Truth be told, when it comes to scrapbooking supplies, I'm a bit of a hoarder :)
I still have papers and embellishments from when I first started scrapbooking...you just never know when you may need them (mostly, I forget about them and they don't see the light of day for years on end!)
HOWEVER...today was different.
Stephanie Howell ..she covered a chipboard heart with washi tape, trimmed it to shape, and used it on a layout...very cool. I taught this technique a few years ago using ribbon, which got a bit messy, and some of the ribbons were a bit prone to fraying. But washi tape? Perfect!
I remembered a Making Memories chipboard word that I'd been hoarding for years, and thought how great it would look covered in polkadot washi tape. It took me a while to locate it, BUT I have to say...it looks sorta awesome with the polkadot treatment ;) Any messy ends can be easily tucked behind the chipboard, and trimming with a craft knife was super easy!
I ended up cutting the chipboard horizontally right through the middle to balance the layout, and added a few brads from My Minds Eye My Girl collection in the top left corner. Other than that I kept it pretty simple, and let the photos and the polkadots take centre stage :)
While searching through my...ahem...older pieces, I found a few other treasures that may be given a new lease of life too....could this hoarding habit of mine be finally paying off? ;)