Hi everyone! Emily here. :) I tend to fall on the "green" side of things in my daily life. My rather conservative father likes to call me his "greenie tree-hugger" daughter. I'll take that... ;) We use things at our house like cloth diapers and re-usable grocery bags, and I'm a bit of a recycling fanatic. There is one area of my life, however, where I am decidedly (and embarassingly) much less green. What is my big greenie downfall? You guessed it...scrapbooking. I love this hobby so much, but I do not love how wasteful it...well, let's be real...how wasteful I am. Between the plastic packaging that so many products come with and all the extra paper, there isn't much about my scrapbooking that is "green" at all.
I am an 8.5 x 11 scrapper, which means that without fail, there is a lot of extra paper left every time I make a layout. I have tons and tons of 3.5 inch wide paper scraps leftover from where I cut an 8.5 x 11 inch background out of a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper. Today I just wanted to share some quick and easy ways to use up all those paper "extras" that are left behind after you have finished creating.
First, I made a layout using some great Ormolu product. :)
And finally, my favorite way to use up scraps? Give them to the kids!! This isn't using exactly the same papers from my layout, but it is a great way to use scraps...and my daughter loved it!
Ormolu products used:
2-Day Hooray Fabric Swatches
Letter and Line Chevron Package Tags
Line and Letter Button Embellishments
2-Day Hooray Dots 'n Spots
Blank Packaging Tags (Kraft)
Flora Embellishments (Vignette)