SCRAPS, SCRAPS AND EVEN MORE SCRAPS!
What to do with the scraps you have laying around your craftroom? Debi will tell you! See what she created today!
Well having a paper crafting class every week sure does produce a lot of scrap paper pieces. Much of my leftovers are very small. Instead of throwing them away I used one of our weekly projects to help me organize. I am so glad that my Craftwell eCraft cuts a stack of paper from the rear feed unit. I am able to cut all of our weekly projects in one fell swoop!
This is a stack of over 25 scrap pages left over from my “Class Projects”. I am so glad to be able to find a use for all of those tiny pieces. I use them to make tiny embellishments with my eCraft and also for other purposes, including notes and many other things. I decided to make a little box to keep my note sized scraps handy.
We made over 25 of these boxes at our class. Many used stamps and markers to embellish their boxes. It was so refreshing to see people discover “stamps” as many of us take them for granted. The members loved using them and also letting loose and creating their own creations. By the way, I love my “Scrap Box” I take it with me to class and home and it helps me to remember to cut my trash up and throw away less!
CraftwellUSA’s Die Cutting Machine!
Tea Bag box SVG from SVGcuts “Tea for You and Me” Collection
Craftwell’s eCraftshop Pro v2.2 Software
Xyron Create A Sticker Machine (love it)
Inkadinkado Chalks for blending and shading
Assorted embellishments (Buttons, Corners, etc)
Martha Stewart Score Board
I really love cutting out large amounts of projects as it saves me so much time. I sit down and score all of the folds as my machine proceeds with the cuts. I feel like we are working together to get this done.
After I scored the boxes I place all of the pieces for each project together and clip them so that my group can pick out the pattern that they want to make. I try to make several different patterns and also some solids so that they have many options.
I love this Tea Bag Box it is very easy to put together and beginners quickly feel accomplished with their project and that helps us tackle harder stuff.
I want to thank Craftwell for helping me bring creativity and fun to my Senior Center Class. They really love the eCraft!
Next week, I am dusting off the fabric. It is time to get that sewing machine a humming….wait till you see what we can accomplish together!
Thank you Debi!
See more of Debi's designs on her personal blog here:
What do you do with your scraps? Do you immediately create a project? Let us know!