From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards + A Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!

One of the ways I’ve been trying to cleanse is by sorting out my craft space (more on that tomorrow). While sorting through it all I realised there were some thing I just keep rummaging through and never using, because they didn’t quite work for me. Time to jazz things up a bit! I pulled out some Journal Cards / Pocket Scrapbooking Cards which I didn’t think I’d use as they were:

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards by Jennifer Grace

A couple of them were just too boring – I never found them inspiring enough to actually pull out and use. A couple of others had writing on which I didn’t like (eg. the ‘Mending 10 Yards’ bit).

Next I gathered some stickers and gems:

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards by Jennifer Grace

And decorated to my heart’s content:

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards by Jennifer Grace

Now they look much more fun and ready to use on a scrapbook page or card!

Want to make some of you own? Why not enter this GIVEAWAY:

Old Stash Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates Closes Monay 9th June at 10.59pm BST

I always think another good way to cleanse my supplies is to give some away! Included in this prize is a selection of 6×6 papers, journaling / pocket scrapbooking cards, stickers, chipboards, ribbons, and buttons!

All you have to do to enter this giveaway {NOW CLOSED}  is tell me in the comments whether you’ve got any items of stash that need a revamp! The giveaway closes at 10.59pm on Monday the 9th of June 2014. It is open internationally! The winner will be announced on Thursday the 12th of June, so check back to see if you won!

Be Inspired:

Jazz up some old supplies with a few stickers, gems, or other embellies

Clear out some old stash and give it away

Make a set of journal cards / pocket scrapbook cards

How often do you cleanse your supplies? I probably go through mine once a year… normally when I’m gearing up for an online event like this!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

See you again very soon,

Jennifer x

  • Frances

    Brilliant! I love your revamped and up-styled version so much more. Now that is refreshing! Yes I always have some supplies that could use revamping and I need to get to it. Thanks for the push!

    June 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm
  • bernice J

    I have a lot of old stamps that I would like to do something with to update their look. I’m just not sure how to do that, but could be mixing and layering them to make embellishments. I clean and purge at least once per year, sometimes more.

    June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm
  • Great idea… I will be jazzing up some of my cards now xx

    June 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm
  • you definitely transformed those cards. I’ve got a ton of cards like and i think now i;ll have to give them a revamp x

    June 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  • barbara macaskill

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am drooling! Fabulosity!! What an incredible assortment of yummy goodies!! I would be in Heaven to have them arrive at my house to create with!
    I have loads of border strips that I REALLY need to revamp and start using and this post has given me a few ideas on how I can actually use them! THANK YOU!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:09 pm
  • I’ve got quite a few of these cards that I just havent thought will go with whatever layout I’m doing, having seen you jazz these up I think I should probably do the same to mine to make them work with the layouts 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm
  • Sarah

    I have loads of older stash that could do with revamp so that I might actually put it on a project! I do have a good sort through every now and then – in fact I was sorting and purging a couple of boxes last week.

    June 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm
  • This is a great idea! I have a lot of PL type cards which could do with revamping and seeing this I think I will give it a go! I probably go through my stash about once a year – I give bits II will no linger use to friends and to a lady on UKScrappers who uses them for charity.

    June 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm
  • ooh i am in the process of sorting out my craft room so revamping lots and clearing through the stash! I have 3 bags to give away so far! Plus lots has gone in recycling or rubbish too .hard work but will be worth it in the end

    June 7, 2014 at 9:09 pm
  • I’ve got lots of cards like that, what a great idea.

    June 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm
  • Annie

    Great idea, what a transformation! I have loads of stickers and diecuts which I still love but somehow don’t use, maybe I should look at combining them …. also I have lots of brads which I may have a tinker with, see if I can make them more tempting.Thanks for the inspiration :o)

    June 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm
  • I definitely have some items that could use a revamp. I have a collection of pocket cards and I have a feeling now that some of them will be revamped with stickers as such. I go through my stash at various times throughout the year. One month I may re-organize/declutter my papers and a few months later I’ll go through my color bins and get them back organized while I declutter at the same time. I find it’s a great way to remember what I have, too.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:01 pm
  • I seem to have collected an assortment of half done tags of all sizes. You’ve given me some fab ideas here.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm
  • Jen

    Great idea! I definitely have some journaling cards and such that don’t match my style or have text I don’t care for. They could definitely be revamped.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm
  • Gemma Steele

    I have so many of these cards! Will be my first job tomorrow to alter some 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm
  • Sue

    When I started PL I cut a load of scraps of card and pp into pl cards. I never thought of embellishing them in this way. Like all scrappers I have stash I no longer love and this is the perfect antidote.

