We've been having quite the debate here at Mountain Plains Crafters about scraps. Do you save yours or toss 'em? How about the edging of a 12 x 12 paper that you trim?
Let me show you how one woman's junk is another woman's treasure.
That strip that I could have tossed yielded 14 mini butterflies with my Cuttlebug and Paper Smooches butterfly die. It took maybe 5 minutes or less. If you REALLY want to get thrifty use the leftover frame as a mask to ink butterflies onto your project.
While I was at it, I ran a few more cuts from a torn page out of an old magazine I bought at an antique/thrift store. I chose the page that talked about bugs. Clever, right? Ha. Why spend money on die cut vintage paper images when you can make your own?
Have you got a crafty friend or group? Each of you use a different die, make multiples, then share. A fun way to use your scraps and get something new at the same time. So there's your crafty tips. Now get busy.....
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