• Elizabeth Garcia

New Year Crafting Resolutions

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season with your loved ones.  Did you get any crafting done?  I was able to sneak some in here and there.  How about some craft related new year’s resolutions?  I’ve made one and I’m counting on you to hold me accountable.  I’ve decided to use my stash and not make any crafting purchases (other than essentials like glue and blank cards), until either June or whenever my local scrapbook store has its next big yard sale, whichever comes first.  My local store, Papercraft Clubhouse, hosts periodic yard sales where they invite their customers to bring their used items to sell at the store.  They sell the items at the prices you set.  Instead of getting the cash, however, you get what you earn in the form of store credit.  It’s a great way to get rid of things you’re not using anymore and to restock on some new things.  So I will break my craft purchasing fast on the day of their next yard sale.

This means I’m left to use just what is currently in my stash.  I have a number of stamp sets, a nice collection of papers, and quite a bit of other embellishments like flowers, stickers, cut outs, and ribbons.  I’m excited by all the creative possibilities.  I’ll share what I make with my stash with you here on the blog.  And to keep me honest at the end of each week I’ll tally how much I’ve spent on crafting materials and share the amount with you.  It shouldn’t amount to very much at all unless I’m restocking on essentials like glue.

To get us started here’s a birthday card made with my stash collection:

The papers come from Paper Wishes Floral Ultimate Pack.  I don’t think they carry it anymore, but I still have plenty of it to use on lovely feminine cards like this one.  The stickers are Butterfly Dazzles.  The large butterfly was backed with some of the floral paper.  I added some bling with gold pearls both on the butterfly’s body and smaller ones on the tag.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the tag with blue ink.  I’m not sure which paper pad the tag comes from.  Sometimes I just cut out the sheets of tags that come in paper collections and put them all in a plastic bin.  This way when I need a tag I just look in the bin instead of looking throughout all the different collections of papers that I have.  The drawback to this system is that I then don’t know where the tag originated from.  Oh well.  The sentiment comes from My Sentiments Exactly Birthday stamp set.  I use this set a lot because of its many versatile sentiments for birthday cards.

Beautiful feminine card all with materials from my existing stash!  Thanks for stopping by.

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