Monday, August 18, 2014

Turn Scraps Into Treasures by Tonya Gibbs

Does this look familiar?  The dreaded scrap pile.  

I keep all my scraps in this one container on my
cutting station.  This is the only way I know to contain them.
Since the tub is small, I have to tame it before it is too out of control.
Some people toss them, but I just can't bare the thought of doing that
it seems so wasteful. 

A few weeks ago I got a new toy - YIPPY - the Craftwell eBosser,
I could not wait to open it up and play.  I set up my
Netflix  "Chick-Flick" watch list,
pulled out all of the my Die-namites dies and
 started cutting those scraps down.

Today's project is going to focus on these three dies. 

Look at how beautiful those scraps look tucked in behind
that floral sprig.

They came together so beautifully on this card.  Even the 
background is utilizing tiny shreds of paper! 

I also used scraps to create the card base!
How do you like to use your scraps?
Let me know in the comments below.


  1. This card is so pretty, I also save scraps 4x6 or larger I save for die cuts just like you! Smaller pieces I punch out different shapes with my punches and keep them in a jar for embellishments!! Thanks Tonya for all your great inspiration!!

  2. This is such a beautiful card Tonya, and a fabulous idea!!

  3. You rock my friend, love your fabulous card, oh yes I save my scraps of everything lol...

  4. What a FABULOUS card ALMOST make me wanna save my scraps again!!!!

  5. This card is awesome love how you layered all the different dies to make the spray arrangement.

  6. Beautiful card. I save my scraps in hanging file folders sorted by colour. I found sorting them this way has allowed me to make better use of them.

  7. I keep all my scraps, I need to start using them more, great card. love it!!

  8. Great card and really well done using all of those scraps. That is really creative !

  9. I keep my scraps. Can't bare to throw them out. I need to plan a leaf die cutting day so I can use them. Great idea, Tonya! Thanks.