If there is one thing every scrapbooker has it is SCRAP paper. I try to use my scraps when I can but always seem to have tons left. A couple years ago, while looking for a specific piece of paper, I had all of my scraps strewn about. As I looked down I realized how well some of the scraps went with the others so I started pairing them up. Then I got a brilliant idea. I got out my sewing machine and started to sew the scraps together (YES, I actually sewed them). After I had turned them into 12 x 12 pages I looked for embellishments that matched and then added them to the pages. In the end I had about 45 pre-made scrapbook pages to use at another time. I just did this again (this time using glue not thread). I'm so excited to have these pre-made pages to use and even more happy to have only a teenie tiny amount of scraps in my scrap basket. What scraps I did not use for my pages I cut to 4x6 pieces to use for matting. The fun part of this method is putting papers together you otherwise would never think of putting together.
Well that is what I have been up to. I hope you enjoyed checking out what I do with my scraps.
Scraps all strewn about (I have to use the floor because
I don't have enough space on my desk)
Scraps matched by color / theme
Scraps with embellishments added (ribbon, stickers, etc.)
Just a small portion of the completed pre-made pages.
Another pile of pre-made pages ready for use
So what have you done with your scrap papers lately?
Hope you are having fun with your project today.