WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE UGLY PAPERS IN YOUR PAD

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Posted 10/24/2013 by arelys1228 in General Scrappin'
 

arelys1228
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Posted: 10/24/2013 8:45:33 AM
ever get a nice paper pad to find out lots of the paper is ugly what do you do?
i make cards and letters out of it


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Posted: 10/24/2013 8:51:00 AM
While I have yet to 'finish off' a paper pad, my plan w/the ugly papers is to ignore them til I've used all the ones I like and then either use the back if it's white or toss it if it has an ugly b side.

I won't bother donating, because chances are if I didn't like, not many other people would either.




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Posted: 10/24/2013 9:43:57 AM
I give mine to my 8 year old daughter. She happily takes any scrappy supplies off my hands and I don't feel guilty about purging stuff I don't like.



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Posted: 10/24/2013 9:48:02 AM
This was just discussed ON THIS THREAD LAST WEEK.


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Posted: 10/24/2013 10:20:29 AM
I they are white on one side (not double sided), I use the white side when I run out of white cardstock. Sometimes I cut it up in my Cameo and make flowers because it looks different cut up. If it is not a color I like, I will ink it. If all else fails, I dump it in my kids' art bin and let them cut it up.


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Posted: 10/24/2013 11:11:23 AM
My "ugly paper" isn't really ugly, it's just patterned paper with glitter (too much or falling off all over the place) or flocked paper. I have trouble using these because nothing adheres to them very well and they just frustrate me.

For now, I just keep them on the right side of my cropper hopper 12x12 paper holder. They're okay if i decide to use them for smaller pieces that i won't need to adhere anything on top of, but I can't use them as background paper or large layering pieces.



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Posted: 10/24/2013 11:23:12 AM
I make envelopes with it! I love the envelope scoring board by We R Memory Keepers for this.



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Posted: 10/24/2013 2:41:08 PM
I'm also a fan of making envelopes with it. Some of it I also put in the kid's pile.

I also make flowers with it- usually it takes on quite a different look when it's all cut up.


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Posted: 10/24/2013 2:54:36 PM
I give to my kids or I will use the back if white to test out stamps or practice cut on my cricut.

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Posted: 10/24/2013 6:30:30 PM
I do one of two things - mix it up with like papers when I am selling stuff at a scrapbook yard sale

or

Keep it for the time when there are no more scrapbook supplies and even crappy paper will get used - like in the beginning. What goes around comes around.


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Posted: 10/24/2013 6:43:32 PM
I use the white side to make journaling spots or tags.
Experiment with cuts or new techniques.
If the colors work, use as mat hiding most of the design.
Run through the printer.
Stamp.

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Posted: 10/24/2013 7:17:50 PM
If I can't salvage for cards I use it as scrap paper for either painting on or putting glitter on something.

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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:11:53 AM
I don't know if they are "ugly", but I use what I want and sell the rest. I usually see about 1/3-1/2 of a pad that I really like. I use what I want then sell at a SB garage sale at the local LSS for about $5.


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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:42:47 AM
great idea about the envelopes


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Posted: 10/25/2013 8:05:22 AM
I usually take them to a crop and put them on the swap table.



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Posted: 10/25/2013 10:44:30 AM
I have a pad that I've used all the papers I like out of that were only one-sided, and I use the white side of the sheets to stamp off excess ink, test the color of a pen or marker before using it on a project, put underneath a paper I'm outlining so I don't accidentally mark up my cutting mat, etc. Basically just use it as scratch paper. If I end up with any double sided papers that I don't like either side, which is rare, I'll cut things with the Cameo for a one-time use mask/stencil.



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Posted: 10/25/2013 4:44:27 PM
If the paper's thin enough, I use it for an envelope. I love all the other ideas in this thread!



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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:43:43 PM
donate. what may not be pleasing to me may be likable to someone else. I am currently gathering paper to donate. make room for new ones.



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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:03:56 AM
I use the uglies to test dies, make practice cuts, and assemble 3-D items in a "dry run" before cutting into the good paper. If I'm cutting with an ecutter, I sometimes do a practice cut with an ugly sheet of paper to see what size I want. This is especially helpful when making boxes & bags, as I can't always get a good picture of what the finished size will be until I've put one together.

I keep this paper in a special drawer and the kids know they can grab a sheet *from that drawer only* without asking.



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Posted: 10/26/2013 5:43:37 AM
I give them to my daughter.. She thinks its Christmas when I give her a big stack of ugly paper. Out comes her trimmer, punches and paint!


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Posted: 10/26/2013 10:14:21 AM
If the pad has mostly paper that I like, then I keep it and ignore the others. If, on the other hand, the stack has just a few papers that I like, I keep those and throw away the stack. I don't have space for things that I don't love.


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Posted: 10/26/2013 11:12:52 AM
I use them with my quickutz, this way you can't really tell what the design was just the colors.


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Posted: 10/26/2013 11:18:31 AM
If they're thick enough I make various storage things for washi tape, stickles from the silhhouette store. Quite often at the end of a cutting session I do a sheet of flower shapes for later use.
I like the envelope idea!


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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:36:27 PM
I really like the idea of using these papers as mats so only the edges show...no such thing as an ugly edge





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