Monday, September 24, 2012

UIT use scraps

It's time to pull out all of those scraps, little bits and random shapes that you've been holding onto in hopes of using on a future project. If your like me then you'll have tons to choose from.  (If I haven't mentioned it before I have a bit of a paper collection.) So this would be the perfect time to make a layout, card, or altered art  item for this challenge at  Use it Tuesday.
  Just remember to list what items you used from your stash.
For an added challenge try to make the whole project from your stash like I did

To get this project jump started I poured out my scrap pieces on to my bed and paired up a couple of piece based on colors in my photos

I sort and organize my paper by color, so it's easy to see what I have. 
I use the cropper hopper system and divide the selves into section.  One for 12x12, 8.5x11 and cut/scrap

one more pile of paper

to create the base I used larger scraps of paper and cobbled it together.  The holes in the pink will be covered by photos so no one knows they are there but me ( and you now)

Finished layout. 
 To pull  the top and bottom papers together I used some green stickles ( first bottle I ever bought about 4 yrs ago) to accent the edges on the top and highlight the dots on the bottom.  Then  I hid the connection of the two sheets with  the middle border.

If you look back at the stack of pink paper on my bed you'll see this cute scalloped edge sitting near the top.  It's a leftover piece from a project a while ago that I rubbed with super old CTMH chalk and highlighted with more green stickels.
The green grass is plastic that I up cycled from a take home sushi box. 

last little bit is some hand me down paper flowers that I got from my wonderful Aunt Diane.  They were in very dusty bottles when I got them so they have been sitting for a while.  Also got the sticker from my Aunt.
 I punched the centers to match the center border and throw on some more stickles.  The brads are some of my original collection.  Not sure how long they've been hanging out in my storage container

I hope I've inspired you to use some of your stash and would love to see what you come up with.

Please link your creation using Inlinkz by Friday  Oct 5th. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE040 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation.
Please make sure to mention you are playing along with us at Use It Tuesday  (a link is great too!)


  1. Gorgeous layout! The use of the plastic from the sushi box for the grass is fantastic!!

  2. What a fun layout! Great way to sort your scraps and then use them!

  3. this is fabulous! You are like me and have hoards of paper and it is so fun to create a whole project with just them. Great job!
    Tammy UIT DT

  4. Thanks for sharing your process of how you created your lovely layout. I really love how you upcycled the grass from the sushi box too!

  5. Super cute flowers!!! I need to play along with scrap stash would give most people a heart attack, I am not nearly as organized as you!!! Great layout too :)

  6. I organize my scraps the same way. Great job making them work together!

  7. So pretty, a great colour combination and I love how you've used the sushi grass as an accent. I've often looked at that stuff and wondered what I could do with it but I've never actually done anything, lol. :)

  8. I loved to see how you made the Lo from scratch, and great result! :)