Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday is Collection, Stash & Materials

Quick paper embelishments

Because I am focused on making Christmas gifts this year without spending a bundle, I am always on the look out for ideas that will save me money. Todays tip is one of those.

You know how when you need a specific shape or design you don't have... you decide to head out to the craft store to find it. But you don't find it and you end up spending money on things for other projects. Well maybe you don't but I do!

Anyway this tip suggests that you look at what you already have. Cut shapes from those paper scraps, use your inks or paints to alter images you have to suit what you need. Don't hesitate to cut an image apart if you only want/need one small section. In other words use you imagination, tools and materials on hand to make your vision come true.

I love making Christmas cards or post cards from pieces of old Christmas cards and that is only the beginning. Have a paper with a repeated design on it. Cut out the design pieces and use them to embelish something else.

Can you think of other ways to use those left-over bits and pieces in your stash? Please share, I love new ideas!

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