Any of you that know me know I HATE to waste anything! I have some pretty ugly 12 x 12 papers that I just cannot bring myself to throw away; NO-ONE is going to want them. I am so crushing on 6x6 paper stacks but I do 12x12 LO's. In the past I've use a 6x6 in the center of my 12 x 12 sheet or as a background for a 4 x 4 picture, but as I thumbed thru a new 6x6 paper stack I found 4 coordinating sheets (2 of each print) that I wanted to place diagnally from each other to make one 12x12 sheet to use in my latest LO. SO! I found one of the ugly full size sheets & glued the 4 6x6" to it & presto! Ugly sheet was used but not seen & LO turned out awesome! Maybe some of you had already thought to do this, but for those other frugal scrappers, I just had to share my 'light bulb' moment!
When I ended up with some really dog-ugly paper, I noticed the second side was white. I cut it into squares that fit into a small shallow box that I had and set them into it, white side up. I set it near my phone as scratch paper and some in the kitchen for grocery lists.
the stuff that isn't my favorite from each collection i buy goes into my "community" bin and when I have my craft nights, the ladies are all welcome to this bin, mind you this is not my bo bunny, carta bella, die cuts with a view papers, this is the colorbok and that type of stuff! I would never put my better quality stock in this pile! but if they needed a scrap of the good stuff, i might be willing to share LOL! I am VERY spoiled by carta bella!!!!