Fun Stash Busting Class… you can take it too…

stash busting class

Back in March I took a fun Stash Busting Class at the Northwest Crafty Retreat Weekend. In it I made 2 each of 6 different cards.

Card #1

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This card goes together quick and easy with the use of a few punches, a patterned paper and a stamp set. Got a lot of a particular paper in your stash. This design uses up some of that pretty paper.


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As you can see in the second card, we used more of the same ribbon. Ding! Stash Busting! And the patterned paper takes up half the front of the card. But the design is purposeful and well thought out. Does it look like you are just trying to use up your stash? No way! And yet it still uses a few simple elements.

Card #3

stash bust-2 In this card we used 2 patterned papers. The first is the blue under the sun rays that we cut into 3 little squares. My favorite part of this card is the added sequins. Plus I added some wink of Stella to the stamped rays under the balloon.  It’s the little touches that really make a card go pop!


Stash Bust-1I love the jaunty Happy birthday on this one.  Along with bling of the glittery star, this one also uses a nice size piece of patterned paper and has a sweet strip of ribbon. And doesn’t that doily add a nice touch without making it too feminine to use for a guy.

Card #5

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As you can see, like the first card this one is a landscape card. For this card we used the wavy embossing folder. Then we added …another piece of patterned paper… and another piece of ribbon. With a die cut sentiment and punched out butterfly this card went together quickly. 4 little pearls gave the Finishing touch.


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Finally, the last card was constructed by stamping the large balloon on a piece of …patterned paper..! And then the smaller balloons were stamped in an overall pattern on some cardstock, which was then die cut out with the stitched squares die. Stamp a sentiment, add a strip of patterned paper, wrap with baker’s twine and Viola! Another card is finished.

And so a little bit of time, some patterned paper and cardstock and you have 12 completed cards ready to use. It is always nice when someone else does the design work.

If you like these cards, Jennifer has an online Stash Busting class available and when you have finished these 12 you can use the  tutorial to put a dent in your own stash.

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