Welcome back! My fellow Krafty Hearts are Lynn Darda and Kim Hill. Make sure you hop over to their blogs for some fantastic inspiration. I linked their scrappy blogs into their names above for your convenience.
“Out with the old & in with the new” is our theme. Today’s project is all about using up your supplies before you get your new goodies. Also, I personally feel like I should justify my scrapbooking and stamping supplies. So, I’ve found a way to to utilize my stamps, even older ones, in my scrapbooking. I’ll take you through a short tutorial at the end of this post.
Now for the feature presentation! My “So You” Claire large tag mini album! I love making mini albums, especially with these large shipping tags. They’re just a little larger than 3×6″, which is a great size for all those Instagram photos I’ve been taking. Mini albums are also a great way to use up those supplies pretty quickly.
Most of the die cuts are from the Artiste Cartridge. Let me tell you I LOVE this cart!! I don’t think I’ve ever been happier with the actual images and quantity of images on a single cart. That’s saying a lot since I have my share 🙂
I took this challenge a bit further than just using up your current and older supplies. I wanted to use an ‘older’ stamp, or stamp set, in a new way! I used the Wheel of Life (June Stamp of the Month) to create this little 2×2” cluster of words as a journaling block. This die cut journaling spot is also on the Artiste Cartridge along with many others.
My process: Gather your clear stamps to use in the collage (of sorts) and arrange them in your journaling block or directly onto your scrapbook page. Once you have the words or images arranged to your liking, press your CTMH Acrylic Block directly on top of those stamps to adhere them to the block. Gently lift up the acrylic block to create your NEW stamp. Ink it up and stamp as usual with your favorite CTMH Ink. Pretty easy, right!?
Here’s a little twist on that technique. Add a small word somewhere in the midst of that journaling block with your CTMH Kraft alphabet stickers. Next, arrange your other stamps around the stickers for another cool effect!
Close To My Heart supplies:
~ Liquid Glass to create all those little shiny details and to adhere all my little clouds and banner
~ Claire paper
~ Gems and Acrylic flowers
Other Supplies: Large shipping tags and mini glassine bags from my Etsy Shop HERE and seam binding from my stash.
I hope I’ve inspired you to keep using the stamps in your stash and not let them collect any dust! Stamps are some of the best tools we have yes I meant to say tool. We just need to find new and creative ways to keep using them.
Please stop by Lynn and Kim’s blog too! These ladies always create something fantastic.
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