Loc: 3,000 miles from home
|Posted: 9/7/2013 9:14:18 AM|
...is working for me! For years, I have kept my scraps filed by color, but I haven't really used them as much as I would have liked. I bought a medium-sized basket, and I have been dumping random scraps into it. For some reason those pieces are getting pulled into my layouts since I go there first when looking for a frame or a journaling spot. I am so happy that my prized Allison Kreft pieces are finding a home where they really count--on my layouts, and not in my very organized but seldom-used files.
Getting ready to dump some more scraps into that basket!
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada
|Posted: 9/7/2013 9:30:54 AM|I do the same thing, never touch the scraps I've organized and always seem to go to my quick cleanup scrap box where everything is just thrown in
|Posted: 9/7/2013 9:36:45 AM|
I definitely need to try this!!
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia
|Posted: 9/7/2013 9:59:26 AM|I've always been pretty good at using my scraps that I sort by colour, but I used to have too many small pieces at the bottom of the bags that were hard to find. After seeing Shimelle's idea, I bought a small basket that sits on my desk for small scraps.
Now, if I need a punch, diecut or journaling spot, I reach for the basket. But, if it's too big for the basket, it gets sorted into the project keepers by colour. I just think better by colour if I'm looking for something that size.
It's the best of both worlds! (No pun intended. OK. Maybe a little bit. )
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Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 9/7/2013 10:06:28 AM|
My method is basically the same. I keep all of my scraps in an Iris box. The box is stacked with my other paper, so I always look through it. My dd's go through it for their Smash books too.
Loc: Chicago, IL
|Posted: 9/7/2013 10:12:08 AM|
I agree, I had mine organized so well but I hardly touched them and it was a pain to add more. A basket allows me to use more or more easily.
In The Shadow
Loc: Columbus, Ohio (Southwest of)
|Posted: 9/7/2013 11:34:04 AM|
For me it was the 'place' I put my organized scraps that made the difference in using them. When I moved them just to the right is my work space it change everything. I don't have to get up they are close. My workspace is a tall quilting table and I found a magazine rack that has legs on wheels (so it isn't on the floor)
so I just lean over to grab the pouch.
I don't think I could stand another thing on my worktable. I do have a small double drawer thingie on my worktable that I put embellishment scraps in but I don't like to dig so if I added scraps I would be digging.
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Seeing...Through My Eyes
|Posted: 9/7/2013 12:27:30 PM|
I love her method. My scrap basket sits on my desk right beside me. I never forget that they are there. As I begin a LO, I pull a new piece of paper for my background and then dig through my basket.
It also lets me see if the scraps are beginning to multiply. Then it is time to make some cards. I love not wasting paper!
Loc: Wiesbaden, Germany
|Posted: 9/7/2013 1:44:44 PM|
I have been doing this as well. I had a 12x6 accordion file and would put scraps in it, and never used it. I got a 12x6 storage bin and never used it. I started tossing things in an empty box and I am using scraps ALLLL the time now. It's so easy.
|Posted: 9/8/2013 10:50:19 AM|
I changed from by colour too, and just dump them all in a box. I keep even the smallest of scraps, the only bits I find I don't use is the thin strips so I have started chucking them straight away.
I have a lot of scraps now though so this thread has prompted me to have a sort through I will bin the bits that have got tatty and cut down some 4x6 cards for my project life.