It’s time for another installment of Use Your Stash. Who doesn’t love a good journaling spot? Whether in a multi-pack or in a die-cut 12×12 sheet, most manufacturers bring out new journaling spots and cards with every new collection. Not only can they serve their original purpose to hold journaling, but they can also be a versatile embellishment.
If you are like me and have a large variety in your stash, here are a few ideas to help you get more of them on your pages:
1. Pile it on
This “10 Things – Right Now” layout is a great way to get a lot of journaling cards on the page. I love snapshot pages like this that freeze a moment in time and give you a glimpse of exactly what’s happening. When you really want to use up your stash, challenge yourself you get as many on the page as you can.
2. Hold a title
I had every intention to create a card this week, but my crafting time was limited with several showings on the house. Besides, anything I would have created wouldn’t have been as cute as this. I love everything about this card, shown on the Jillibean Soup blog this week. (I also found Celeste’s public online gallery.) Not only did she use a journaling card to hold her title, she also added some stitching to the cluster of journaling spots as an embellishment. Why didn’t I think of that?
3. Page accents
In Nichol Magouirk’s recent “From Start to Finish” videos for 2 Peas, she included some journaling cards that served as accents on her page. This is such an easy way to use up that stash, but also an easy one to forget to do. You can do this same thing with any journaling cards that contain words that could reinforce the theme of your page.
4. In divided page protectors
I’m a huge fan of divided page protectors. I love the variety they add to my albums. When I saw this layout from Kelly Purkey, it make me think of using journaling cards. I don’t think any of these are journaling cards, they are just pattern papers cut to size. But if you use journaling cards instead, you’ll really put a dent in your stash!
5. Ground embellishments
I love this page from Aphra Bolyer. She uses journaling spots to house embellishments that would otherwise look scattered on the page. The cluster of journaling spots makes quite a statement! Another great way to use up that stash.
I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend!