At least, that's what the basis was for a challenge I participate in at my Yahoo Group, Your Scrapbook Place! We were partnered and sent each other the leftovers off our craft table. I received a lot of leftover papers and a diecut or two, and since I am still in a "thankful" frame of mind, I made a Thank You card!
I was able to use three pieces of patterned papers to attach to a brown cardstock base. I also cut the wings off a huge diecut bug and presto change-o, they became flourishes! I added a piece of my own leftover orange border,the sentiment circle, and a bit of leftover lace. I finished off my card with a tiny piece of ribbon from the swap, and my thank you card, although it is missing a lot of bells and whistles, is done! And sometimes, it's nice to work without all those bells and whistles--sometimes they get in the way!! LOL
So remember, crafters, waste not, want not!! Next time you're ready to brush those snippets and strays into the trash can, why don't you package it all up and challenge a friend?