Saturday, May 7, 2011

Using Vintage Stash

 I am a huge fan of using my old stash to create as much as I enjoy using fun new papers.  I wanted to participate in this week's Jingle Belles challenge:  create a card celebrating all things vintage.  I also went in search of a great sketch, and I found it at Sketch N Stash: #30 (this week is challenge #60; use ANY sketch).  Ironically enough, when I was purging my craft room in January, I think I gave away all my vintage Christmas papers.  Then I remembered that I taught a mini book class a few years ago and that I had a kit leftover from that class.  I made the mini book, then used the scraps to make my card!  I added one new item to my card:  the Hero Arts adhesive lace.  The rest is neglected stash:  mini buttons, MM mini brads, K& Co. metal art ("Peace" embellie), K&Co. Red Patchwork paper and Holiday Traditions paper, NRN Gold Parchment, and Memories Complete Christmas vellum (quotes).

Here is the cover of the completed  mini book:
 the first page:
 pages 2&3:
 pages 4 & 5:
 (I won't post all 12 pages!)  Here is the inside back cover:
Happy National Scrapbook Day!  I will be celebrating Mother's Day today with my grandma, my mom, and my aunt.  I'll be back late this afternoon to *hopefully* join in some National Scrapbook Day fun :)

15 comments:

Judy said...

Love it June the card and the mini are so cute. I hope you enjoy your day of celebrating...
Judy

SmilynStef said...

How great that your neglected kit finally came to life ... and the scraps made such a fabulous coordinating card ... here's to using-up our stash ... and creating amazing things ... thanks so much for going vintage with us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

oooooh! brilliant "save" missus! how cool to remember the minibook and then MAKE THE THING in order to use the leftovers! now *THAT* is dedication! and wow, both the card and the book are awwwwwesome, as well! ♥♥♥!

Court said...

GORGEOUS June! I dropped my computer yesterday and broke it!!! I'm devastated! But I might be staying around to scrap for NSD and if I do, I"ll have to get on skype on this computer! Love you!

Terrie B x said...

very `beautiful` sweet June..hope you and yours are all well my `friend` :) xxx

Sue said...

beautiful card and such classy colours

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash

sue
xx

alienanessa said...

Holy smokes, these are totally amazing creations! Just love all the work you did and the touches that only YOU can include!! =)

bonnie said...

So beautiful sweetie...love all the finishing touches, adorable :) hugs x

Kard Queen said...

OMG--words such as gorgeous, beautiful, elegant, sophisticated come to mind. This is a KEEPER!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

12 pages?oh my! i like the sentiments!!!

Claudine C. said...

Wow, this is amazing, I'd love to see the entire book, you should bring it to stamp camp so I can see it. Just wonderful!!

Lisa said...

Love the card and the mini book June, they are both fantastic!!

Debgem said...

Great Mini Book, and I like the way you've used the scraps to make a matching card - brilliant!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Love how you used scraps from your stash to make a totally beautiful matching Christmas card! Your mini-book is absolutely lovely.

Lorraine said...

Lucky you to have that kit stashed. It looks like you put a lot of love into creating it. So glad you were able to use the extras to make such a special card. Vintage in more ways than one!