2 Templates Added to Blog

Friday, October 16, 2015, I have a video tutorial on cutting your scrap paper stash down to usable pieces.  Paper you WILL use instead of ignoring it.

I have added 2 new templates to my blog.  One is the cutting dimensions I use in Friday’s video.  Click on the “Scrap Stash Cutting Dimensions” template and save it.  It is a PDF that you can print out anytime  you need it.  Also, check out the “Operation Write Home” site.  Click on THIS LINK to go directly to the card sketches.  Each card sketch has the measurements for every element on the card front.

The second is “Nested Layers on Greeting Cards” that is a PDF also.  You can download it and save it on your computer to print and use anytime you need it.  This is only a PARTIAL listing of mat sizes to be used on card fronts.

Why cut up the used card stock and design paper into all of the different sizes?

  1. Die cutting.  The desired color of card stock or design paper from your scrap stash is ideal for die cutting.  You don’t need to cut into a brand new piece of paper.
  2. Punches.  Same as for die cutting.  Instead of punching one or two items from a full sheet of card stock or design paper go to  your scrap stash for the desired paper.
  3. Ready made pieces of card stock or design paper for your card fronts or scrapbook layouts.  No longer creating a need to cut up whole sheets of card stock or design paper.
  4. Fishtail banners.  Use  your 1 inch wide pieces of scrap to cut down to the size you want for the Fishtail pieces.
  5. ATC cards.  Artist Trading Cards have been around for quite a long while.  Use your scrap stash for creating your beautiful ATC’s to showcase your creative style.
  6. Junk or Junque Journals.  Tear, cut, or die cut your way through your Junk Journal by using from your scrap stash.
  7. Day Planners.  Are  you into the whole Day Planner rage?  Fauxbonichi?  (However it is spelled).  Planners made from Composition Notebooks?
  8. Inchies.  Use your scrap stash to either punch or cut the 1 inch square elements for your tags, card fronts, collage design, and even of your favorite paper combinations framed as home decor.
  9. Home Decor.  Speaking of Home Decor.  Use from your scrap stash to create wall hangings, cover papier mache boxes and figures.
  10. Paper Beads.  Are you into the whole Paper Bead making thing?  Get into your scrap stash for your bright and beautiful bead creations.

Is it time for you to get that box or bin of large scraps controlled?  Join me on Friday to see how to get this mess you hate into something you will be excited about.