Are you having a fun month making use of the things in your desk, and drawers, and boxes, and closets? Are you falling back in love with a tidbit of a paper you had forgotten that you loved? If so, this month is already a success!
It is our final October Saturday. Which means there are only a few more days to stock up on candy and to prep those little witches and goblins! And it also means that today is our day to look back through our gallery and find some things to love and inspire. Got your notebook out? Perfect. Let's go make a list of ways to use our scraps!
Leftovers | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Chic Tags, Cocoa Daisy, Elle’s Studio) + enamel dots (Freckled Fawn) + thickers (American Crafts) + stickers (Jillibean Soup, Evalicious, My Mind’s Eye, Heidi Swapp) + fonts (Skinny)
We love how Aliza used kit leftovers in preparation for getting a new kit. We know how new equals shiny so it is good to finish up with as much "old" as we can before new takes over.
Build | Jennifer Larson
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Basic Grey, Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup) + buttons (Studio Calico) + wood veneer (Pink Paislee, Studio Calico) + rub-ons (American Crafts) + tag (Jillibean Soup) + brads (American Crafts) + twine (American Crafts) + pen (Copic)
Background cardstock is the perfect holder for adding scraps. And digging through your scraps drawer is the perfect activity when you need to find a treasure!
Hello! | Lisa Borbely
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Simple Stories, American Crafts, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy, We R Memory Keepers) + letter stickers (Jillibean Soup)+ stickers (Simple Stories)
Lisa made quick work with her punches. The tiniest bit of leftovers can make a bit impact.
We Read | Sue Althouse
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) + buttons (October Afternoon) + thickers (American Crafts) + Silhouette die cut (Lori Whitlock Square Background Shapes) + floss (We R Memory Keepers) + typewriter (Remington)
Sue smartly cut her paper into shapes that were approximately the same size so that it made for a quick and easy layout. And gorgeous...
Believe in Mischief | Amy Sorensen
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper strips from my scrap vase + fonts (Art Brewery (brush script), Veneer Extras (ampersand + birds), Century Gothic)
Amy didn't just reach for scraps, she reached for the loveliest little bit of freebie scraps. We think her use of the manufacture strip is brilliant. And did we mention free? ('ish. you did have to buy the paper to get it... :) )
Juicy Juice | Diane Payne
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Studio Calico, Chickaniddy Crafts, BasicGrey) + buttons (A Flair For Buttons) + stickers (Freckled Fawn, Pebbles) + die cuts (Studio Calico) + bow (American Crafts) + stamp (Gossamer Blue) + ink (Tsukineko) + pen (American Crafts)
Keeping the leftovers from one scrap project together in a pile helps create a group of coordinated scraps all ready to go for a new project. Great idea, Diane!
I Pick Apples | Cristina C. Scrap
12 x 12 | materials documentary papers (Sahlin Studio at The Lilypad) + In the Orchard elements (Stolen Moments Design at The Lilypad) + fonts (NeoRetro Draw, DJB gimme space)
Sometimes we buy a digital kit to make a specific layout. And then forget to use it for awhile. It's fun to get it back out and see how you still love it!
Have Fun | Amy Kingsford
Scraps make for lovely rainbow color parties. Color coding your scraps helps to make it easier to find fun combinations!
Make Your Own Magic | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials kits (Make Your Own magic papers and Sprinkles v27 by Valorie Wibbens; Documented by Sahlin Studio; Bright elements by Allison Pennington; Launch Pads v14 by Jacque Larson) + Template (Lots of Layers by Heather Joyce) + font(The Contessa by Heather Joyce)
Thinking of your digital papers as regular papers can help you think of innovative ways to use them!!
Harvest | Valerie O'Neall
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (My Mind's Eye, Sassafras, October Afternoon, Glitz Design, BasicGrey, Studio Calico) + thickers (American Crafts) + pen (Sharpie)
Valerie used a punch to create a quilted background. It was a lovely embellishment and took up the tiniest bit of leftovers. Awesome.
Enjoy 15 | Amy Coose
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Carta Bella, My Mind's Eye) + acrylic numbers (Chic Tags) + flair (Chic Tags) + stickers (October Afternoon) + pen (American Crafts) + die cuts (American Crafts, Chic Tags) + wood sprinkles (Jillibean Soup)+ cut file (The Cut Shoppe)
Adding a little bit of color to the center of the white paper circles provides the perfect pop of color.
Halloween 2002-2012 | Jennifer Hignite
12 x 12 | materials template (Jennifer Hignite Designs) + patterned paper (Pixels & Company designers) + black cat (Deena Rutter) + stitching (Scotty Girl Designs)
Jennifer trimed her scraps to the same size as the photos, but meanwhile created a magnificent pumpkin. Such a creative use of squares and scraps.
Thanksgiving Dinner | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Jady Day Studio) + notebook paper, journaling strips, flair, owl, arrow, conversation bubble (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (Bebas, KG Falling Slowly, Ameritype)
Little scraps of paper make for perfect journaling strips. And photo mattes.
Summer's End | Francine Clouden
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Sassafras Lass, American Crafts) + rub-ons (October Afternoon) + flair (Studio Calico) + sticker (Jenni Bowlin)
Scraps don't need to be used only in regularly sized pieces. Odd shapes make for interesting additions as well!