Today is the first day of Shimelle’s new class, Pretty paper party. In her first prompt, she urged us to think about what sort of paper collectors we are. Well – right now I am a scrap collector! I used to be a kit collector, subscribing to several kits and many a month was tempted with sumptuos add-ons. The brown pizza boxes they arrived in mounted up in an untidy pile, which just got bigger and bigger! So about 1 year ago, I unsubscribed to kits and decided to make a determined effort to use up all that pretty paper. But, even though I have scrapped a lot this year (I did LOAD twice), the pile reduced awfully slowly. Eventually, I took all the kits out of the boxes and sorted them into my existing stash, all pretty paper now just about fits in 1 cropper hopper paper holder and is sorted by colour.
At that point I was overrun with scraps! I have long since used these drawers for scraps and sorted into hot and cold colours. Excuse the child like painting, the drawers are made of cardboard, and I like to doodle on them whenever I get paint out!
Here’s a sneak peek in the ‘hot colours’ drawer. I went through both drawers recently and just kept the larger rectangular pieces. Most of the paper on the top is left over from the retreat I went on recently. It’s from Glitz Design and is just gorgeous!
The rest I tossed into a drawer at the bottom of my drawer stack. I hope I will use these for punching out shapes etc.
I try not to worry about whether the paper is old fashioned, in fact, I often find a small piece of an older paper that I love!
How do you store/use up your scraps?