So how small is too small when saving paper scraps from your paper crafting projects? Do you toss it if it is under a certain size or are you like me and you pretty much save them all! Where someone else might find a scrap too small to save, I look at it and see an embellishment for a scrapbook layout or card. Most patterned papers are so pretty it seems like a shame to toss the scraps when they can be layered and repurposed in your DIY paper crafting projects. Lets start with some ideas on how to organize your scraps, I am not gonna’ lie, mine are stored in a couple of boxes I received scrapbooking kits in so I need help in this department too. Don’t you just love how pretty the scraps are once they are organized Roy G. Biv style?
If you toss your scraps because you aren’t sure how to store and keep up with them, check out these storage ideas that will help you save your scraps whatever the size.
Now that you are organized and your scraps are sorted and readily available, let’s get started with some projects to put those scraps to use. Because of their size, cards are a perfect way to use your scrap stash..
As a scrapbooker, one of my favorite ways to use up scraps is to make embellishments. I love layering up as many scraps as I can to create sweet little embellishments to add to layouts, tags, and cards. You can even create your own patterned paper for layouts and cards from scraps!
Think off the page with these paper scrap projects. Create one of a kind wall decor in any color to match your decor or even make your own handmade paper to create future projects with.
How have you used paper scraps in your projects?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.