Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Peeky Tip (or a Tippy Peek)

So you guys know I'm a pretty green scrapper, right? You have also noticed that I don't always scrap in 12x12. Actually, I hardly ever scrap in 12x12 anymore. I like to mix it up, and actually prefer to scrap in 8.5x11 (although I do 6x12 too). Sometimes I use the leftovers on another layout, especially in a kit. Kits are great for that, because everything is all coordinated and matchy matchy.

A lot of times, though, I'll take that big strip that I just cut from the 12x12 sheet to make it 8.5x11 and I'll make a card out of it. I don't always finish the card right away, but I always fold the cardstock or paper to the side if I know I won't be using it again on a layout and let it sit in a little basket until I need to make a card.

Lately, I've been making the card to coordinate a recent layout, and that is saving me a HUGE amount of time. And dudettes...I'm all about that lately.

Check it out:
So here's a layout that I made with the kit you guys just bought
(here's the peek part)
and the coordinating card!
Give it a try next time you scrap...
before you know it, you'll have a card ready whenever you need one!



Ryzmomplus2 said...

Great idea Colleen! Love the layout and the card and being a lover of coffee - I love the picture, must capture that at my fav coffee spot!

pickmepam said...

very cute! the card took me a minute. i glanced at the letters and i'm like, "ho la"? what? then i looked at the como esta part and said, "duh!". too funny!

janet said...

Great layout and card!! I try and do the same thing...make a card when I'm done with a layout! I love the sentiment on your card!

Trish said...

Cool tip, Colleen! I've never done that, and need to use up those scraps!!

jamie said...

you are so fab, colleen! great post!

Julie said...

great work colleen! love the october kits!