Paper Scraps

Floral greeting card

Make this quick card with project scraps

My friend Joann has an amazing system for organizing her paper scraps.  She has a clear envelope with dividers and sorts her scraps by color.  Another scrapbooker I know puts all of her odds and ends in a bowl which she leaves out whenever she’s working on a project.  She tells me that she is more likely to use what she sees.

I struggle with scraps.  I hate to throw out something pretty or something useful.  What I find to be more effective than storing my extra bits and pieces is to use them up right away!  Last night I had created a birthday card using our Brushed collection and I found I had a a good sized scrap of the floral paper left over.  I couldn’t let this gorgeous paper go to waste so I made a simple card by cutting the piece into three equal pieces, mounting them on cardstock and embellishing the card with a cute button and some pen work.

What’s your best solution for paper scraps?  Please share your ideas in the comments.

Fresh Starts

There is something about the start of a New Year that puts me in the mood to get organized and make plans.  It feels great to have a fresh start and with the Spring/Summer Idea Book coming out February 1st, there is an extra incentive to get everything in its place before I splurge on new products!   One of the best changes to my creative space is the addition of an Exclusive Inks Organizer, which my upline awarded to me at my last team meeting.   This handy caddy holds 60 stamp pads and over 70 markers and features a swivel base.  I love that it also has a handle making it super easy for me to carry it to crops.

Caddy holds stamp pads and markers

Exclusive Inks Organizer

Close To My Heart offers a wide selection of products to help with any crafty organizing project.  The Pigment Inks foam insert is a favorite of mine.  If you are looking to get your scrapbook space ready for a new year of creative projects, let me know how I can help.  A change in your work area may be just the thing to get your stamping mojo flowing!

While I am taking time to plan my next craft projects, I like to get my photos printed.  I find that printing in bulk when I find a good deal on Snapfish saves me both time and money.  Currently, they have a special for 100 4×6 prints for $10 with shipping included.  Use code 1JANPRT or try code 3JANPRT and get 300 prints for $29!  These codes expire January 26, 2014.   I regularly post offers for photo printing on my Facebook page so please be sure to ‘like” Bewitched Crafts on Facebook.  I can’t wait to help you create treasured scrapbooks with your photos.