In my hunt for more challenges...apparently this is getting addicting...I came across the Moxie Fab World Challenge #7 in which you are to use 10 embellishments in an innovative way. My first instinct was to use rhinestones! Then I went through a brief moment of "inability to let go" and my hoarding instinct came about. Anyone ever get like that with your stash? I love to open my little drawer of gems, but continue to collect them more than use them...hehe. Of course when the occasion arises I do use them and then I have an excuse to get more!!
Another habit of mine is to get the mini self adhesive calendars that I got from my local craft boutique. I buy a bunch every year in the hopes to make something really cool with it and then all of a sudden the holidays are passing by and we're in a new year! So what to do with these expired calendars......
use it for the Moxie Fab World Challenge of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used 10 out of the 12 months...talk about not wasting...and layered them all on Kraft cardstock. I wanted to pull the colors from the calendar so placed my heat embossed sentiment on red cardstock and wanted more definition so layered it again on black cardstock. The cute little surprised face is from Peachy Keen Stamps "Everyday Character Face Assortment" and sentiment from Stamps of Life "crayons2stamp."
You could even take this a step further and PERSONALIZE it by placing the main month of the recipient's birthday (somewhere in the center of the card) and circle the birth date!
Hope this motivates someone to use those "expired" items in your stash! As always your comments are greatly appreciated.