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Stashbusters Anonymous Part 1

I'm splitting this up into 2 posts, so that the post isn't too long and photo heavy. Come back for part 2 tomorrow. :)

Last month I won access to the class Stashbusters Anonymous from Megan at The Nerd NestThe Stashbusters workshop is designed to help you dig into and use your plethora of scrapbook supplies. It’s also designed to be fun, to be flexible, and to stretch your creativity. I have a pretty good stash of supplies so I was excited to use up some of it, and Aly Dosdall was a great teacher!

Week 1 challenge was to use up paper scraps. I tend to keep even the tiniest paper scraps, so this was a good challenge for me! On the layout and 3 cards below, I cut paper scraps into hexagon shapes and stars on my Brother Scan N Cut.

For the layout below, the challenge was to create a sunburst using up your paper scraps. I decided to use all scraps of one color, in this case green, and make a fun sunburst to scrapbook about my recently planted garden.

I also made a 2nd, smaller sunburst using the scraps of my 1st sunburst for a card. (scraps of the scraps!)


Another paper challenge was to use scraps to make a chevron. Instead of doing a horizontal chevron, I just did one vertical chevron going the length of the page. And, of course, I made a card as well.

Now, onto week 2- Using small, metal embellishments! I don't have many of those, but I did have a few of these metal arrows that I've been hanging on to. I'm not sure where they came from, my Dad gave them to me. (They're not a scrapbooking embellishment.) This page is in my My Details album.

For this layout I dug into my button stash. The challenge was to make button flowers. I decided to use some pictures I took of wildflowers and scrapbook those, also doodling a blue bonnet and using the buttons as petals.

The next challenge was to make a border out of small embellishments. I chose to use up some of my Queen & Co b;ing stash (I love their products!) and created this layout and card.

I don't actually buy that many scrapbooking supplies, but people know I scrapbook and so they give me a lot, I win it, or I receive it from design teams. (Yay free supplies!) This was a great challenge to use up my stash and those supplies that I've been hanging on to (tiny scraps!) and those supplies that I just wasn't sure how to use.

Hop back by tomorrow to see more of my projects from this class!
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  1. That chevron on that one layout!! Totally LOVE it! You'll have to tell me how you made it, cause it's super cute! I love using lots of papers! And yeah... I keep lots of scraps too. Then I'm like, "All I have left of this line is scraps!" I need to dig them all out and make some cards or something! :) Cute projects, Katie!!

  2. I love the green ones - I think it's paper then you've sewn round it - that's really cool - I always get worried I'll break a needle but I think i just need to get over that and give it a try and see what happens instead. It might make a difference.


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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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