|Posted: 2/7/2013 3:33:59 PM|
I cut a bunch of little triangles for a banner I decide not to use. They are sitting on my desk. I also have a bunch of strips of paper from a different LO on my desk and a bunch of other scraps. There they sit. I don't want to just throw them away because I might use them. Someday. Do I need therapy or more containers?
50 Peas in a pod.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 3:35:14 PM|
More containers to hold the scraps until you can get therapy on how to use them?
|Posted: 2/7/2013 3:43:30 PM|
Loc: So CA
|Posted: 2/7/2013 3:54:13 PM|
Loc: Phoenix, AZ area
|Posted: 2/7/2013 4:04:00 PM|I would make a layout using only these little scraps... but I would get more containers too just 'cuz they're pretty
|Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. ~ Psalm 119:105|
Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana
|Posted: 2/7/2013 4:24:00 PM|
I've been there and have decided to give myself permission to throw out the scraps before they themselves become overwhelming. I guess it depends on how much room you have for saving the little bits.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 4:24:55 PM|
Make a couple cards!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:37:47 PM|
Use them for a border on the side of the layout or for borders around photos or other frames. I watch TV and cut little pieces!
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:42:09 PM|
I might need therapy with you, because I have saved some punched shapes for awhile. But, in all honesty, I have also recently decided punched triangles could be tossed if they're not needed, and some strips of paper I had been saving for years are now in a bag of stuff I plan to donate to a preschool.
Loc: Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:45:52 PM|
Will you use them? Like...ever???
I stopped saving scraps because I had such a huge box of them and I never, ever opened it, except to put more scraps inside it. So now I throw all my scraps away. And you know what? I don't even miss them.
Now if you're a frugal scrapper that uses every last shred of every piece of patterned paper you buy, more power to ya!
Loc: anywhere anytime
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:51:57 PM|
Therapy! Unless you are very limited in your paper supplies, you do not need to save tiny scraps. There is always a new paper line coming out cuter and prettier paper. Get rid of them!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:53:54 PM|"Video Therapy" is what you need, my dear! Check out the videos here on Two Peas for inspiration and ideas on how to use them. Or ideas on how to store them, in which case you can pick up some cute containers, too.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:20:17 PM|
I would either use them soon or throw them away.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:30:23 PM|Keep them, but I hoard scraps...just can't toss them.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:32:13 PM|
Honestly, I hate having scraps around and tend to toss them even though I could possibly use them. It just feels like too much clutter to me.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:37:35 PM|
Sometimes I'll punch or die cut things just as stress release. I end up giving them to my 7yo or to her after school care teacher as additions to their craft stash.
No matter where you go, there you are!
Loc: Chicago NW burbs
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:58:48 PM|
There are sometimes ladies on here looking for scraps because they make cards for soldiers. Maybe you could find someone who does that and give them your scraps. Then you don't feel bad about throwing them away.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 7:01:35 PM|
I have a tin bucket about 6" across and 4" high that I got in the Target dollar spot that I use to hold my small scraps. I go there first when I need to punch something or if I need to fill the back of an opening (like in the cutout papers). When it gets too full, I weed it out and get rid of a bunch of them...and I don't sort them. They just all get dumped in the tin.
For me, as long as scraps are limited to a small space then they don't get overwhelming.
My bigger scraps are in a larger tin about 8" wide, 6" high and 12" long, and then that's it. But I'm one to go to my scraps first before I ever go to a full sheet of paper (not counting background papers.)
So, to answer the original question, maybe the answer is a container that won't make you overwhelmed. But only if you use your scraps to begin with!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 8:53:40 PM|
new bucket for those scraps..
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:10:06 PM|
Toss or donate them if you can't think of a project to use them on soon.
I can understand how easy it is to feel guilty about tossing scraps, when, after all, we call this hobby scrapbooking! lol But I'm learning to purge.
k d girl
Loc: southern california
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:12:05 PM|
i once save an entire bag of punched circles that I didn't use...I even moved with them. haha!
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:17:18 AM|
How about making bookmarks with them?
Loc: PTC, GA
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:35:22 AM|
therapy! I say if you don't use them this weekend, toss them.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: southern new mexico
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:38:42 AM|You need a new container for them...it's called a TRASH CAN!
I save very few scraps; if it's not large enough to mount a photo, into the trash it goes. Come on....YOU CAN DO IT!!
| Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two
Loc: London, UK
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:05:30 AM|I would suggest trying to use them asap, like a card or something. Then whatever is left from that session I would throw. They will keep building up and if you keep adding to the pile and not using you'll just keep adding containers and not making a dent... I'd much rather use most of something and then throw the teeny pieces away because I never use them otherwise.
Decide just how likely you are to use them, maybe find a load of pages/techniques/videos that you can use as inspiration to have a scrap stash session, make a few pages like that before continuing with new sheets or something so you've at least used some of the bits
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:06:36 AM|
I purge my scraps often, if you are not going to use them then donate or throw them out.
Loc: the 80's
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:15:55 AM|
I keep a wooden tray that I throw all my scraps into, but small things that sit piled on my desk finally just get tossed. I'd rather get them out of my mind, instead of worrying about what I might do with them.
Loc: in the land of fruit, nuts, flakes & quakes!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:24:42 AM|
Make some cards!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:13:38 AM|
You need a new container for them...it's called a TRASH CAN!
I don't really need therapy I pretty good about tossing scraps but this paper is just too too too cute. I'm going to make cards with banners this weekend at the crop TwinkieJo scheduled for the Minnesota Peas. Yea!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:55:07 PM|
Lol.. I know how you feel! Just toss them if you don't use them within a month! Thats always a good rule that I try to stick by with some things!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:35:43 PM|
I keep an iris container for my larger scraps. When it gets too full to close I go thru and recycle the colors I don't use very much. My scraps do get used. My kids know that when they do a project they need to look in the scraps first. The real little scraps go to my MIL because she likes to make paper from them.
Loc: Oldenburg, Germany
|Posted: 2/9/2013 9:54:48 AM|IÂ´d also say more containers
Those strips look pretty cool as a background and triangles are always welcome as photo corners..