To me a snippet is a piece of something larger such as a hunk of ribbon as opposed to the whole roll. A snippets can be that one odd-ball epoxy brad you have or even a stash of 5 regular brads. It can be that image you stamped but never used, or even the one you stamped and colored. Snippets can be die cuts or the left over paper from die cutting out of it. They can be random embellishments that have been abandoned on your desk. They can be previously punched out objects. They can be that package of charms you won in a raffle. To me snippets are the black sheep of the crafting world, often over-looked but collecting like dust bunnies in the corners of your crafting space, the left over bits and bobs.
One thing that does not count as s snippet in my world are quarter sheets (A2 card sized) of designer paper. That's because that's how I cut my patterned paper up. You get four quarter sheets from an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper and six from a 12x12" sheet. It is rare that I use all four or six at once so I put the unused ones away in their proper places until I need that color or design again.
Yet, I call this card a snippet card because of its background paper:
So I decided to put it to use and be done with it. And just in case the gals at Pixie's Playground don't feel it counts as a snippet, all the other pieces are snippets too. The speckled white (which doesn't look so speckled in this photo) is just a random hunk as is the dark gray under it. The black ribbon is from my box of loose pieces of ribbon. The orange brads were pulled out of a tin of various orange brads (found two that matched!). The bats were die cut from a mere scrap. This is a total snippet card even if it is for a holiday that is a long way off.
The Fine Print: Stamp by Penny Black, die cut shape by Stampin' Up (the trick for the gray layer is to trace around the die you cut with and then cut it out, that's how you get a slightly larger layer, yes I learned that from someone else's blog), die cut bats by A Muse Studio colored with a glitter pen, ribbon and brad from my stash. I wonder if I can muster up the energy to drag the Halloween bin down out of the closet to put this card away???? Don't hold your breath.