No, I’m not talking about wood! I’m talking about 2″ x 4″ pieces of scrap paper. Let me explain…
At CHA our booth theme was “grow your faith”. Betsy came up with a great idea to create seed packets with “seeds” or swatches of our papers for people to be able to see and feel or papers first hand. These seed packets ended up being a great hit and even recognized by the booth evaluator as a great idea. (she took one to remember)
Well, now that CHA is over and there are leftovers, what do you do with these 2×4 pieces of paper? I challenged the Design Team and here is what they came up with…
*journaling block (can always layer a trimmed piece of coordinating cardstock on top)
*tag (cut off two corners, punch a hole, add a ribbon)
*use to anchor stickers/embellishments so they’re not ‘floating’ on a page
*give to your younger kids who want to craft with mom (and her supplies)
*use to create a mosiac or patchwork effect on page/card
*use in die cut machines (manual or electric)
*Use decorative scissors to do the same if you don’t have a die cutting machine
*Trim them down to one inch widths, snip off the ends to create a banner.
*Trim them down to 1/4 to 1/2 inch widths to create journaling strips (lighter paper only)
*Tuck them behind a photo as a mini mat to add a punch of color.
*Use a bunch of them in a pattern to create a color block LO.
*Use them to punch out different shapes as embellishments.
How about a visual? Ann created a digital sample of several ideas using 2×4 pieces of paper.
Special thanks to Ann Bricker, Carrie Sunderlin and Jenny Woodrum for their ideas.
If you accept the challenge, email me with your finished project and I’ll feature in an upcoming blog post.
Got a stewardship tip to share? Contact me. If I use in an upcoming blog post, I’ll send you a free gift!