Friday, January 11, 2013

A Lovely Way to Use Your Scraps

Happy Friday, Practical Scrappers! Krissy Clark McKee here with a layout to share with you using one of my favorite things on my crafty table right now.  No, it's not my wonderful spring-loaded scissors or a fancy-schmancy cutting machine (although I do love both of those - not gonna lie)!  What is it, you ask?  Why, it is a simple shoe box; however, instead of shoes, it holds scraps.  And not just scrap pieces of paper but leftover embellishments - little tags, stray buttons, extra shapes previously cut with my fancy-schmancy machine.  I love reaching into that little shoebox and pulling out random bits of prettiness to use on my layout - and this layout was no exception.

I used different pieces and shapes of paper, and I moved them around and arranged them until I had a shabby chic garland, which was the perfect embellishment to go with this picture of my daughter wearing cowboy boots with her wedding dress.  Once I had everything in place, I dabbed a small dot of glue under each piece to hold it in place, then ran my sewing machine in a line over the tops of each piece to connect everything.  And voila!  A garland as lovely and unique as my daughter!
 
Once my garland was complete I decided to dress up the areas around my picture frame a little.  So, back into the shoebox my hand went, and I came up with the parts and pieces to make sweet little clusters around my frame, like this one. 
 
And that's it - the scraps may be little, but they create a big impact when put together.  What have you done with your scraps lately?

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9 comments:

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Your LO is absolutely beautiful. I love what you did with your scraps of paper. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Friday. :)

Cathy said...

This is just gorgeous Krissy!

Patty Selah said...

It is Lovely! I need to start a scraps shoebox for all my littles! Thanks for sharing the idea!

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

Krissy, the photo of your daughter is gorgeous and your layout is so freakin' awesome!!! Love the idea of a little scrap box with goodies.

Krisha said...

Wonderful LO, love the picture of your daughter. Those little scraps come in sooo hand at times. I need to make about 100 of these LOs just to use my snippets, LOL

Glamotte said...

Wow, what a lovely layout. Great job!

Jean said...

One f the prettiest layouts I have seen! Gorgeous banners!

lintsi said...

I love the garland! The layout is so pretty!

Kim Ryden said...

I love this layout! SO CUTE!!! So much detail and all from scraps! WOW!