I gave myself a little challenge during the week, and that was to make up two cards using only papers left over from other previous projects (except for the card base itself), something I haven't done in a long time.
When I finish a project, any leftover piece that's 3"x5" or larger goes into a 2-1/2 gallon Ziploc bag...I have 4 of those bags leaning against the Iris cart next to my work area. One is for cardstocks in neutral colors, one for cardstocks in ROYGBIV colors, one for patterned papers ( patterned paper leftovers from 6x6 pads go back into that pad, not into the large bag...I used only leftover pieces from any of my 6x6 pads for this), and one for chipboard scraps.
I write the vendor and collection name onto the backs of the patterned paper leftovers so I can credit them later, or even use them to match up when I'm looking for coordinating papers. You'd be surprised how many times I dip into those bags in the process of making cards on a regular basis to match or mat papers I've chosen to use.
I started out keeping my "scraps" in a smaller basket, separated by dividers marking them by color. But I found that when I cut into a 12x12 piece of cardstock, for example, and didn't use the whole piece, I didn't want to put the remainder back with the full size papers, yet it was too large a piece to fit into the file box without cutting it down further. So I migrated to the large bags that I could close securely to accomodate the larger pieces, too...and it's worked out well.
OK, enough chatter...here are my "from the bags" cards...hope you like them, too.
Here's what I do on the insides of cards with an edge like this...
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Queen Bee collection Edge Die: Papertrey Ink Edgers 2
Journal spot: Martha Stewart label Journal Spot background: Spellbinders Beaded Ovals die
Pearls: Recollections Sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink Hug Snug seam binding
Next up, a very feminine friendship card...
Patterned papers: BoBunny Ella Toile ("b" side); Prima IOD Coquette/Jolis (floral); MyMindsEye Stella Rose/Hazel collection (green pattern); Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection (pink damask)
Ephemera piece: Pink Paislee Buttefly Gardens Ephemera pack Fabric flower: Frogfeathers on Etsy
Fabric & paper leaves: Prima Spellbinders Labels 8 die Pearls: KaiserCraft and Prima
Doily: Wilton Handcrafted stick pins Pearl & crystal strip: Recollections Flower laces: local craft stores
Scalloped lace: LittleRedCottage on Etsy Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts Vintage button from stash
Happy Monday...thank you for stopping by!