Over the course of 2013, my creative focus has been on de-stashing. I challenged myself to make ten projects using stash items from different categories each month. This month's category is "everything else," meaning not just paper brands that I haven't covered yet, but also other craft supplies.
|Project 1: cardstock from Neenah Paper; red plaid paper, green plaid paper, & gingerbread plaid paper from Provo Craft; Bingo card from Simple Stories; gingerbread circle tag from Crate; tape from We Call Her Happydaks; faux brads from Craftwork; corner punch from Creative Memories.|
Many of my "everything else" papers come from paper pads. The one pictured above is from Provo Craft (do they even make paper any more???), and it might be the oldest paper in my stash. I used it to make a big, square Christmas card.
Next I used a mini paper pad from Fancy Pants for a sports camp page. I even cut out little icons from some of the papers to make my embellishments. I also used the white backs of some of the papers to make photo mats.
|Project 3: previously blogged here.|
I used the Crate "Pretty Party" paper pad (say that ten times fast!), plus some additional Crate scraps, to make the above wall art.
|Project 4: previously blogged here.|
I couldn't let mini papers get all the attention; the layout above was made with 12x12" papers from a variety of manufacturers, including Elle's Studio, KaiserCraft, Simple Stories, and Little Yellow Bicycle.
|Projects 5 & 6: felt & ribbon scraps from my stash; thread from DMC; double-stick tape release paper; clay buttons from Clay Squared to Infinity.|
Next it was time to shift gears and use some of my non-paper supplies. I made the two homespun ornaments shown above as St. Nicholas Day gifts for my son (a shark lover) and husband (a fan of pirates). The ornaments are stuffed with little rolls of release paper from double-stick tape--recycling at its finest. :)
|Project 7: chipboard album page from October Afternoon; magazine scraps from Doctor Who Magazine; gel medium, glitter, & assorted paints; sticker negatives from Heidi Grace Designs; tape from We Call Her Happydaks; assorted beads & fibers from my stash.|
I recycled pages from old magazines, a non-traditional scrapbooking supply, to make the altered album cover shown above. This is the back cover for my Dr. Who mini album, so I painted it in shades of "alien green." :) I also created "Dalek bump" texture here and there on the page by stenciling with thick paint and glitter through the negative piece of a circular alphabet sticker set.
Last, but not least, I wanted to create projects that used items from three little plastic bins that I keep on a shelf near my desk. The photo above shows these bins: a bin for tiny paper scraps (on the left), a bin for beads and other small embellishments (on the right), and a bin for ribbon/trim/fibers (in the back).
|Project 8: previously blogged here.|
I used paper scraps from the first bin to create the layout above.
|Project 9: nylon-coated beading wire; assorted beads & findings.|
I used items from my bead bin to create a bracelet, which was adapted from a design in the February, 2013, issue of Crafts n' Things magazine.
|Project 10: ribbon, trim, & flowers from We Call Her Happydaks; papers from Provo Craft; ribbon slide from Trinket Foundry; die cuts from October Afternoon; watercolor paint from Angora; acrylic paint from Ranger; household stapler; recycled business reply card.|
Last but not least, I created this mini album page using items from my ribbon/trim/fibers bin. I also used papers from the Christmas paper pad I showed at the beginning of this post, bringing things full circle.
It's been fun for me to challenge myself to use up some of my stash this year. I have a slightly different idea for "10 on the 10th" projects for 2014, so stay tuned! Thanks for visiting my blog today.