Use New Collections to Reduce Your Older Stash – Paperclipping 225

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Raise your hand if you have some older stash you feel a little bit guilty about.

There’s just so much stinkin’ cute stuff coming out all the time, you kind of can’t help buying some new things before you get around to using last year’s cute things. And then there are all those things from the year before that, and the year before that…

…which all seem to get less and less cute the longer you have them but don’t use them.

That’s why I started my GRAM list: four ways to use (and get excited about using) your older scrapbook supplies.

And now I have another way!

Lately I’ve fallen love with scrapbooking from manufacturer collections and I’ve noticed that if you scrapbook a lot from collections and kits, you’re even less likely to use the other stuff you’ve bought and stashed away.

So rather than try to steer myself away from the newest dazzling collections winking and smiling at me in order to dutifully use my sour old stash, I decided to use my collections to reinvigorate the old stuff. For about a year or so I’ve been experimenting with a method of moving product through a nice little flow, and now that I know it works, it’s simple, and it’s fun, I’m ready to share!

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Izzy and I made a video where we show you a part of my new scraproom and how I set up a way make collections work toward using up older stash. Then I put together a layout to show how it works all the way down to finished pages you’ll love.

And the cool thing is, you don’t have to change the way you organize. If you like to sort by color, by product type, by manufacturer, or whatever, you don’t have to stop that. The only difference will be that by adding this one simple tweak you’ll be moving product much more quickly through your current organizational method, whatever that may be.

And you can still focus on enjoying your newest favorite kits or collections just as much as usual!

The video is now waiting for you in the Member’s Area and in your iTunes member feed.

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Shine On,

  • Marie-Pierre Capistran

    genius!! Use a bit of the old, together with the new! I’ll get to it!! Thanks for the tip. :)

  • Bethany Rielage

    Haven’t watched it yet, but can’t wait! Thanks in advance for the extra pictures from this week and last week. After reading the email last night about the video, I was telling my husband all about my comment and that you took the time to send links to pictures from the previous video. Thanks so much!

  • Stephanie K

    I feel so validated. I’ve recently starting mixing and matching my old stash with my new, and creating some new reorganization methods. I’ve always been a create your own kit girl – but not until I had single pieces of paper or just a few embellishments left from the subscriptions kits or collections I’ve purchased. Thanks to the video – I’m not going to wait – I’m going to start mixing and matching right away. Woohoo!

  • You’re welcome! :)

  • Yay! Have fun!!

  • Erica Hettwer

    I love this idea!!! I’m going to have a look around my room and see how I can start to do this in my space.

  • Love this video! Thanks for showing us your new scrap space! Cant wait to see the entire scraproom!

  • Pat B

    Noel – I just love this idea. Now I’m inspired to start putting some of my old stuff with the new. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Ana

    Thanks. I’ll be using this idea, but I’m going to sort my loose papers and embellishments into kits…..all from my very old, overflowing stash. Hoping this will help with the “picking” and “thinking” process, so that I can get to the fun of creating. Thanks,again, for some greats ideas.