Wednesday 24 February 2010

Old Skool Stash Blog Hop

Kate from Liberty Cottage has got us all sorting through those dusty unused papers or finally using those 'special' papers that we were saving for a rainy day (which is most days at the moment!)

This is the blog hop from start to finish, just in case you get lost along the way!.....

I am afraid I have chickened out of using my old/saved stash to do a scrappy layout and opted for the card alternative instead. I needed to make some cards to send to friends while I was on holiday last week. I had to do something fairly simple as I didn't want to take away loads of crafty bits just for a few cards and it had to be quick as I needed to get them made and posted and I was busy!

Several months ago I made some cards for a charity challenge with some old papers and I decided to recreate a few of the same designs again

I have used some 12 x 12 birthday papers (from one of those mystery parcels, every page had been cut in 2 and stuck back together so could not be used properly!!) I cut them up into squares (in advance at home!), rounded the corners, put 5 on a card and stuck a coordinating birthday cake sentiment in the middle.... simple and fast! The fourth card is an alternative using 2 Cuttlebug embossed pink squares that I made the day my CB arrived and have had sitting here ever since, with a few pinky pearls. 3 of these cards are now with the birthday girls!

Please go visit Marygails blog all the way over in Colarado to see what she has been making. Enjoy the blog hop and thanks again Kate for starting us off and hope we do it again soon!


  1. Furry these cards are super! Thanks for playing! I love the colours so much!!!

  2. Wow !! Fantastic makes there Fluffy... So simple yet VERY effective.
    Choccy x

  3. Fab cards, love the layout x

  4. Great way to use up your old stash....I've got loads I'm not keen on for scrapbooking,but think may be usable for cards.

  5. Great cards... I'm afraid most of my old stash has been cut to card front size as I was having trouble figuring out LOs with it.

  6. ooo, great idea for using up leftovers, may have to pinch it Furry :D