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.