Friday, January 6, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop!!

Hi! Welcome to the first blog on the Use Your Stash Blog Hop! I'm glad you've joined in, and I hope you'll hop with us all the way to the end- and end up at Kathy's blog! If you get lost along the way, just head back to Kathy's blog- she'll have a list of all the blogs participating there.

Do you ever have number stickers left over from your alphabet sets that you don't know what to do with? Ooh- I see a lot of head-nods. Well, I'm the same way. I personally don't like using them for dates on my layouts (because they're too big) and I don't do a lot of titles with numbers in them. So I have a TON of numbers that I never use up!

One good way to use up number stickers is to collage different fonts together on a Birthday card! I mean, the person you'll be giving it to is turning a year older, right? I found that when I used only white numbers on my white background, they *almost* looked elegant! I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug so it would add a bit more visual interest to my card.
There are so many other ways you can use number stickers- another idea I came up with is to use them as a mask and spray mist over them and then take them off.  But that's another card for another time!


Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Number Stickers: American Crafts
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Sentiment Stamp: The Paper Company
Ink: Tim Holtz


Oh- and by the way! I'm giving away a RAK from my stash! I don't even know what it is, but I'll try to make it good. :) To enter, become a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me. If you are already a follower, then put that in your comment. You do not have to comment twice- just include in your comment whether you're an "old" follower or a NEW follower. :) All comments must be received by 8:00 am CST on Sunday January 8, 2012. I will announce the winner on Sunday, along with another tip to use up your stash!

Now head on to Andrea's Blog and see what ideas she's sharing to help use up your stash!

30 comments:

Scrapin Kat said...

Great Tip!

Brenda said...

loveee this tip....your card is awesome!!!
hugs
Brenda

lindaplus3 said...

very cute card,,,, i am a new follower.. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Theresa said...

Thanks so much for this tip!! I am so glad I never tossed these or gave them to my kiddos to play with, so going to use this idea, and it does look elegant!!!
Theresa
scrappinginheels@gmail.com

Just a Simple Gal - Judy in Huntsville - AL said...

love this idea!

GLOANN said...

White on white always seems to have an elegant look. Neat idea to use the numbers for a card and yours is a beauty. Thought I was already a follower but I guess I'm not so I'm off to correct that problem!

GLOANN said...

Did it! You now have a new follower.

okanogangirl said...

LOVELY card!!!!! I love the monochomatic numbers.

Mandi said...

Cute card Heather. I love all the numbers. I am also a follower.

KellyF said...

Wow, I love your card, what a neat idea! I've been a follower :)

Tabbi Fritz said...

Love the card, and it's a great Idea for cards. I think I may try that on a birthday layout! =)

Ellen Porter said...

Great idea for using up the numbers.

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love that card -- definitely lifting this idea! I'm a follower, too!

creativelyloving said...

I just became a follower. I love the card you made, what a great idea! I am definitely going to do that next time I sit down to make cards. The club CK January Card toss has a birthday theme. Now I know what I am going to do! Thanks for the inspiration!

charli said...

Cute card and idea!

charli said...

I'm following as Charli!

Becky said...

That card is awesome Heather!!!! I'll have to remember that!!! And I'm now a follower :)

Laurie said...

What a wonderful idea Heather - I am going to try that. I'm a follower now too!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Great technique and card Heather! I'm already a follower.

Moongirl said...

That is an awesome use of your leftovers!

Veronica said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!

Joan Shanks said...

I'am a new follower.
joanshanks@eastlink.ca

suzeyq said...

Absolutely Love your card! I became a new follower!

Carla said...

I love your idea for using up those letter stickers that have been sitting in my stash for way too long. I'm a NEW follower. Thanks for sharing.



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Auntie Em said...

Your number card is really elegant! I love the sparkly numbers mixed in with the plain. They all work so great together and the soft wispy green ribbon is so pretty on it.
Thanks for sharing this great idea! :)

Rachel Ventura said...

I love this idea! I am definitely going to do this as I too have numbers and letters from so many projects. Thank you so much!!

Rachel Ventura said...

oh and now I am following too :)

DanaMK said...

How cute is that?!?!

Crafty and Green said...

Really Cool Card!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Vicki said...

What a great idea. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com