Sunday, June 2, 2013

Use What You Have Challenge


Sweet Stamp Shop is now hosting a weekly challenge to use up your old stash. I love the idea behind the challenge, I made a commitment to myself to specifically work on using up my patterned paper stash this year, and so far I've been really good...

This challenge is making me look WAY back in my stash, though. Like 10 years plus. For my card this week (Challenge #3), I started with these pressed flower stickers and blue cardstock, both are ~12 years old.

I prepared a white card base, then punched a circle in the blue cardstock, and cut out the sticker to help with positioning. I decided I wanted to try to bend and stamp a sentiment around the circle, so I looked through my Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and found that the Sentimental Birds set has a lot of possibilities for what I was looking to do.

I used my punched out circle as a guide to bend the sentiment into a circular shape.

I inked up the sentiment and stamped it onto the blue cardstock. I trimmed the flower sticker a bit more and then stuck it into place so it would show under the punched circle hole.

Lots of foam adhesive to pop the blue cardstock on top of the white.

And here's my finished card!

I also wanted to show you the card I made for the Use What you Have Challenge last week, it was kind of last minute so I didn't have time to blog about it. 
Here is the patterned paper and red cardstock I started with:
 I used the Let's Chat set and Simple Sentiments set to create this fun card:

You've got until Tuesday to link up your creation!


  1. Super cute cards! You make it look SO easy!!!!
    Kerys :-)

  2. Gorgeous cards Michele - great use of your stash!!!