When I found out that this month’s challenge was to bust your stash, I was super excited! We all have that one or maybe two products that we either hoard or just have way too much of to even use sometimes. For me, I have several Freckled Fawn kits that I either have not touched yet (I know it sounds crazy) or leftovers that I just can’t seem to part with. I also have a lot of washi tape and have yet to even finish a roll. I have decided that I want to start using the products that I have rather than let them sit around in my craft space.
I have a ton of pictures to scrap and decided to make a layout using April’s Freckled Fawn kit.
I used some Studio Calico Seven Paper Amelia as a mat for my photo. Then I used some enamel dots, washi tape, and chipboard stickers to embellish the page. I’m loving the enamel dots and chipboard stickers. I was very surprised at how easy it was to use the enamel stickers since enamel dots are my favorite product.
I also have a lot of paper pads. I decided rather than using the pads on just layouts and cards, that maybe it would be fun to make some embellishments. Normally, I don’t make embellishments with my paper pads so it was a nice change. I made some epoxy stickers using Studio Calico’s Seven Paper Amelia 6×6 paper pad. These were so easy to make. I just used a 1 inch punch and some epoxy stickers that I found at Hobby Lobby. Once you punch your paper, you just stick the epoxy sticker onto the paper.
As I mentioned before, I have a bunch of washi tapes. I decided to make some handmade notecards and decorated them using a few of my washi tapes. I really love how they turned out and will be making a bunch of 3×4 and 4×6 notecards with all of my washi tapes. I think these notecards would be perfect for writing little notes to my family and friends. Below is a close up of the note cards.
I can’t wait to see how you all take on this month’s challenge.
Emily is a blogger and memory keeper who loves spending time with her family. She is obsessed with planners, books, and making new things. You can find Emily over at The Emi Times, on Instagram, and Pinterest.
Thank you, Emily, for sharing your take on this challenge! I know lots of us have products we strangely like too much to use, but I hope this post will inspire us all to break them out and stop hoarding them!