Scrap Usage and Storage…


Well…It ain’t pretty but it works!!!

I have tried so many different things when it came to my scraps and what I keep has even evolved. And how I use my scraps is even different these days…Let’s start at the beginning…10 years ago…the scraps got thrown away…I know, I know…atrocious!!! I decided to tell someone that many years ago and they told me I was crazy…that I should be using them for other projects…papeer was too expensive and I need to use it for other things. It really changed how I use my paper for sure!  At that time, I had a bureau in my scrapbook space leftover from an apartment I used to live in. All of my scraps got left in one drawer of that bureau. It quickly took on a life of it’s own. It was hard to find things and it was also hard to keep it from getting ripped.

I also had this file box from Staples for the purpose of holding our past tax forms. When we purchased a new computer desk, there was room to put our old tax files and this file box was now empty…and alas, the idea was born.

I decided to be very relaxed about how I stored and organized the paper. I do try to keep the cardstock and patterned paper seperate just for ease of use after the fact. But, it has worked out real well and again I didn’t have to buy anything new…it was already sitting in my house ready to be repurposed!!

The way I use my scraps is so different now as well…After I complete a layout I really try to complete a card immediately after. It has worked well. I always have cards on hand for that special birthday, anniversary or thank-you and less of my scraps go to the scrap file. Most times all I have left after completing a layout and card is a few scraps for the recycling bin. Works out good! 

How do you use your leftover scraps???

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Comments

  1. Well some of my stirage ain’t pretty either but ya do what ya gotta! LOL

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