Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's not trash!!

I am sure I am not the only one who treats their cardstock and patterned papers like GOLD {am I?}
After every cut I make, I set the "negative" aside and when I am finished with my project I will go back to that pile and trim off the cut, and put the rest in my scrap drawers or give it to the girls to use.  I keep the tiniest pieces, it's a little crazy. {but it's the perfect sizes for the girls to make something or just cut up.}

ANYWAY....
Sometimes you need to think about what you are throwing away, before you toss it.

A few weeks ago on the Cricut Circle Blog, there was a post that used the negative of a cut as a background for a layout.  It looked great.   So while I was tossing, I noticed one that wasn't trash!




This is a 5.5" square card that was purchased in a pack at Michaels.  I bought them to alter the fronts of them for different occasions.

I layered the front of the card with hand cut papers from Recollections and K&Company
I used the negative from some cuts I had made of flowers with the Mother's Day Bouquet Cart {.75" auto fill}
I cut it down to the size I liked and used some cut up 3D foam dots to place between the patterned paper and the flowers.
I used a scrap of pink that I had {perfect size} for the sentiment and added some brads to the side
Sentiment is from TPC


Just remember, think twice before you throw away all those scraps!!

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10 comments:

Jenna said...

Such a great idea! and i am like you too i had a ton that i had only cute 1 or 2 small things off and i took them and used my yourstory and made myself a craftday project to do list note pad with all different colored and patterned paper :)

lisastuf said...

Oh my gosh! What an awesome idea!
This card is adorable Liza...thanks for the tip and inspiration!
I also keep ALL of my scraps...even the little pieces.
I just can't stand to throw good stuff away!

Karen Wilson said...

This is a fantastic idea! Love the look of it!!

Sonya said...

How clever--looks great with that background paper! great job!!

Emily said...

Wonderful idea! It looks great :)

L.B. said...

I am with you..but I am begining to think I have as many scraps as I do paper...oops

CraftyNCrazy said...

What a great way to use that scrap leftover from cutting. I'd like to invite you to enter your card in my new challenge at http://www.amberscraftsandstuff.com/2011/03/challenge-1-stashbusteranything-goes.html

~*~Amber~*~

Anonymous said...

Your card is very nice...I love that patterned paper you used. TFS! When you said you used the negative cut, I immediately thought of Capadia. She's always showing ways to use the 'leftovers' from cuts. I save mine too. ;o)
Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

somanycrafts said...

Wow, I scrolled through your blog, love your work! I love using my scraps too!

Going to follow this one!

Stacy H-W said...

Great card! So smart!!