There is a way to use them though and I decided to put an idea to the test and see what happened.
I started out with a small piece of scrap card and covered it in glue. I then sprinkled on some of my tiny cut out bits.
Next, I took some silver DIY tape and cut it into bits. It was my intention to peel off the backing but it was far too fiddly, so I glued them on, overlapping, instead. Now I could have used one piece or even tin foil, probably doubled up to make it strong enough.
I let it go over the edges because they can be folded behind when it's done. This would be a great bit of fun for kids to do.
Then for the magic. I ran it through my Evolution embossing machine. This is how it comes out, with the addition of some alcohol markers!
Now, at this point I had no idea what I was going to do with it, so I got a card base out and put my thinking cap on.
The lightbulb lit up and so I cut my piece more or less in half.
The addition of a bow, a sentiment and I had the basis of a good card - but with the addition of a bit of number 75 marker (Dark Blue Light) around the edge of the sentiment and a few bits of bling, I think the two cards I made, turned out rather well.
The next one I did on an airbrushed base and I added yet more shading to the sentiment.
So there you are, another way to use up your remnants!