Friday, November 11, 2011

Use Your Stash - Use Your Cartridges or Cuts

Happy Friday! I was able to get one project done last week and it is a variation of my monthly card sketch, which you can see here, but not exactly the card I had planned - oh well! And since this is "use your stash" weekend I decided to use one of the (many) unopened carts I had lying on my table. I am very good at buying cartridges, but not always the best at actually using them. This card actually uses Sophie, the Cricut Circle exclusive, that a most wonderful friend sent me in the mail as a surprise. Now only a few (or 7 or 8) more carts to get open and use!

This was a card for a 16 year old boy - which presented quite the challenge - so I kept it simple and tried not to over think it.

I used one one of the doily shapes from Sophie - cut at around 4.5 inches so that it would fit on the front of the DCWV card base. Then I used some embellishments I had found on clearance at Hobby Lobby (more stash items) - the sentiment is popped up so that the candle fits underneath. Like I said, quite simple because I  tend to get myself in trouble when I think too much about cards and I only had a short time to make it. 

So this weekend's challenge is to use a cart you haven't - or if you have another machine - use a new cut or svg that perhaps you bought and haven't had the chance to use yet. we can feel less guilty about taking advantage of all the early Black Friday sales if we use what we have! Happy Veteran's Day and happy crafting!



  1. Great card and great challenge, Allison. You're making me want to keep my Sophie cartridge instead of selling it on E-bay! I love that cut!

  2. sigh! I have to learn what to do after I plug in the cart and then I will play - maybe :) with the flower shoppe or ribbons and Rosettes

  3. What a great card! 16-year-old boys are SUPER TOUGH to make cards for! (Come to think of it, my 25-year-old brother isn't too easy to make a card for either-- of course the last card I gave him he left on the table at the restaurant to be thrown out so he's off the card list for life anyway). Can't wait to see the other projects this weekend-- love the idea of using the stash!

  4. Great card Allison, I am going to try and join in the challenge this weekend - I have a 'couple or so' carts I haven't used yet.

  5. Cute card, love the cut.