For most of my gatherings these past few months, we created a winter card using one of the snowflakes from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge by Close To My Heart. I was blessed to have a multitude of home parties, so that means I cut out a LOT of snowflakes! J
Here is the card we created (along with a coordinating 2 page layout J)…
and HERE is the scrap paper that was leftover after cutting the snowflakes…
It bothered me to throw this paper away – even though most of the paper was cut and not useable. I know some of you are able to toss a sheet of paper away when it looks like this…not me. I cut off the ends of the 2 sides and then looked at the negative space of the snowflakes wondering what I could do with them. After a day of that “scrap” sheet sitting on my table…I would then throw it in the trash can since there was really nothing you could do with those inside pieces, right?
Well, that continued UNTIL…(drum roll please J )
ONE DAY – I was folding the paper and an idea came to me.
Why not cut out that extra inside of the snowflakes? Could I turn it into “something”?
I cut out the “insides” of the snowflakes…
and then got some glue dots to glue the corners together!!!!
Hmm, that kind of looks like a basket!!! J
Let’s see, how about if we stamp something on the outside of the basket…
and make a handle…
This is really FUN!!!
Yayy!!! Look what we created!!!
What a FUN basket to add little treats too!!!
I used this basket as a small gift to a first time workshop attendee! I wanted to give her something because the rest of the attendees were part of my monthly club and I was giving them a small Christmas gift.
I hope this has inspired you and encouraged you to take a look at your leftover pieces! LOL!!! You never know what those SCRAPS may turn into!!! J