Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reclaimed and Reused from My Stash

If you're like me, you have a mountain of stash—stuff that has accumulated over your crafting career. I know that my style and tastes have changed over the years that I've been crafting. The other day I decided it was time to de-stash.

Interestingly, I found a few items that made perfect candidates for repurposing and reclaiming. I'm going to give them a new life!!

This mini album was one of the de-stash items that made it to the keep and repurpose pile. Here you can see the pieces of the album—front and back covers and a magnetized closure tab. The inset shows the closed album.

The polka dots just don't do it for me any more, so I decided the cover the album pieces with handmade papers that I made following these basic instructions

I traced the outline of the covers and closure directly onto my handmade papers, and cut them out with scissors and a craft knife. Next, I painted the originals with white acrylic paint so the design wouldn't shadow through my papers. When the paint was dry, I cover the entire surface of each piece with a water based adhesive, and adhered my handmade papers.

With the addition of coordinating ribbons, I now have a mini album that I love.


So, use your handmade papers to breathe new life into your old stash!! Use this month's coupon to save on your Arnold Grummer's papermaking kits and supplies.


Carole

4 comments:

  1. Really loving yor reclaimed album and your papers are absolutely beautiful!!

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  2. Greetings,
    I need to DE-STASH big time! Way too much stuff. Love the handmade paper.......not a polka dot person ever......smile.
    Love and light,
    Michele

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  3. Beautiful handmade paper, would love to know what you added to it to make it come out like that.

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  4. Love it, wtg on up-cycling that little album!!

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