Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christmas Cards using Scraps

Knowing what to do with all the scraps you accumulate is one of my biggest problems. Pattern paper scraps are too valuable to just throw away, in my opinion. 

I keep my 6x6 paper pads in zipper poly bags. So when I open a paper pad and have leftover scraps I just tuck those scraps in the back of the baggie with the coordinating paper pad. Even then I end up with a lot of scraps. So this year for my Christmas cards I made the decision to use up what I have.   Normally I buy at least a couple of pads of each of the new collections that come out each year. This year I didn’t do that. I only purchased two collections, the Bella Blvd “Santa Stops Here” collection and the Doodlebug “Milk ‘n Cookies” collection (Doodlebug, of course).   

For the past week I have been pulling out of my stash these partial paper pads with their scraps. I’ve been making Christmas cards from only these.  For the most part I’ve only had a handful of full sheets to use, otherwise it’s all been scraps no bigger than 2” x 6”. 

Today I used the Echo Park “The Story of Christmas” collection which I paired up with the ephemera pack from Pebbles called “Holly Jolly”. I had 3 full sheets that were just pattern and 2 full sheets that were cut apart border strips, plus I had a lot of smaller strips to use. I made 15 cards from what I had to work with. When I was done I had nothing bigger than a postage stamp left, which I then let myself throw away. 

I think they turned out great. I hope you like them. 

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