A while back this year, I re-defined how I personally think of scraps for my paper stash.
I am constantly evolving my ideas. Paper scraps used to be all jumbled in a drawer of my storage cart, then some point last year I put the smaller ones in a metal box but the larger ones were still piled in a drawer. At some point earlier this year, I moved the big scraps to a binder in a color organized way. That helped some and it was nice to sort of see what I had (at least compared to a pile in a drawer, anyway.)
One day though, I thought I could do even better.
So I cut all card stock scraps that were big enough and sturdy enough to be cards into the standard 4.25x5.5 inches card base size. I then cut all paper scraps that were big enough into card layer size of 4x5.25 inches. So this is what my card layer collection looked like after it was all done (not pictured, card bases):
And since we're on the subject of scraps...One day I saw an example of using some scraps to make a new card layer (sorry, I don't remember where I saw it, or I'd link it), and thought I'd give it a try with some of the strips I had in the notebook. Over random days, I made these:
What are some ways you manage your usable scraps to keep them from getting overwhelming? Feel free to weigh in below. I am always looking for other ways to use scraps.