Stash To Treasure Saturday #7!
Every week I will dust off some long overlooked
item(s) from my stash
and create something new.
This week I am sharing a big, fun project.
This accordion book and tags (actually this is a second book,
so the colors are different than the one I used)
were from Cosmo Cricket,
part of a large craft kit purchased on QVC
(if I remember correctly).
I don't think they even make paper products anymore,
but I did find the kit on Ebay.
Just search "Cosmo Cricket crafting kit,"
and be ready for sticker shock.
I used a lot of other items that have been around my studio for years,
I will try to point them out as we go through the photos.
I created a boho junk journal of sorts.
Some of the older product used on the cover include:
wood mount Anna Griffin stamps for the background,
number ephemera from K&Co were used here and throughout the book
the background paper was by Basic Grey,
the ink bottle ephemera was K&Co
Most of the paper used for tags and pocket stuffers is
Cigar Box Secrets from Prima Marketing (2014),
not super old, but definitely my all time favorite Prima line.
I may have been working from the 3rd paper pad purchased from this line.
These butterflies were fussy cut from (I believe) more K&Co
The tags are blank on the reverse side
leaving plenty of room for photos and journaling.
Vintage lace snippets have been used throughout.
This is a cute little flip book with room for plenty of journaling.
The flip side of these journaling cards are blank too.
I used a very old sheet of stickers throughout the book
(see the banners and label on this page)
I want to say they were by Basic Grey,
but I am not sure.
I even used up the last of these beige pearls,
which were purchased for a special order years ago.
This is a small matchbox album,
it was a kit from Basic Grey.
It was intended to be used as a mini photo album,
there are a number of pages.
There were so many more old bits
that were used in the making of this piece,
but honestly I cannot remember who made them.
(Note: the people and most of the words are from Tim Holtz)
Thanks so much for visiting.
I hope I have inspired you to dig through those drawers and cubbies to find your newest treasure.
Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).