Use Your Paper Stash Tutorial | Jamie Waters

Hi there! Right before my next kit comes, I separate all my embellishments and paper into their files. The paper all gets grouped together with past months, the embellishments get tossed into a box, and the stamps into another. I often dig into these stashes when doing personal projects or my planner decorations. For this layout, I wanted to combine a bunch of my favorite paper designs into one page. I loved the creative freedom I had to mix my months up!

First, I gathered the papers I wanted to use and arranged them in a loose rainbow fashion. I ended up with way more papers than I had space for so I had to weed some out. Tough decisions!

Next I glued them down to my leftover piece of colored cardstock. (I often said to myself as I was pulling papers, I can't believe I have more of this paper left, I loved it!) So I was surprised and happy to find this full sheet of mint cardstock.

Next was the trimming of strips.

Since my rainbow was so nice and colorful, I chose my photo mat to coordinate with my background cardstock.

Next I tucked in those color theory die cut labels into the top of my photo. I decided to keep the bottom of my photo area mint colored so the layout wouldn't be too all over the place.

I added the shine sticker and stamped the heart image+text nearby. Adding some diecuts, flair and other stickers near my photo were my next steps.

I handwrote my journaling and then I was done.

I love that I was able to mix so many supplies in this one layout! The papers are all super fun and festive for this 'party' layout. I encourage you to dig through your stash and see what's left. You may be pleasantly surprised, as I was, to how many goodies still have life in them!

Supplies: Past SC kits (Far, Far, Away, Cirque, Lisse Street, etc) Hero Arts Dye Ink - Blackboard Mid-Tone; Project Life Black Journaling Pens, Set of 3; Foam Tab Circles; This to That Glue Runner

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  1. jenjeb says…

    @jamiewaters - I love this! Thanks so much for ideas like this! I have so many SC kits sitting on my table and this is perfect for digging into my stash :)

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  2. kathyr says…

    The paper strips remind me of a stack of presents. Perfect for a birthday layout.

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  3. goldenblind221 says…

    Ohhh yes. I am scraplifting this with a swiftness.

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  4. tealandtafetta says…

    This is a great layout. I usually don't like colored card stock but you totally make it work.

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  5. sideoats says…

    Love this so much Jamie!!! xo

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  6. jamiewaters says…

    @Stefanie.Velten i usually have a hard time with colored cardstock too! :)

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  7. janelparis says…

    Love your layout!

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    1. Coliekumar says…

      If they shipped mine hasn't arrived and I live 3 hours away!

  8. welobellie says…

    Great stash busting, Jamie!

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