Any crafter that knows me well, will know that I have an obsession about keeping every little bit of paper. Once a workshop has finished I can often been found digging around the scraps others have tossed in the trash to rescue them for projects like this.
This is such an easy and for me, satisfying thing to do. I buy sheets of double sided paper and lay my strips in pattern. These can be used for backgrounds or made into embellishments.
It makes me so happy to see my scraps being used and not just tossed out. The thing is I always seem to have tons of scraps, my pile never diminishes lol.