Sometimes I find it hard to throw things away... that's one reason I have so much ephemera to share! But bits and pieces of scrapbook paper and ephemera can really pile up if you save them all, so I love projects that allow me to use those bits and pieces. Here are a few ideas for you if you, too, are a scrap saver.
|Birthday card made with leftover strips of scrapbook paper|
I have a Genesis Paper Trimmer, which makes perfect straight cuts, so I end up with many long straight strips of paper after making greeting cards and other projects. These thin, perfectly even strips are perfect for birthday candles, so this was a quick, simple card to make with my scraps.
|Old notebook covered with paper tape and decorative scraps|
|Before: Beat-up notebooks before "renovations"|
I bought these dog-eared Neatbooks at a flea market for a quarter each. The covers were bent and frayed, but the inside pages were in like-new condition, which made these books perfect candidates for new covers! I use these in my purse and in my car for jotting down notes, ideas and "to do" lists.
Watch for more ideas for using scraps in a future post.