I've been going through my scrap box again! I always end up with little pieces that are too big to throw away and I figure I'll use them someday, so I put them in a box:
It has six compartments, so I use one for each color family (across the bottom), one for white, vanilla, and black (top left), and one for In Color and anything else (top right). The strips on top are too long to fit in the compartments. Whenever I need a small piece of card stock, I always check here first. And every once in awhile I decide to use up as many pieces as I can!
The following cards are started as leftover strips from cutting layers for swaps. Striped backgrounds are so easy to make, and they use up those strips! I also found some images from a retired stamp set, Country Home, that I had stamped but never used. A few of them were colored already, so I made backgrounds to coordinate, the others I colored to go with the pieces I had to work with.
Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake stripes on a Rich Razzleberry card base. Milk can is stamped on the white layer and colored with Stampin' Blends.
Cherry Cobbler and Smokey Slate stripes on a Basic Gray card base. Milk can was stamped on Basic Gray with black ink and fussy-cut.
Cherry Cobbler and Smokey Slate stripes on a Cherry Cobbler card base. Milk can was stamped on Galvanized Metallic Paper that was available when this set was first introduced with black ink and fussy-cut.
Flirty Flamingo and Smokey Slate stripes on a Blushing Bride card base. Milk can was stamped on white card stock with gray ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.
These all have Elegant Faceted Gems on the front (I colored the ones for the Blackberry/Razzleberry card with a Stampin' Blends Marker) and are blank inside.