December 13, 2014

Organizing Scrap Paper & Making Cards From Scraps

Hello, it's been a while since I posted anything. Just like you I have been busy getting ready for Christmas. I made all my Christmas card and even the tags that went on the children's gifts.
In the mean time my scraps have been stacking up. I have had 4 card parties, Halloween cards, a tag swap and the Christmas cards and tags. A little over 4 inches of scrap paper! And I didn't use scraps on hardly any of that!!! I know shame on me.

See how easy this was. The only thing is it was time consuming. I just turned on the TV and watched HGTV while I was trimming and sorting papers.

This is a picture of the small scraps and I am able to just finger through it to see if  have anything I need. This size is great for punches and dies as there are some really small pieces in here.

The top two boxes are for large scraps and I have them placed right in front of me. All I have to do is reach up and use what I need. I am going to concentrate on using these scraps for a while by going to the scraps first to use for my cards.

Now this is what I used  for my two cards that I made. I did the little circles and squares and chose two flowers. See the one on the right, that was the original color of the flower. I changed the colors to match the flowers in the base color of the card. Then I did print and cut and went about putting my card together.

I just love the way they turned out, and will be using them. I can see where this is really going to work our well. The Explore really make it possible with changing the color. I love the print and cut as it allows me to use a finished size that I normally would have never attempted cutting because the layers would have been too small. Now I just flatten. LOVE IT!
I hope you enjoyed today's post and that it really helps you in dealing with your scraps. I would have love file folders but I just don't have the space for it and this WORKS! Thank your for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.
Have a blessed day.

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