Scrap backgrounds are some of my favorites to make. I have a hard time throwing scraps away, and actually many of my favorite scrap and color combinations turn up when I'm cleaning off my desk! I often end up with strips of paper that are about 2 inches wide, and I like to use them in horizontal blocks for a background panel. I also enjoy making Herringbone
backgrounds. A tip for all these background styles - use adhesive label paper as a base for all your background pieces. It's lightweight, easy to use, and less mess. Once you have all the pieces in place, you can use a die to trim the panel to size.