10th Anniversary Challenge | Use Your Leftovers

For even more 10th Anniversary fun, we've rounded up ten of our favorite past blog challenges. We've asked our current Creative Team to share their take on these fun challenges, and we hope you'll play along too!


In this challenge from NSD 2014, we asked you to put your leftover scraps and kit leftovers to good use and use them on a project. Creative Team members Stephanie Baxter, Paige Evans, Becky Novacek and Gillian Nelson shared some inspiring ways to use up those scraps!

And here's Creative Team member Marie Lottermoser's take on this past challenge:

Hi, everyone! I’ve yet to use up an entire kit, so for this challenge I thought I’d do my best to finish off not one but two kits! Spoiler, I didn’t succeed at using everything but I did make a good dent. I started with two Documenter kits which coordinate well together, Alfresco and Written in the Stars.

I tend to use up my embellishments quickly and have quite a few journaling cards leftover. I picked out a few cards I wanted to use on my page, and then I took a punch to the rest of the cards to make an assortment of stars. Luckily the cards are double sided so the stars work for both sides of the page. I used a vellum envelope which was part of the kit packaging, trimmed it down to 4x6, and spread the stars inside. I slipped it in the page protector, with the fold of the envelope at the top of the pocket so the stars wouldn’t slip out. I am happy with how the page turned out, and glad I was able to use up so many supplies!


Let's see how you use up your kit leftovers and scraps for a chance to win a $10 GC to the Studio Calico shop! When you complete this challenge, upload it to the member gallery and leave a link to your project in the comments below. See all of our 10th Anniversary challenges here.

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  1. penny says…
    07/01/2017

    I'm using up leftovers from the Odyssey scrapbook kit and add-ons: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204646-hello-thirty

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  2. veilman says…
    07/01/2017

    Used leftovers from past two kits and some thickers I had.

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204648-my-type-of-high

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  3. penny says…
    07/04/2017

    Still using up bits from Odyssey and the Penelope add-on: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204724-mr-mrs

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  4. penny says…
    07/04/2017
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  5. CristinaC says…
    07/04/2017

    I made a cards using leftovers from Film Club:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204688-courage-card

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  6. dalex says…
    07/04/2017

    Scraps from my desk - SC papers but unsure what kit
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204732-currently

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  7. CeliseMcL says…
    07/06/2017

    I used scraps from the June Been & Gone SB kit and June add on paper
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204779-parade

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  8. TerryB says…
    07/06/2017

    I pulled this piece of paper out of my SC bag of scraps. I have no idea what kit it was from.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204783-yes

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  9. terriblygreat says…
    07/07/2017

    love love love using up my scraps/leftovers
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204814-then-and-now

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  10. LifeInMotion says…
    07/08/2017

    It was a lot of fun using little bits of scrap mixed with embellishments to create a page frame: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204828-f-z

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  11. jenjeb says…
    07/08/2017

    I finally used up scraps from the Lost River kit (Sept 2016) for this:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204835-road-trip

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  12. gosti says…
    07/10/2017

    Fun Challenge! Lots of leftovers on this tag: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204884-leftover-tag

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  13. juliee says…
    07/11/2017

    I generally break up my kits when the next one comes, but everything I used was from my stash and mostly from scraps and open embellishment packs

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204913-you-me

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  14. juliee says…
    07/11/2017

    I mixed old papers scraps with the June add on kit and threw in some sparkly thickers from my stash

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/204915-boom

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  15. juliee says…
    07/11/2017
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  16. CeliseMcL says…
    07/15/2017

    I went through journal cards which are sorted by color and cut out pieces for my spread.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205014-week-28

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  17. jenjeb says…
    07/16/2017

    I used left over word stickers, enamel dots & washi for this one:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205040-summer-nights

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  18. Kristi_ says…
    07/17/2017

    I pulled a few pieces out of my scrap box and used a leftover butterfly:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205072-adore

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  19. tpgirl says…
    07/23/2017

    I used a bunch of branding strips that I have been saving off my kit papers
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205189-10th-crop-junior-leaders

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  20. Brinkleyboy says…
    07/26/2017

    Used lots of little pieces of leftovers in making this Christmas card...the clear portion of packaging for my window on the shaker, the leftover piece of gold foil paper after punching out a circle for another project, small piece of green leftover cardstock, and my last little piece of this skinny green ribbon I had saved. I also have lots of sequins and stars that I can't seem to use up.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205274-merry-christmas-shaker-card

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  21. JaneD says…
    07/30/2017

    I had a lot of photos week 15, the week the Easterbunny decided to stay ;), so using leftovers was perfect for this spread. I have used leftovers from two different card sets, some leftover cardstock and the last numbers from a pack of alphas.
    Thank you for the challenge!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205365-vecka-15

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  22. JaneD says…
    07/30/2017

    Perfect challenge to use up those leftovers, and to catch up on my weekly albums.
    Here is a documenter spread for 2016, using the last cards from the Scout documenter kit and the Jolly Holiday documenter kit.
    Thank you for the challenge!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205366-v-22

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  23. jenwong says…
    07/30/2017

    These bits and pieces are leftovers from kits - I honestly don't even remember which ones (the plus sign washi, the word strips).
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205389-the-swing

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  24. Brinkleyboy says…
    07/30/2017

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205392-summer-shenanigans-in-the-pool
    This layout uses a digital printable I had made for another layout where the color didn't match the intended color I thought it was going to be. I also had made stamped images of the alligator, lizard and the later gator on cardstock from a previous project and saved for use later on another project.

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  25. tebbe_bear says…
    07/30/2017

    I used leftover journaling cards from several Messy Boxes. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/205393-a-few-of-my-favorite-dates

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