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!