Hands up if you are keeping all the little bits of scrap paper with the hope that someday you will actually use them! *winks* Today I want to share 10 ways to use up some of your bits of scrap paper. :)
|Mixed media canvas for The Crafter's Workshop|
1. Create textures on your background.
I had leftover strips of paper after cutting my 6x6 patterned paper to fit my canvas. I just adhered those strips to create texture on my background. Just glue them down and paint them to match your background. Or maybe run an edge punch for a little more interest.
|The one with a lot of brads|
2. Mix them up to create a collage of mats for your photos.
I love to use bits and pieces to mat my photos because I don't like to waste paper and I prefer my pages to be relativel flat. If you look carefully, you will notice that my photo mats are often scraps pieced together to create the illusion of a fuller piece of paper. *winks*
|The one about the clay dinosaurs|
3. Punch shapes with your scrap papers as embellishments for your layout.
I wanted to extend on the misted stars on the background. So I punched out some stars from scrap paper which I added with 3D pop dots as fun embellishments for my layout.
|The story about the star tortoise|
You can also punch fun shapes of your scraps for your journaling.
|I love hanging out with boys|
Paper tearing is a great way to add texture and use up long pieces of scrap paper.
|The Gangster Gang in cool sunnies|
I had long rectangle strip of cork paper so I handcut the triangles for a cool background design for my layout.
|My little helper|
I love using my scrap strips like wash tape for a fun background design. Cutting the strips the same width creates cohesiveness and allows you to mix any pattern or colour.
|Wild antics on a layout|
This layout was a little busy so I created a cohesive look by tucking black scraps of paper. The black helped to anchor the photos.
|Your weekend project: 10 minute magnet|
This small piece of canvas paper was perfect for my magnet project. You could use your smaller scraps to cover clothespins or a paper clip.
|These two have been getting their game on|
When you are too lazy to reach for your decorative punches, there's always fun fish tails that you can cut with your trusty scissors. A little more fun than plain straight lines right?
There you have it. 10 ways to use up your scraps. Which one will you try?
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