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Organizing Your Paper Scraps

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I wrote this post as a part of a paid campaign with Brother and Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.

I hate to throw anything away, especially paper. When I use my Cricut machine or create a craft like this Valentine’s Day Wreath, I always have paper scraps. If you love crafting with paper, there is a good chance you have lots of paper scraps as well, which is why I want to share how I organize my paper scraps.

I usually try to keep all of my scrap paper together. When I organize my paper and cardstock, I can’t stand to have used pieces in with full sheets. I usually toss all of my scraps into a drawer and pull them out when they start piling up. Then I get the kids to use my punches on the leftover paper, which they really enjoy!

After I (or the kids) cut out different shapes, I use my label printer to label small envelopes for each die-cut. Then I add them to my collection. I bought a small CD organizer a while back, and it works perfectly for holding small envelopes. You could also use a card organizer, which works great if you use regular-sized envelopes.

Since I already had my Brother P-Touch Label Maker out, I decided to find a use for the leftover party favors I had as well. The Brother P-Touch label maker is unlike any label maker I have ever owned. It has so many different printing options, and you can buy various labels and ink colors, so you can have a truly customized experience.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I printed up some Valentine’s Day labels and attached them to the stencils. The girls will take these to class, along with the Seed Packet Valentines and a few other ideas we have yet to create! The girls were thrilled, so hopefully, these will be a big hit.

If you have any party favors laying around, all you have to do is use your label printer to print your saying, and print it twice. Then simply attach one to the front and the second label to the back of the first label. Once you have your labels printed, you may want to grab a second set of hands because it can get tricky to attach the labels to each other once you remove the paper backing (they tend to roll up).

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