My advice for using up those Love, Elsie, or other papers for today: Put them in a kit with newer supplies. This is one of my favorite ways to use up older papers (and one of the easiest techniques for my personal style of scrapping).
Here is a sample of a kit that I made up:
I put two sheets of green leaf print Love, Elsie paper in with a bunch of new goodies that I got from this past summer's CHA, Cosmo Cricket's Smore Love collection. I was so happy with how perfectly they went together! And, I have found that if you put them with new(ish) supplies, it is so much easier to actually use them!
A good way to use up your kits? Take a challenge! I took some of the CHA challenges at 2 Peas for the next few pages that I am going to share with you. I used all of the papers, with the exception of a few small scraps, to make these pages:
CHA Challenge #10, Use 10 Different Brands:
Brands used: Love Elsie, Basic Grey, American Crafts, Making Memories, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico, Momento, Up&Up washi tape, Heidi Grace, Tattered Angels
I made this page for CHA Challenge #4: Use a 4 Word Title:
As you can probably already see, I used the stamps and letter stickers from the kit for the title, and I added in an oooold Making Memories journal spot, and a couple of scraps from my stash.
This Page was made for CHA Challenge #9: Use 9 items from your desk to make a page (this was easy since I had the kit out):
And I still love how that Love, Elsie paper coordinates with the Cosmo Cricket!
And these last few pages were not really based on any challenges, but made with the desire to use this kit up rather than put it back in my stash!
I added in a scrap of colored vellum and a scrap from an older Cosmo Cricket line for the layering to feel "right".
For more inspiration for making kits from your own stash, check out these resources:
I hope I have inspired you today! Don't forget to leave me comment for a chance to win this week's giveaway: