is so much fun! It happens every time I go to straighten my craft room. I was just about to throw out some 1×6 scraps of Christmas paper but couldn’t bring myself to do it. They were all from the same paper pad so they went together. I put them on a card front, then went looking for a Christmassy die cut in my box of extra die cuts . I found the perfect one – a stocking. I placed it on the card front and . . . was underwhelmed.
The stocking got lost amid all those patterned papers. It needed a mat, but I didn’t remember what cut file was used to make it. Luckily, I still have some of my original crafting supplies! I broke out my Magic Matter.Do you have one of these? You can make a mat of any shape using the magic matters and a pencil. Or multiple mats! This is how it works.Turn your shape over and trace around it with one of the little matting circles, then cut by hand. Ta Da!!Now I like it. The black mat makes the stocking just pop! 🙂
I then went through my Christmas paper scrap folder and threw out all the blah papers, those that I didn’t love. Then I started putting together some card fronts for later on. My plan was to use up all the scraps so I’ll go back to it later. This is what I have so far:It’s a good start!