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!