I don’t believe in keeping scraps. Let me explain. Years ago I realized I really didn’t use them because it took SO much time to dig through all the scraps that I just skipped the bucket ‘o scrap. So I came up with my own system. Any “used” paper goes through this process:
- If it is 6×12 or bigger, it goes back into the regular paper storage it came from
- If I can make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ card front from it easily, I do
- If I can use it on an immediate project (aka it’s on my desk and I need something similar) I go for it
- If all the above fails, I use a paper punch or die cut it.
Because it is super cool, and because I want to share with you how this works I made a quick video showing how my ScanNCut can give me loads of shapes from any scrap or scraps I have laying around.
I strongly believe your stash needs to work for you! For me, having a supply of basic shapes I use a ton ready to go is great, and much easier to store and use than general scraps ever were.
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.