Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- and save money too- 2 Quick Tips!

We all love adding beautiful layers to our cards, but we all know, the more layers you add, the more cardstock you use, and  the more expensive it becomes. 

Well girls, here is are a couple of  great tips for you:

1.  When cutting layers for your cards, take the mat layer and punch out the inside area for future projects! (You are going to put your focal panel on top and adhere the back to your card base anyway- no one will ever know.) 

 I have a small 4x6 photo storage box that I purchased at Michaels for $1.50,  that I keep right by my work surface, where I store all my little "punchies".

2.  Another great tip is that whenever you have tiniest, little bits of cardstock or dsp  leftover, you can always take a small punch like Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

 or Lovely Little Labels Punch Pack   

or the Boho Blossoms

or the Bitty Butterfly 

and use up as much of your scraps as you can....then toss these in your "punchies" container for future use.  Much better than throwing away. 

 Keep it out of the landfill and keep more cash in your pockets!

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