Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cropped-off "Photo Scraps" as embellishments!

Have you ever cropped a photo and thought "JEEPERS! That's pretty--- that piece I had to crop off!" ???

I HAVE!
A couple of years ago I began saving cropped off scraps of photos that I just KNEW could be used as embellishments on cards or to add interest to layouts. Some of them were real gems: things like flowers, parts of textured items like tree bark, brick, woodgrain flooring, sand, grass or even the leaves on a bush.

Here is an example: on the card below, the brick with the bleeding-heart bush in front of it made a beautiful embellie on a card I made for a friend who was going thru a rough time.


What cropped-off scraps of photos can YOU save? What can you create with them?

And...What sort of a container can you stash these handy cropped-off photo gems in? I use a recycled Swiffer Wet Jet floor cloths box to store mine! Wash out well, and label. They are rectangular, flat and the best part is,
can be stacked!

9 comments:

  1. Very clever! It looks fantastic!

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  2. thats a great idea, way to go neatness!

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  3. What an awesome idea! This is a great use for the scraps of paper you couldnt bear to throw away as well.....

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  4. That is a great idea & looks really good! I wish I had saved some of my beach scraps. Those would have made pretty embellishments. Will have to remember to do this from now on!

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