Friday, January 18, 2013

Putting Scrapbook Paper Scraps To Good Use

What to do with a large pile of scrapbook paper and card stock scraps that rarely get used?

Turn them into scrap paper for notes and shopping lists, "index" cards and Christmas gift tags!

I use index cards for my daily to-do lists. Instead of running out to buy more index cards right away, I'll just use these colorful pieces of card stock instead! In order to minimize waste, the pieces vary in size.

I cut the Christmas papers into gift tags for next year and saved a few bigger pieces for wrapping small gifts.

Other patterned papers were cut into scrap paper for notes and such. If the design is too dark to write on, I'll just flip it over and use the white side. 

The  remaining small scraps are in a bag to use for collages and kid's projects.

I feel good about turning these scraps that I hardly ever use into something useful!

3 comments:

Wendi said...

Great tips! I am out of scrap paper and will have do this soon. Thanks for the tip!

Katie said...

Brilliant! I have a whole container filled with cut-outs and scraps. Thanks for the inspiration!

Trish said...

I love the idea of using the scraps for gift tags. Seems so obvious now that you mentioned it I can't believe I didn't think about it before :)