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.



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

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

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

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


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