Friday, January 27, 2012

scrappy idea of the day!

You know all those tiny scraps we have leftover from our projects? I have a really hard time throwing all that scrappy goodness in the waste basket. They're so pretty that it just seems wrong, not to mention wasteful. I came up with an idea to upcycle all those tiny bits and pieces  into something that's both useful and lovely.

I turn my leftovers into what I like to call 'tag kits.' 

I cut, stamp, glue, and punch my scraps of patterned paper to create an embellishment kit that's just right for crafting two or three coordinating tags. 

I tie everything together with a bit of twine, then tuck it all into a glassine sleeve for a pretty presentation. In just a few moments my scraps have been transformed into a sweet, one of a kind gift for a papercrafting friend! 
And now I'm off to enjoy a slumber party with my little grandgirl, the light of my life and center of my universe. She makes my world the happiest place ever!  

I hope you're having a wonderful day too! Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time with me!     


  1. Hi Nancy,

    I love love love your great idea, what a mind of wonderful ideas you have. Thank you for sharing this idea,I think I'll try something like this for my bits'n'bobs of scraps once I have some time free when our visitors are gone.
    Warmest best wishes,

  2. Hi again Nancy,

    I forgot to add I hope you both have a wonderful time together for the sleepover.
    Hope to catch up for a chat soon.
    Lots of love

    1. Hi Suey!
      Thank you so much! I had so much fun chatting with you yesterday. I hope you have a great time at the paper museum~wish I was there to go with you. Can't wait to talk to you again soon!