Stash Bustin’!

How’s your paper stash these days? Bursting at the seams? Tame and tidy? No matter, every paper stash is a good paper stash.  😉  Big or small, I think we can all agree that every so often, a little stash busting is in order. I love to flip through my papers and look at the lovely pieces I’ve kept for years … and then put them back. Seriously. It’s silly. I need to get these beautiful patterns on pages and into albums. So let’s go!

I almost always have a pile of papers on my desk that I want to use. So the first step to making that happen is to choose papers and cardstock to go with each. That way, instead of random papers, I have partial kits.


I started with the kit in the bottom left today. I pulled some small cards from my stash that I got in a pocket letter swap and the colour scheme of those October Afternoon and Pink Paislee papers looked like a good fit.

Here’s a look at how the layout came together.

And here’s the finished page.


Supplies: Pink Paislee paper (Portfolio – Incredible and Stupendous), October Afternoon Travel Girl paper, Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste paper, pocket cards from a swap, Kaiser Craft Art of Life die cuts, Dew Drop Tuxedo Black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Broken ChinaTeresa Collins stickers, unknown wood veneer, enamel dots and chipboard

Thanks for hanging out! Yours in scrap-happiness,


Scrapbooker + Story teller + Historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?



  1. Tame and tidy? Ha love that! My stash is tidy but not tame.. I am more of the “clearly organized yet completely overwhelmed” variety. You layout looks awesome, and the video walk though is great. I need to know how you bring together papers from different collections – I don’t have that vision/skill! I could do so much more with my stash if I could.

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