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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tip Tuesday at Creative Cutter Room

Hello Fellow Crafters,
 
Today is my opportunity to share a crafting tip with you at Creative Cutter Room. I decided to share how to use a 12 X 12 double sided sheet of pattern paper and not have any scraps left. I have the tendency to use only a portion of the paper and then add the remaining pieces to the box to hardly ever get used again. Do you do that too?
 
Here is a way to prevent that from happening.
 
Scrap Prevention
 
 Select one piece of 12 X 12 double sided pattern paper. 
 Use both sides to layer 2 or 3 card bases. Shown above on the left.
 Use the remaining small pieces to make 3 X 3 cards.
I cut strips and rectangles to create the smaller cards. I also used a strip for the envelope (as seen in the background) and the inside of one of the 3 x 3 cards.
 
ALL the paper has been used! There are NO scraps!
 
Now the cards can be decorated to fit the next challenge or just to have ready for that last minute birthday card you may need.
 
Stay Creative,
Georgiana


26 comments:

  1. What a GREAT idea Georgiana!! Love the different things you did with one sheet!! I know I have a HUGE container of scraps and am always looking for new ways to use them up!
    GREAT tip!
    TFS

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  2. Hi Georgiana! I love this idea and will use it!I usually keepmy scraps in a box and use them for flowers but some are too small.I am going to use my scraps for 3x3 cards...TFS
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Migdalia

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  3. Georgiana ~ Okay this is just a WONDERFUL tip! I am AMAZED all this came from 1 sheet of paper! You TOTALLY rocked it! Do you realize ~ which I am sure you do that is why you did this tip ~ how many scraps I have! WOW! I will have to give this a try! Thanks again for sharing!

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  4. This is great!! Not only do you use it all, but having the card base ready for the future is awesome! I need to clean out my scraps and start putting bases together!! I might not need to buy any more paper for years!! LOL

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  5. Love every one of the cards, and no waste!!!

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  6. Great tip! I have a tendency to have too many scraps from my 12x12's too! I like the idea of just using it all at once and planning ahead to do that.

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  7. Love using up my scraps! Thanks for the tips!

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  8. Thank you for this awesome tip Georgiana!!! I need to practice this. My scrapbin is way to full!!! :)

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  9. Wow, way to get the most out of a piece of patterned paper!!!
    Thanks for the tip!!!

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  10. These are gorgeous, Georgiana and what an awesome tip!! I definitely need to do this...my scrap pile is taking over!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Hey Georgiana, I have sent an email to you.

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  12. Love this. TFS. I also love to see how many different cards from one piece of 12x12 paper I can do.
    dmcardmaker

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  13. Great Tip Georgiana. I love it
    TFS

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, awesome idea Georgiana! I really need to do this-totally over flowing with scraps! TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  15. What a wonderful tip! Great way to avoid all of those scraps-Love it. Thanks for sharing this with the Creative Cutter followers. Hugs
    Cathie

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  16. Lovely cards.Thanks for the tip.I tend to do the same every time.

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  17. Great tips!!! Love this idea:) Thanks for sharing !
    `Kim

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  18. what a super tip! I ALWAYS have lots of scraps...and they hardly ever get used. Love your idea-gonna have to try it!

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  19. Great idea. Your notes turned out fantastic

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