Bits ‘n Pieces
If you’re a baby boomer, or a fan of 1960s rock ‘n roll music, you probably remember The Dave Clark Five. One of their big hits was “Bits and Pieces.” This band was the number one rival of the Beatles, way back then. But, alas, they disappeared and the Beatles soared to unprecedented stardom, leaving the Dave Clark five and “Bits and Pieces” in their dust.
Ah, but thanks to my Cuttlebug, my bits and pieces are not being left behind. They’re all going to good use…but then, we crafters can find a use for just about anything, right?
Here is a sample of one of my Cuttlebugged bits and pieces cards.
So here’s the scoop: before throwing left-over paper into my scrap box, I use a square or circle punch (or heart-shaped, or whatever) to create lovely little bits and pieces. By punching out these little shapes, I have almost no paper waste…yeah! I have a little container with bits and pieces in every imaginable colour and pattern. Not all of them are Cuttlebugged, but they all get used somewhere, somehow, in a card or other papercraft project. It’s really fun to create something from what would have been trash.
The other great thing about a bits and pieces card is that they are quick and easy to make. You don’t even have to put a sentiment on the front. They can just be pretty cards ready for any occasion!
My scrap box is cleaner, my recycle bin lighter, my “finished cards” box is fuller…and I can’t get the song “Bits and Pieces” out of my head! Oh, well, this week, “Bits and Pieces,” next week, that old favourite, “Paper Roses!”
Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!
P.S. I’d love to showcase what you are doing with your bits and pieces. Please leave me a comment, if you would like your Bits and Pieces project to be featured here, on Globug Ideas.