Okay, maybe I’m a paper hoarder. Or a craft hoarder in general. 🙂
I can see crafty possibilities in so many things, that I have a hard time getting rid of them. Take paper scraps, for example.
I often find myself trimming down card layers to get the framing of the layers a little different. Which leaves me with teeny little strips of paper that I’ve taken to calling “whiskers.”
Instead of tossing them, I found a place to put them away, and eventually used some as an embellishment on a card. The card turned out great (one of my favorites, actually), and so I decided to find more ways to use my whiskers.
On this particular card, I sifted through my little stack to find reds and pinks and just criss-crossed them to create a little interest. But I felt like a little something more was needed.
Which led me to poke through some odd-shaped pieces left over from some intricate die cuts. Yes, I sometimes save those, too, if they’re a decent size and an interesting shape!
So I was able to add a couple of these curlicue scraps to my whiskers to fill in my design a little more. And I think it turned out great! Which is why I guess I’ll continue to save these little bits and pieces. 🙂