Many paper crafters spend a lot of time figuring out how to store scraps. I transform them into resources on the ready. Whenever I cut card stock, I cut down the scraps into bases and layers. In the past, I’ve discarded scraps smaller than the smallest 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ layer. Now I keep cutting those scraps into tags and store them in this box that looks beautiful on my desk. I love having these resources when at the ready! No more scraps! Just resources at the ready.
If you make one tag, go ahead and make several. If you are stamping and punching or die cutting flowers, leaves, strawberries, dragonflies, butterflies, or other shapes, make multiples. Cut thin strips to 3″-4″ long and either flag the ends or use your favorite Pick-a-Punch. Round the corners of any small rectangle scrap. File those resources. If you need a card as you dash out the door, all you need to do is assemble your pieces and sign your name!
Here is the link to my popular Card Bases and Layers video. I have cutting plans for cutting a full sheet of card stock to make one card base, a large layer, and two small layers, leaving only a couple of 1/4″ strips.
Click here for the free detailed directions and watch the video below.
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