Working with Scraps

Today’s quick tip is all about making the most of your scrap paper.  When I am working with a paper pack, I tend to keep all of my papers together until my project is finished and the paper is pretty much exhausted.  At that point, I’m left with scraps.  Here are some tips for working with bits of paper.

1. Store your scraps in a bowl on your workspace.  Very often we have a tendency to work with what is at hand.

2. Trim odd shapes into squares or rectangles and store them in clear envelopes grouped by color.  You might also decide to use punches to create shapes from your scraps before storing them.  The next time you need a specific color of paper to mat a photo or create an embellishment, try the scrap packet before cutting a full sheet of cardstock.

3. Use your scraps to make a card or embellishment right away.  Today’s project is the perfect example.  I had a few bits of the Ariana papers left over from other projects and I cut them into squares to create this colorful card.

Card made with Ariana papers

Card made with Ariana papers

Please add a comment and share your tips for getting the most out of your paper scraps.