Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Using those scraps!

I've recently done a bit of a cleanout of my old cardstock and papers, but I didn't want to throw out the scrap peices I thought were still usable. The problem is, I tend to collect scraps! I can't bear to throw them out, so I keep them, and soon my scrap pile is bigger than the rest of my stash! So, I've decided to make use of my scraps!

In my mind, using scraps feels like I'm not giving my all for the card I'm making, but my thoughts are begining to change. Using your scraps has many advantages, including being a wise use of your money! In addition, I find that my creativity is stretched when I force myself to use scraps as the basis of my cards. New colour combinations emerge that have previously been alien to me. New designs, new shapes!

If your scraps are too small to add to a card, why not use punches on them, and keep the punch-outs. You can keep them by shape, or colour, and they'll be ready to use on your next card, or to take with you when you're cardmaking on the go (carrying punches around is exhausting)!

This week I'll be posting some of the cards I've made using my scraps. It's been a bit of a personal challenge, but sometimes we need to set ourselves personal challenges to make sure we continue to grow!


  1. Can't wait to see your creations. Have you checked out the Shopping Our Stash challenge blog. Honestly since I have started joining in - I tend to look at everything differently and have even changed some of my cardmaking habits.

  2. Hi Kelly. I hadn't heard of Shopping Our Stash. Sounds like I might have to check them out! Thanks. :)