Do you hoard your old stash or donate it? I do a little of both. And I have some that I keep, yet have not used in years...and it haunts me. These Creative Imaginations stickers were haunting me:
The first (and only) time I used them was for a Mother's Day card I made in 2008
. Yep. Old stash. I thought I could use up those last four pink and orange-yellow squares, but update them by turning them into tiles. I came across some tiny butterflies that I had punched from K& Co. "Que Sera Sera" and put into a tiny ziploc bag when I was actually looking for something else. I put the butterfly bag on my craft table before I had a chance to forget I had them.
Faux tile tutorial:
I carefully snipped the four sticker squares apart, then separated them on the sticker sheet by placing them in another open spot. Then I added glossy accents
to each square to make it look like a tile. I carefully placed a butterfly in the wet glossy accents, then added a little more glossy accents
to the butterfly. They took about 2 hours to dry.
Time to make a card! Uh oh...I donated my "Que Sera Sera"papers in my craft room purge last year...but the butterflies are tiny enough to match something else, right? I found a good match with my BasicGrey "Indian Summer" pad. I used Spellbinders Nestibilities
squares to cut the window and frame in the large pennant. The smaller banner is a PTI die. The sentiment is a rub-on by American Crafts "Ginger".
Except for the PTI small banner die, everything I used to make this card is from 2008 or 2009. Old stash, but not seriously old (I still have stuff from 1998 when I started crafting!) If your old stash haunts you too, I hope you participate in the weekly challenges at SOS (Shopping Our Stash
.) It assuages my guilt a little to use my older stash and I like to challenge myself by trying to take the old and use current trends to make it feel new. This week's SOS challenge
I went horizontally across the bottom row:
I hope this inspires you to use your stickers or something from your older stash.