|Some of my scrap book left-overs|
I love to scrap book and end up with TONS of small scraps of paper which I try to use up doing my scrap booking. However, I still end up with a lot of scraps and after doing a page or two or three with the same papers, I get tired of trying to incorporate my left-overs. Instead I do a quick sort (patterned scraps vs solid-colored scraps), and then stick them into baggies and throw them into my portable card-making box.
|Baggie of tools|
|Baggie of ribbons|
|My over-full box of card-making supplies|
I also cannibalize cards I've received from other people. Anything that isn't specifically personalized, labeled, or written on, I try and save for reusing on my own cards (which I use for friends and family, but don't sell right now)
These are a few of the cards I quickly threw together this evening. I already had the various cards cut to the size I wanted and folded into cards. I found attractive, patterned card stock that looked nice with the cards, added a few embellishments (like Happy Birthday stickers, silk flowers, and ribbons) and within just a few minutes, I had made 5 cards. If I have time tomorrow, I'll add a bit of bling by adding some glitter glue.
The best part about using scrap booking left-overs, is that many of my scraps coordinate with each other - which makes putting together a cohesive look even easier!
|Yet another Birthday Card|