Let’s talk about scraps! Do you keep them? Or do you toss them? Do you ever go back and challenge yourself to use them? Scrapbooking tip #14 is to use your scraps!
Not sure how to put them to use? I have a Pinterest board dedicated to layouts that I’ve found that would be great for using up some scraps.
I get so excited when I use up a product. It can be a package of patterned paper, a sheet of stickers, a package of embellishments, anything. There are times when I’ve actually squealed because I am so happy that I finished something off!
Using a product means that it is out being enjoyed and appreciated. Whether it’s on a card that you sent to a friend, on a layout in your album for your family to enjoy, or maybe you used it make some decor for a party, or little treats for coworkers. It doesn’t matter what you used it for, you used it, and now it can be enjoyed. Having it sit on a shelf in it’s packaging is not its purpose. Its purpose is to be loved and created with!
Plus – you know what else finishing something off means? It means you can replace it with something new! And what crafter doesn’t like to shop as much as they like to craft. Am I right?!
Yesterday I was working on a class for my September retreat and had all these scraps leftover from the project. I decided to use some of these scraps to create todays layout.
I used the scraps to create a fun border down the page. The dsp is new paper from the Holiday Catalogue (available September 4th). I was looking for some ways to embellish the layout and hit up my embellishment drawer where I found these old wood trees and then I used up some retired enamel shapes. It feels so good to use up some retired bits and pieces!
Have a creative day!