Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Using up your stash blog hop- making room for new paper

“If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Shirley’s Blog.

If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Joy’s Blog. I have also complied the blog hop list below for anyone that gets lost. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing some Dream pop paper. This was a popular paper that was put out for a campaign from Close to my Heart last spring. I loved the paper so much that I had gotten 2 packs. While I used one pack up I still have quite a bit left of the second pack. 

Now while I will be quick to admit that I have a bad habit of hoarding my paper, I also will admit that I find it hard to justify spending money buying more paper when I already have so much. More so the patterned papers or as CTMH calls them the B&T paper. Cardstock is always a must! 

With valentine's around the corner I made a layout for valentine's day. You will noticed I only put 3 photo wells. I did this since 1. I don't typically take very many pictures for this holiday, and 2. it gives me an excuse to use up more paper on a second layout if I actually end up with more than 3 pictures. 

 This is the entire two page spread.
 This is the first page. Part of this page is taking some of the base elemental designs from an example layout that was done by Close to My Heart with this paper. I did use the artbooking cartridge for my journaling spot, and adhered it to the page with washi tape.
While I also used the artbooking cartridge for the photo wells on this page. I cut out the candy hearts with the Cricut Craft room's free cuts from last week. If you look quick it may still be available! I however could not pass up the cutness of the candy hearts. Which this paper did a great job to be the color of candy. I also was able to use one of my last irristiable journaling chip board pieces from a package on this since it was shaped as a heart. 

Supply List: (all item codes have been linked to my website for easy of price checking and purchasing.)
Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking - Z1906
Dreampop paper- retired
Silver shimmer trim- Z1799
Slate polka dot washi tape- Z1817
sparkle chevron shapes- Z1909
Slate satin polka dot ribbon- Z1802

 I apologize for the poor picture quality, I recently had my craft room moved on me and everything is a bit displaced. I plan on putting up some stuff in the next day or so on here about that with other stuff I have been working on, so be sure to come visit again soon! 

Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.”

Hoppers participating this month. (click on their name to check out their blog, or to get back on track if you got lost.)
Tabbi -You are here

9 comments:

  1. Now that I have the paper fundamentals pack, I wish I'd bought the Dream Pop kit. I resisted it because of all the funky patterns, but I love the embossed side. Cute layout.

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  2. Love the Dream Pop paper Tabbi. Great layout, love the ribbon embellishment! And I agree with Cassandra, glad we have the new paper fundamentals!

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    1. I was actually super excited for the paper fundamentals because of layouts like this. I keep finding the embossed patters just add a little something to what would have been a plain layout.

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  3. Nice layout! I have a lot of Dream Pop paper to use up yet. ;-)

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  4. Very nice layout! I have a ton of Dream Pop left b/c I didn't to do a workshop I wanted to do with it. what a great idea!

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    1. I loved the dream pop paper and had a blast with it. I know I did a birthday layout, and several disney layouts for it... all are on my blog under the label dreampop if you need inspiration to use up the paper.

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  5. Nice layout, Tabbi! I love the colours in Dream Pop and you have really used them to great effect!

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  6. Super cute and Ijust love the Dream Pop paper :) I did what you did with the Dotty paper and got 2 packs of that, was a great neutral paper to have on hand

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