Hello there friends, when I am on a design team I keep each collection in a different large ziplock bag
. I keep all the paper and embellishments in the same bag. I even throw my scraps into the same bag. I often find myself with lots of strips of patterned paper when I'm finished with a layout. Usually these strips are about an inch wide and between 10 and 12 inches long. While I was playing with the Bella Blvd Tiny Tots I found a bunch of these little strips, I thought it would be fun to put them on a layout. I trimmed these strips (with a paper trimmer
) down to 1 inch wide and then I cut them again into 1 inch squares. When I was finished I had a whole pile of 1 inch squares. I adhered
them to the background paper. I used a white cardstock
base for this layout instead of patterned paper. I wanted the squares to stand out instead of getting lost in a patterned paper background.
I loved mixing these patterned papers. This collection is FULL of bright primary colors, perfect for kids. In this layout I documents a pajama party my son and niece had with their preschool class.
I hand wrote the journaling above and below the photo and title.
So, if you have a pile of strips of patterned paper, here's a great solution for getting them out of the scrap bin and adding them to your layouts.
Do you save your small scraps or do you throw them away?