Around 2005 I spent a few days surfing the internet looking for ways of sorting, storing, or using scraps from the papers I had in an ever growing pile.
In my quest, I found a website that inspired me to use some of the scraps. Check out Go Make Something for ideas for ATC’s as well as the Serendipity Squares.
If you don’t have rubber stamps or embossing powders don’t put this idea off. Gather up your bright colored scraps and glue them down all over the place. Layer, layer, layer.
Personally, I don’t enjoy the first part of the journey because of the chaos of everything piled up, no clean lines, no definition of anything. It is a mess. A total gut wrenching mess – for me anyway.
Once you finish with your layers and cut that mess into squares is when you can get creative. Look through your stash of hardware, ribbon, and bling. These squares are so small that just one item or three small items is about all they can hold.
If you have made yourself a promise to not shop for more until you use up what you have, well bring your stash out and throw caution to the wind. There are no rules in this treatment. If you watch the video I’ve created to make these Serendipity Squares you will see that even though things don’t work out as you planned it all works out in the end. That is the most important part of this process.
16 embellishments have been created from one 6″ x 6″ piece of paper. Now THAT is a way to save some money.