Making the Most of Kit Scraps

Hi, It’s Lisa and a whole load of kit scraps with you here.

It’s the end of the month and it’s time to start thinking about clearing away my kit ready for the arrival of my new one. But before I do that, I’m going to see what’s left and squeeze in one last project.

I had originally thought that I was going to chat about storage today, but it’s since become a little storage and more creating. But I’ll start with the storage. I like to have cute containers and dishes. It’s important for me when I create that I can see what I have to create with. When items stay in the kit bags and boxes it stunts my creativity. But when I bring out the pretty things and place the kit bits and pieces in them, I get excited and want to use them and the ideas start coming.

Here’s what I got up to today….

I’m doing a little Christmas swap with a close group of girlfriends. Every year I create a tag, so this year I’m changing it up a little and I’m adding a mini envelope. I love creating mini projects like this. Not only does it make a lovely change but it’s such a great way to use us scraps, experiment with different mediums and play with stencils and stamps.

Here’s how I made these…

I started by using up some 12×12 papers that I’d already cut in to, sticking them on to the tags and adding a little paint over the top. I also did the same on the front of the mini envelopes. Then I used a stencil and ink pad to create these leaves. And cut each one out.

I then used a spray mist and a stencil randomly over the top like this. They needed that extra pop of colour!

I continued with the decorating, using up kit bits and doodling a little.

I also decorated the backs of the tags and envelopes. I used this months pocket kit stamp set here.

I’m so happy with how these have turned out. I added sparkle too for a little extra magic!

The backs.

And the front.

I had so much fun playing. Can you tell????

As my original plan was to talk storage ideas. I asked the team if anyone had any.

Kelli kindly stepped forward to show us something really fun.

Kelli says : ”I use a metal file box I found at a thrift store. It’s the perfect size. The next picture shows how I use a food container for my supplies. It works great to keep my current favorite items together and ready to use”.

I love these ideas Kelli!! Just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune of fancy storage. And like me, Kelli obviously like to see her materials and scrap stash infrint of her.

How do you store your’s? Are you a member of out chatty Facebook group? We’d love you to join us here. Then come and show us your fun ways to display your stash. We’d love to see.

Have a great day!






  1. julie b

    What a fabulous post! Thank you for your inspiration today.

    • Deborah

      Commentthank you for the post and for sharing your lovely creativity!

  2. Sonja Shin

    Wonderful ideas! I was just wondering what to do with my leftovers. Thank you for sharing!


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