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Friday 2 November 2018

Paper Stash

Hi vintage travelers and welcome to a new challenge.  It's S@ndy - I'm your host this month with the theme of "Paper Stash".   Here is exactly how the challenge goes:

I am sure we all have them, those endless bits of beautiful scrapbook papers we have hoarded over the years. Create a project of any kind using them in creative ways in our preferred vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk styles.

We love to see what you make and how your imagination interrupts the challenge.  I invite you to link your creations below.  The creative guides have some fabulous Paper Stash projects to share as well - so let's take a look.

For this challenge I went with a Twist Panel Pop Up card.  I used some great paper from Graphic 45 and a die set from Karen Burniston.  I hope you will visit my blog where I have a video clip of how it opens.  Hope to see you there.

Our challenge this month is fabulous, but oh so difficult to cut into some of my absolutely favourite Paper Stash !!! I have used Eileen Hull's dies (Trinket Box and Needlework Book) to make a box with a little book inside using these gorgeous vintage papers, labels and tags. Please do join me on my blog if you would like to see more.

Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper and Festive Overlay Stamp Set
Like many others, when I purchase new paper I really am reluctant to start using it! I have kept this project simple and got ahead with my Christmas Card making using the fabulous Tim Holtz Christmas Worn Wallpaper and Festive Overlay stamp set. More details and cards over on my blog today.

For our Paper Stash challenge, I pulled out the leftovers from my Tim Holtz Christmas pages from the last few years and pieced together a December Daily travelers journal using the Eileen Hull die.  I hope you'll pop by SewPaperPaint to see the details.

I am currently involved in a mail art group swap and decided to make the envelopes to send my swap items in, from one of my favourite paper collections. If you would like to see more, do come by
my blog

I am so happy to be playing in Sandy's Paper Stash challenge this month. Like many crafters I have so many lovely papers and it was really nice to be able to create this card for a dear friend's birthday, incorporating lots of papers/details. To view the step by step process on my blog click HERE Looking forward to viewing your entries xx


I've chosen to make a vintage Christmas card using an off cut of an old 12x12 paper and a piece of the new Tim Holtz worn wallpapers. I really must use more of my paper stash to make cards this year then I'll hopefully make a bigger dent in the stack I've gt up on a shelf. If you'd like to see how the card came together please visit me over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

Well, there you have it and I think you will agree, that's some awesome makes from the Creative Guides.  Don't forget to get that paper out and add your awesome project to the link below, you have until December 6.


  1. Thanks to all the talented ladies for joining the challenge this month. Such lovely makes and so much variety.

  2. A fabulous collection of 'paper' inspired projects ladies. You are all so creatively talented . Looking forward to hopping around you all but right now I'm off to pin to our board :)

    Have a lovely weekend Everyone x

  3. What lovely projects from the team using up their bits and scraps!

  4. A fabulous line up of projects ladies and wonderful inspiration for using up some of our papers we tend to hoard. Have a great weekend xxx

  5. So glad to be able to comment here x x What a wonderful array of projects for Sandy's Paper stash challenge x Have managed to leave a comment on some blogs but will be back to visit later on others xx

    Huge hugs Annie xx

  6. A fabulous selection of paper stash projects teamies! I have just had a wonderful time visiting all your wonderful makes. I wonder if our paper stash boxes and drawers are any lighter ..... probably not !!! Have a lovely weekend everyone! Jennie x

  7. A great theme, I have so much stash. I hope to join the fun soon! Fab inspiration xx

  8. What fabulous creations from the Creative Guides made with your beloved paper stashes, almost makes me want to dive into mine (the very thought gives me palpitations LOL!). Can't wait to pop around and see the details and to see what our very talented followers link up, thank you for the inspiration! Deb xo

  9. Love these tutorials ladies and beautiful projects too! Thank you for sharing!

  10. What a great challenge, one we all need to do! Im off to rummage on my paper shelves. x