Here is my scraps basket that I keep within easy reach under my desk…
I simply stuck each strip to a piece of white cardstock, slightly overlapping them. I then ran over the centre of each with my sewing machine
I crinkled up the edges of each piece to give a raised look to the layout. I kept this layout simple and just added two photos of my son with foam tape to give some more dimension.
I used a gorgeous Charms Creations star and a Kit the Habit flair to embellish. With the title ‘Smile’, I white embossed some alpha letters I had in my stash. I added a few more embellishments and I was done! I kept it simple as the background and many patterned papers bought a lot of colour and boldness in to the layout.
Here are some close up shots;