All too often I find myself cutting full sheets of paper to make a card, while my collection of scraps grows ever larger. So occasionally I try to pull all my materials from scraps only. That's how this little card was born. It measures only 3-3/4" x 3-3/4", and is constructed from pieces that were tossed aside from other projects.
I organize all my cardstock in hanging file folders, sorted by color, which makes it easier to keep track of all the tiny pieces I save. Rarely does anything go in the trash, because it all has a use eventually. My patterned paper isn't quite as organized -- it's all in the sturdy box-with-a-handle that D's MacBook was packed in.