What do you do with your scraps of paper used from other projects – do you throw them away, or do you keep each piece? I have found over the years to keep it all – even the small strip’s of paper so I can use them on my tags, cards, bookmarks, and embellishments such as punch’s, paper piecing’s and stamps! It is how I organize it all that helps me get more done! Let me show you:
I gather scraps I want to use from my bin (shown above) that are large enough for me to use on my card bases, tags and both style of bookmarks.
I will then cut down to size the various bases I want – and add them to my box of bases in the categories I have – tags, corner bookmarks, tall bookmarks, and card bases. I also keep the envelopes in the photo box as well, this way when I am working on something – it is all together in one place.
The key is for you to figure out the things you create – that by using this technique, you will end up saving your self money! Even if you go to the dollar store to find a card – they add up over time! Eventually – the supplies you have bought, will end up paying you back each time you use them! Plus, making one of a kind cards and scrapbooks are a lot of fun – and therapeutic too!