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.


BethAnn M said...

Thank you for the great tips about scraps! I have quite a few in some folders in my basket and try to use them whenever possible. I loved the way your cards turned out, too. Thank you, Sheila BethAnn M.

Charlotte C said...

Any tip dealing with scraps is a good tip. I like the idea of keeping 12" long scraps together. I keep my scraps by color in one of those multi-pocket folders. So far that works pretty good for me. But I'm going to seek out and isolate the long ones. TFS, Sheila.

Karon said...

These are such wonderful cards Sheila! What a great way to use up those scraps. TFS

Carolyn Lineberger said...

I love using scraps! Your post has motivated me to use my current collection! The cards are lovely!