks so much for visiting today!

11 Comments on Use up Your Deco Foil Scraps – No Heat Required!

  1. Laura
    May 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm (6 years ago)

    I tried out the DecoFoil at Snap this year. It is so fun and easy to use. Can’t wait to get crafting with it.

  2. Heather G
    May 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm (6 years ago)

    Loving all the different ways to use the foil & scraps.

    • admin
      May 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Glad we can help inspire you! This is a fantastic project!

  3. Denise Sullivan
    May 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm (6 years ago)

    This is such a bright fun project and I always love finding ways to use my scraps up especially when it looks this amazing. Anyone would be proud to receive this just so pretty!

  4. karenladd
    May 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Oooh I would love to win this prize pack and give Deco Foil a try! Loving the beautiful projects and all that shine.

  5. shartl
    May 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm (6 years ago)

    What a great way to use up the scraps to make some pretty foiled paper to use on cards and die cuts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Jen Radloff
    May 6, 2016 at 7:48 pm (6 years ago)

    That is a neat idea!!! I’ll have to do one like that!!!

  7. Penny Kitzmiller
    May 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm (6 years ago)

    OMG I would give anything to win this wonderful giveaway!#Deco Foil
    I bet, would be so much fun to create with. I can just imagine so many ideas for using the Deco Foil.

  8. Michelle Hotchkiss
    May 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE DecoFoil!! Can’t ever have too much shine!

  9. Denise Bryant
    May 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm (6 years ago)

    Love the look of these gorgeous foils! They add such beautiful colors and shine to the projects! Can’t wait to get some to try out! Love the effect!

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