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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