When I work on a project, I save all the pieces I can! Even the smallest of strip’s can be put on cards, tags, embellishments….as bases for smaller things – paper piecing’s – punches – stamp’s….anything to add color to your project, or dimension, or whatever! Larger pieces can be used when paired together as a background for a layout or card, bases for bookmarks…. Put a few different 6 x 6 pieces together and make a framed page or layout!!!
As I start to work on a project – I select the papers I am going to be using on the project, and get to work! If I am working on a mini album, I start to select the individual papers I want to use for the front and back cover – and how I want it to look. From there – the rest of the inside pages come to life, and the embellishments I want to use start to come to life in my head!
I am doing this same thing with my Christmas cards and using the extra papers from the mini albums I am doing, for the embellishments! It is so cost effective to grab some die cuts – stamps – things you have at home, and create your own embellishments that nobody else has! Scraps save a lot of money on your crafting!!!
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Memories in Tyme