My all-time favorite paper crafting tip: When you finish a layout and there are scraps left, use them to make a quick card. It makes perfect sense. The supplies are already out and you know they work well together.
When I finished my 2011 layout, there were enough leftover scraps for three cards. I cut the largest pieces into backgrounds, then filled in with the smaller scraps.
Here's the first card. Super simple and extremely fast (except for Stickles and Glimmer Mist drying time!).
Here's the second one I made:
I'll share the third card on Monday!
Using up Scraps
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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Love them!! LOVING that paper tearing on the second one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
These are so pretty! and just scraps!!! Inspiring!ReplyDelete
Hi Cindy! I love how you used your scraps here! TFS!!!! Oh, and I love your blog and am a follower now!ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Such lovely cards! ~ Blessings!ReplyDelete