my fav way to use up small scraps of paper is by using my hole punch. i use the postive punch to mimic brads. this way i always have a match with my papers and less bulk. Plus no holes to hide on the inside of cards. I top off the 'brads' with liquid glass to make them look more like real brads. i tend to use my tiniest hole punch, but any size will work.
on this layout. i used my 'brads' around each corner on the largest photo.
on this card, i used two different size punches to make my 'brads'