Welcome to the September Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!
My fellow Practical Scrappers and I are digging into our stashes and sharing ideas with you on how to bust them!
For my post today (apologies for it being late – totally got my dates wrong!!) I am using up some of my leftovers from past Gossamer Blue kits.
Depending on how productive I’ve been, by the end of the month I can have anywhere from only a few off-cuts of paper and half used packets of letter stickers and embellishments to entire sheets of 12×12 card stock or patterned paper and nearly complete sticker and embellishment packs left by the time my next kit arrives. I store them all together in a couple of plastic drawers so I can easily find them.
I made a little video for you today so sit back and see one of the cards come together.
The music that was keeping you company was Autumn by Anthony Vivaldi from his Four Seasons symphony. Very appropriate, no?
Here are the cards that I made out of the products I’d pulled from my Gossamer Blue stash.
Don’t forget that your stamps are a type of stash too. For this card I used the ‘Hello’ stamp from the July kit to create a background for my card. The subtle wood grain pattern was perfect for this. On top I layered a piece of ribbon and two stickers from my kit stash plus two resin flowers from the August kit.
I wondered what a whole lot of stickers that all say “hello” would look like on one card. I think I like it! It sure cleaned out my stash of greeting stickers too!!
Some are popped up with dimensional adhesive for interest. The one ‘I miss you’ sticker in red serves two purposes. It completes my visual triangle of red and adds a sentiment to complete the thought.
The Jillibean Soup 6×6 paper pad is full of fun papers with young, techie icons. I thought they would pair nicely with this particular sentiment. The embellished polaroid frame stickers further accentuate the theme. For the buttons I did have to did into my regular stash as I seem to use up most buttons that I receive each month. 🙂
This ‘you & me’ sticker from the Basic Grey sheet screamed anniversary card to me. With the addition of some vellum pieces from a fairly old kit and some pink heart sequins I think it looks fantastic. Maybe I’ll have to stash it away til next August!! I forgot to make and/or give my husband a card last month on our anniversary so I think I owe him a really personal one!!
How sweet is this one? I think it’s my favourite. I started with that long sticker and the heart paper. A little digging unearthed the speech bubble die cut and the star and I knew I had the making of a super easy, super simple but super cute card! Enamel dots are my go-to finishing touch and here they really do a great job.
This was the one I made in the video. It is also a good reminder that your metal dies are also part of your stash! I am really good at tucking them away in a drawer and forgetting about them but this sentiment sticker needed something to frame it so out came my Amy Tangerine dies! Since the sticker has a gold border around it I went with gold accents. The stamp set was not from Gossamer Blue but in my stash from my Stampin Up days. Stamping the sentiment in gold is very subtle but helps pull that gold to other areas of the card. This is further helped by the gold enamel dots.
So there you have it. Thanks for hopping with us to day. I am the last stop on the hop today so if you started here and want to go back to the beginning (or just had so much fun you want to do it all again!) head on over to the Practical Scrappers blog for the whole list.
If you love the look of what is leftover from my monthly Gossamer Blue kits then you will absolutely LOVE to receive one yourself. Check them out on the Gossamer Blue site – I see the sneak peek of the October kit is up!! I only received my September kit a week ago and have yet to start using it so I guess I’d better get busy!! All my layouts using my Gossamer Blue kits are posted to my Flickr Gallery which you can view here.
Thanks again and have a great weekend!