Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Precious Scraps

While most scrapbookers keep a trash can handy to rid themselves of dreaded scraps, the most savvy scrapbookers sweep them into an envelope for future use.

One person's garbage is another's treasure, right? Well, after you see all of the uses for those scraps you carelessly toss, you'll be elbow deep in your trash can, looking for yesterday's toss-aways.

Use scrap paper for any kind of small project you have on the go.

Sounds so simple.

Take a minute to think of how great that really is. Use up all of those scraps you would normally toss, and save that great 12 x 12 page you were only going to use 3 inches of.

Well, that's fine, but what if you don't do 'small' scrapbooks?

No worries!

Use your scraps to make greeting cards (just think of all the paper you could have used on Valentines).

Decorate tags with small pieces to accentuate your layout or use them to punch out designs or make an original embellishment.

Use tall, skinny scraps for borders.

Let your kids use the scraps to make their own scrapbooks.

Use your tiniest scraps to make your own paper.

The possibilities really are endless.

Now, if you're eyeing your garbage can, thinking, "I bet those scraps are still in good shape," it's not worth it.

If you're a scrapbooker, I guarantee there will be more.

Start tomorrow.

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