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The Queen of Leftovers!

Hi dear crafty friends!

I taught a mini album class recently and one of my student said I was the The Queen of Leftovers! She was amazed at how I used even the smallest leftovers to create inserts and to embellish the mini album. I thought about and realized that maybe I am The Queen of Leftovers! because I do challenge myself to use my leftovers 🙂 Here's how I do it...

 

 

The Queen of Leftovers!

1. Kits

Every once in a while I go through all my leftovers and create little kits with coordinating papers and embellishments. Once I match supplies together it's much easier to find what to do with them!

2. List

I have a list of possible projects I can create from my leftovers. Every time I get an idea I add it to the list. The items on the list are also related to the size of the leftovers which is something to consider when using leftovers.

Here's my list:

Bookmarks

Magnets

Inserts for mini albums

Embellishments

Small mini albums 

Here are a few projects I created with leftovers:

Flower Embellishments

 

 

I took small pieces of paper to create my own flowers.

DIY Rose tutorial

 

Punched hearts flower tutorial

Spiral flower tutorial

Magnets

I used really small leftover pieces to create magnets in 1" and 2" size.

 

Embellishments for a larger project

Printers Tray

I used leftover paper for punched shapes as well as leftover embellishments to fill the printer's tray.

 

 

Baby Frame

I used leftover buttons to create the rainbow and leftover paper to cover the frame.

 

 

Inserts

A large piece of double sided cardstock is turned into an insert for a mini album.

 

 

Home Decor

I covered the chipboard frames with leftover papers and created the little embellishments.

 

 

3D project

I created a "road sign" from stamped leftover paper.

 

 

Mini album tutorial

I made a mini album from different paper leftovers.

 

 

Tags

I created small paper bag tags from Christmas supplies leftovers.

 

 

Bookmark

I cut elements from leftover papers and assembled a bookmark.

 

 

I try to challenge myself to use leftovers at least once a month and I hope I'veimspired you to use yours too!

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