The Best Things in Life

The Best Things in Life

Using That Old Paper

Hi guys, Gail here. If you’re anything like me, you have approximately 245,000 sheets of scrapbooking paper in your stash, give or take a few sheets. Well, it seems like that many. And most of it is old. Really old. My goal lately has been to use up those partial collections that I have left in my stash. But every once in a while, I come across a full collection that I had been hanging onto. Such as the “Laurel” collection from Scenic Route. The collection was released in 2006 and I’m almost positive I bought it as soon as it came out. Which means it’s been in my stash for about 10 years. It’s about time it saw some action, right? Well, here’s the photo-ready layout I made using my Kiwi Lane templates:

The Best Things in Life

Designer Templates Used:

Abbie Road (3A,3B) Scallops (1A,1B) Madison Avenue (2A,2B) Tiny Wildflowers (1T,4T) Nature (1) Tiny Nature (1T) Tiny Brackets (4T) Wacky (2) 12″ Strips & Photos

It’s more than just a paper addiction

Along with the older paper, I also used brads from My Mind’s Eye collections that were released at least 3 years ago, Doodlebug paper frills that are at least 9 years old, and Bazzill flowers that I’ve had for at least 8 years. Wow. I’m more of a supply hoarder than I thought!!

How to use your paper stash

So join me in this challenge- watch the video below (if you haven’t already) about using your older paper and start using your stash! It’s fun to buy new stuff, and I’d never ask you to give up the joy of shopping for new paper, but remember what you already have and use your Kiwi Lane Designer templates to breathe new life into your old paper!

More Paper Videos

Because we here at Kiwi Lane LOVE paper we have come up with lots of videos talking about it and how to use the scrapbooking paper you already have. Here are some of our favorite videos.

Do you consider yourself a paper hoarder? Tell us about it below in the comments section.




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  1. I have a question. At the beginning of this video you say this is a friend’s stash of paper because you’ve used most of yours, especially since using the ? process. It sounds like you’re saying framing process. I searched for that on the blog and didn’t find anything. Could you please explain what you were referring to? Thanks!

  2. I recently had to buy paper!!! I have been working from my huge stash that I have accumulated overs the years. I finally used up most of what I had. Ever since I started with the designer templates I’ve been able to really get into all my old paper. Thank you KLD!

  3. Yes I love paper also and yes I have many sheets and packs but when I see beautiful and on sale packs I just need to have them. Specially at the Expos because we don’t see those in the stores like Michaels and Joanns