I realize that I am always refering to 'table scraps' as the source of contents for some (a lot of) of my cards. I thought I'd define that a little for you today.
As I am making cards and cut larger pieces of scrapbook paper, printed cardstock, and colored cardstock I end up with lots of scraps - large, medium and small. I sort them into plain and printed and tuck them into a clear standing box. Here's a look at what is currently in that box:
When I work on cards I will take out a focal image and then first shuffle through the table scraps box to see what goes with it. This way I can often use up scraps before having to cut up new sheets of paper.
When I get tired of using the same materials over and over I will sort them into my bigger bins of scraps. These are where I go when I DON'T find anything in the table scraps box. And if nothing in any of these fits the bill, THEN I move on to the new printed cardstock and/or scrapbook paper.
These are the drawers of scraps I have going all the time:
So now you know what I mean when I say I built a card from 'table scraps'.