Saturday, April 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Hop

WELCOME! If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. You should be coming from Shirley's blog.
There are 12 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.
Today I am showcasing a fun card that can use those scraps of ribbon that you just can't seem to toss because "what if I need them for another project?"

I really loved this stamp set!  It comes with four darling, vintage animals with print in the background!  Can you guess what paper pack I used?!  If you said to yourself, "I bet that's the Dotty For You paper she keeps on going on about", you would be absolutely right!!!  I distressed all of the edges with Chocolate ink, and scrunched up the green paper so I could distress the wrinkles.  I love making things look well worn!  I think the strip of burlap adds a lot to the feel of this card.  Don't you?

I chose bits of ribbon from my all too big stash that I though would complement the rooster.  Banners are all the rage right now, and I see them lined up next to each other, so I figured I'd get the same effect with ribbon.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.

I used Barn Red, Sunset, and Sunflower inks to water color the rooster image.  I would love to hear what you think!!

  Now hop on over to Rachel's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.


  1. cute card, and very creative way to use up ribbon when you only have little scraps left of it!

  2. I've been trying to think of a reason to buy that stamp set. i think you just sold me! great card!!!

  3. Very nice! What a cool look and great pics of your work.

  4. Great card! I think you sold me on that stamp!

  5. Very, very cute. Love the burlap, too!

  6. Thanks for showing how to put all those little bits & pieces to use.