I also have a box of things not used going to the kids club here at my apartment complex.
Last year I had a Use your scraps Challenge on my Face Book Group and it was really fun to see what everyone came up with. Part of the challenge required weighing your scraps before and after. I had a scrap stash that weighed it at 7 pounds, many had 20+ pounds!
I think I made in two weeks about 40 cards with mine and that was it what was left I either tossed or donated and I have not created a new scrap stash since. When I make a card and have scraps, I make a card with what is left over.
I wanted to show you a few of my "bits" cards I made this weekend:
I made this card for a friend, I Initially made two of the focal images and the paper is double sided, you can see both sides in this card:
I had a focal image and some of the pretty black paper left over (it started as a 12x12 sheet)
These bits were in my glass container:
So I made this card :
and then this card:
and yes it is okay to use Mary Engelbreit calendar pages to makes cards!
I save my calendar pages for that purpose!
From this card I made last week:
I also had these (again that black paper):
and made this
Which leaves me with this:
From the scraps of two cards I made 3 more!
I don't have room to store leftover papers nor do I really want too. When I have classes I have lots more scraps I try to use those up right away too. Sometimes they will get shredded for packing the things I sell and I also hope to start making hand made papers - that will require paper being pulped and reused , so they will be like me, Born Again!!
I hope this inspires you to use up your scraps not pile them up and then end up having a storage problem!
Thanks for stopping by,