Saturday, September 8, 2012

Use what you have; stash busting with Lets Scrap

Some of you might already know that my motto of the year is "Use what you have in a way that makes you happy".  Today's interpretation of that is, using off-cuts . . .without making more off-cuts!  In the photo below, you can see that I've cut the last of my chevron paper in two to spread it across the page.  The blue border strip was also cut into two long strips, and the off-cut of ledger paper was used as is (although I did end up cutting off a corner which was tucked under a photo to use on a different part of the page!)

I ran into trouble when the ribbon I wanted to thread through the punched holes wasn't long enough.  I ended up scrounging up enough by cutting strips of this yellow paper here:

I was using last week's Let's Scrap sketch, not for any particular challenge, when it occurred to me that I was only 12 brads short of completing the "Scrap Your Stash" challenge #21.

Here's a close-up of my layered leaves, a-la Wilna . . .

. . . and my journalling, where I managed to incorporate the word "advenure" from the paper . . .

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very cool page! Love the chevrons! :)

  2. Hi Julie, Way to make it work. I really like the layered leaves.