Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stash Busting

I have always loved making paper crafting kits.  It was a kit club that got me started scrapbooking those many years ago.  I had a brief stint on the design team of the Counterfit Kit Blog, which helped feed my love of kitting.

With the stay at home orders in place with the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided this was the perfect time to make a game plan to use up some of my collected (aka never used) scrapbooking lovelies.  During my brief stint as a Close To My Heart consultant, I acquired quite the stamp collection - and I'm not a huge stamper.

I decided to start there.  I took the stamps that I haven't used or only used once or twice and divided them up into stacks.  I ended up with 5 stamp sets per stack.

Next, I tackled my Close To My Heart ink pads.  I split those up into complimentary stacks of 5 each.

I put the stamp sets into a resealable bag with a sheet of paper.  On the paper, I wrote the month the stamp sets should be used and listed the ink colors to use that month.

Then I used one of my ThirtyOne totes to store all the packaged up stamp sets and placed them in a visible spot in my craft room.
I started with the month of April since March is almost over but I couldn't wait to get started.  When I sat down to create with my newly created April mini kit, I realized I should also add some washi to these kits.
I stamped up some embellies to use over the next few weeks.  I even played with my watercolors on one of the stamped images.
What are you doing these trying times to keep your sanity?

Stay safe and happy crafting!