Am I the only scrapbooker who still enjoys their older supplies? While others are happily spring cleaning their studios, I am rediscovering and getting excited about supplies in my stash.
Sure, I pass along items that are no longer my style, or supplies that I have already created with and don’t feel that ‘spark’ for anymore … but there are still many things in my room I haven’t had a chance to play with yet.
Purging, to me, means getting rid of something I no longer like. When I look at my older supplies I think to myself, “I would still buy this TODAY!”
So, instead of purging, I’m going to incorporate more STASHBUSTING in my life. Who’s with me?
Today’s video features supplies from 2012. Yep! They are 11 years old and I STILL love them! Watch the video above to see my process, or check out the still shots below.
This layout was created from a Studio Calico subscription kit (2012) featuring patterned papers and supplies by October Afternoon, Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye, Authentique, and more. The office-inspired and geometric patterns are still relevant to me today and worked well for a masculine page about my son.
I even incorporated additional items from my stash: a kraft polaroid frame (Park Lane at Joann’s), twine, a tag, buttons, and star dies, to name a few. If I needed something … I found something from my stash that would work, or I made it! (Love how those star embellishments turned out!)
I’ve seen several people run tags and journaling cards through their printer with success by taping them onto a full-size sheet of paper. I’ve been wanting to try this technique; however, it was late at night, I do not own a light table, and I didn’t want to wait until the next day to use my window to line up the journaling.
I opted to print my journaling on manila-colored cardstock that matched the tag I wanted to use. It worked great, and I don’t think you will notice once the page is placed in a sheet protector.
Are you trying to make a title and are out of a certain letter? I was out of lowercase r’s for the word ‘Haircut’. My solution was to mix upper- and lowercase letters within the word. It has a bit of boyish charm, don’t you think?
Give stashbusting a try today! Sure, perfectly coordinated collections are fun and easy to work with, but there is something electric about discovering new ways of combining other supplies together. I’d love to see what you make!
Have a great week!
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