I love saving my scraps for card making because lately I have really been trying to use up all of whatever collection I am creating with. How many times have you cleaned out your scrap space and had tons of extra paper left over? All that paper is perfect for creating hand made cards for friends and loved ones.
How do I store my scraps you ask? Well that is the key to my organization. I have a single 12x12 bin that my scraps go in. When it starts to get 1/2 full, I make cards to empty it out. Oh back in the day I had a box with hanging files and I used to file them by color and season. Well after time I accumilated way too many scraps so I came up with plan B.
Alright, here's what I created with my scraps.
Thank You ( 5x6 horizontal)
Our new punch out leaves are a perfect addition to our rolled flowers.
Supplies: Park Avenue and Urban Green patterened paper. 3D rolled flowers, leaves and scalloped border. Misc: ribbon Accents: Liquid Pearls
Happy Birthday (5x6 vertical)
For this card I went all girl. I loved mixing the pink plaid in Park Avenue and the pink ruffle trim. I made this card for our dear friend's daughter who turned 7 a few weeks ago.
Congrats (5x6 vertical)
Sometimes the simpliest design can make for a beautiful card. I love that cloud design in the Towne Square patterned paper.
Welcome Home (5x6 horizontal)
Supplies: Towne Square and Park Avenue patterned paper; Trim: Morning Mist; Dies: Spellbinders, Papertrey ink; Stamps: Unity Co Branded; Misc: Buttons
Hello (5x6 horizontal)
Supplies: Park Avenue, Town Square and Urban Green patterned paper; Stickers: Mini Alphas and Cardstock Stickers; Tools: EK Success border punch; Misc: ribbon and button.
I hope you are inspired to get out your scraps, stamps and border punches today. We love seeing what you are creating on the My Little Shoebox Facebook wall. Please keep posting your designs and you could be featured on our blog.
Have a creative day!