Saturday, January 9, 2016


Here's a pastor card I made after reorganizing my scrap box.  The green strips on the sides are only 1/2" wide--that's all I had left of that cardstock.  The piece on top was mounted on top of the strips, and the map piece was glued on top of both.  Using a confetti scrap, I stamped the bird, colored him in and fussy cut him, mounting him with dimensionals.  Next, I stamped "Blessings" on a small piece of leftover confetti cs.  After winding some jute around the panel, I attached everything to the card front.

TIP:  To organize my scraps, I first dumped them all on my table and separated them into color groups.  Any pieces that had jagged edges or punchouts, I trimmed to a neater rectangle.  Pieces that were big enough to use on a card front, I moved to pre-cut dsp collection. (Some are 4 x 5 1/4, some smaller.)

I placed each color pile into open quart-sized zip lock bags:  one for blues/purples, one for reds/pinks, one for greens and one for neutral/metallic.  Anything smaller than a business card went in the trash.  Whites/ivory/confetti went into a plastic drawer where I can grab one when I stamp a greeting (like the one shown above.)   

Once I was finished organizing, I was able to quickly use them for 6 pastor cards.  January and February are good months for de-cluttering!  (Hint, hint...)


Jeanne H said...

Good use of scraps! Thanks for the tips.

Bonnie said...

Great way to use up scraps! I have my scraps by color in gallon size bags then set in a bin. It's way too full and I need to thin out the scraps. I know what I get rid of will be what I need! I think I need to get over that!