Sunday, February 24, 2013

Strategies for Scraps Part 2

I thought it might be fun as I reach the end of my Counterfeit Challenge Kit each month to devote a post to ideas for using up all those last scraps of paper. Last month we focused on circle punches. You can see that page here.

This month I seem to have a lot of long narrow strips of paper so it was Glitter Girl to the rescue again with her video on using scraps.

I trimmed each of the strips to be just under 6 inches long (which was the length of my shortest strip), inked all the edges and then set about arranging them across the top section of my page. Once I was happy with the result I adhered them all and then added a serious of three photos across the bottom half of the page.

Then came the fun part of embellishing. I punched circles from any grey left-overs and then decided I needed a punch of green and added some small star punches. (Yes, I would be lost without my punches).

I added some Melissa Frances Vintage metal buttons, a denim button from Junkitz, a scrap of denim fabric and some brads from My Minds Eye to finish off.

By this stage of the month the original embellishments I included in my kit are generally all used up. So there is a clue for me for next month - add more embellishments!! That is one of the great things about making our own kits -we can adapt them to suit our own style and particular needs. Oh how I love scrapping with a kit.

Will you be joining us next month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge?

I also used some scraps and stamps to make some Project Life style journalling cards (now I just need to use them).

Happy Scrapping

Lisa J


  1. Love that you were able to use your scraps up. I plan on making a starter page today with lots of leftover scraps from my Feb kit!! Great inspiration!!

  2. Two great ideas!!! Love your idea to have a scraps feature....AND...your PL cards are WONDERFUL!

  3. Love the page and the fact that it uses up scraps is a big bonus. Have fun with those lovely PL cards too.



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