But not too cheap to already have ordered from the NEW catalogue! I’m pretty darn excited about it too! Alas, this is not what this post is about. What is it about? Scraps. I just can’t bear to throw scraps of paper away.
Last night as I was finishing (yes finishing) my Convention Swaps, I had all these lee-tle pieces of Prints Designer Paper left over.
Whatever was I going to do with them? I couldn’t just throw them away! So, I thought back to my days in school and here is what I did.
I started by putting them all together in a line and joined them with some Sticky Strip on the back like this:
I then started to weave the different colours through, keeping it very tight together.
And, I kept going till it started to look like this:
Then, I finished the other end just as I’d started it, by putting some Sticky Strip along the finished edge. I then trimmed it a bit, backed it and layered it only a cute little card.
I put the woven piece on some black cardstock and adhered to a white card base. I paper pierced under the band in a straight line. I stamped the large flower from Doodle This onto Rose Red and cut it out. I adhered a So Saffon button in the centre of the flower and used some scrap ribbon to boot! This is the leftover piece of some frayed ribbon.
Now, I was left with some scraps I was determined to use up.
What to do with these? They are pretty small but still usable. So, inspired by my friend’s new baby’s room, I came up with this.
I thought the little stripes (tone on tone) kinda looked like wainscott, doesn’t it? Of course I used the great Wild About You giraffe and”welcome” from Warm Words.
I hope this post has inspired you to use up those scraps!