    June 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm
  • I’ve got heaps of paper I’d never use – however with a lick of gesso/paint or spray (to calm down say really over the top patterns ) and some punches – they could make great embellishments that can be dressed up with gems/stickers etc- same for using up scraps that the overflowing scrap box holds would work a treat. I’m not a good purger – I need pushing!!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:40 am
  • I actually have some old journaling cards that are just plain and only have lines on them so they def. need some vamping! Love yours!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:06 am
  • Wonderful way for the cards to be tranformed into useful card! A fantastic give away too, It’ll be fun to dress up a few cards

    June 8, 2014 at 4:17 am
  • Would love to jazz up some of my large chipboard embellishments!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:39 am
  • Lindsay

    I find the biggest deterrent from using certain items in my stash is the colors. There are quite a few things that don’t really inspire me color-wise and that’s a big challenge. I need to focus on expanding my horizons or adding paint or ink to add in colors that do speak to me more I guess.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:56 am
  • I love this idea…..I’ve loads of journal cards I don’t think I’ll use……I need to get altering.

    June 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm
  • Wow! Wonderful ideas

    June 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm
  • Patricia

    Loving what you did with these cards! I’m jumping on the bandwagon and lifting you! I have some cards and goodies stashed away in a baggie that I will layer up and change!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm
  • I love to alter things I own when a paper doesn’t fit I tint it the colour I need and I’ll emboss my metal embellishments for a new refreshed look 🙂 thanks for the tips too

    June 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • I have plenty of items that could be revamped. I did one just yesterday by die cutting the word “thank you” from a plain 3×4 and jazzed it up with stickers to give to my daughter 🙂

    June 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  • Karen Schroeder

    I wish I purged more often, but it is usually once a year. I’d like to revamp stickers and older designer paper I thought was perfect at the time.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • Tish Schneider

    Love how you revamped these. I have alot of PL type cards, too, that I need to revamp. That and some really old vellum quote stickers that I need to figure out how revamp. I’m still thinking about that one… 🙂

    June 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm
  • Heather Pham

    I definitely have a lot of things to revamp. My first scrapbooking supplies came from my mom’s stash from when she was pregnant with me back in 1996 and some from before she got married. :0

    I still love the stencils and papers, but some just needs to be redecorated and treated in the faded areas.

    June 9, 2014 at 1:21 am
  • Jacqui

    Your revamped cards look awesome. I dont have a lot of old stash but the stuff I do have is of the unloved kind. I love the idea of revamping it into something I can use x

    June 9, 2014 at 1:42 am
  • senoritascrapper

    I have PL cards that need to be revamped with color and stickers. Thanks for the idea.

    June 9, 2014 at 2:42 am
  • I went through a big purge when I moved into my new craft space this fall. The things that need a facelift are some half-finished canvases. . . not a supply per se, but some things to finish up. Also, a few journals could use a sprucing up. I love giving supplies away, but I also love receiving them! LOL!

    June 9, 2014 at 6:51 am
  • Dawn Cheshire

    I have so much older stash I sometimes feel overwhelmed. Think I need to have a create day where I just sit and make journalling cards and embellishments.

    June 9, 2014 at 7:39 am
  • I’m impressed – especially with what you did with the “make 10 yards” piece – very clever!
    I’m always altering things with the CKCB, but quit eoften end up with a stack of 3×4 cards that didn’t quite make it onto a page. I need to get some of those altered items onto cards rather than let them pile up!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:25 am
  • What do I have that needs revamping? I have loads of peel offs from years back – I could start there!!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
  • Janet

    Those cards are so cute! I do have items in my stash I can do that to. I have some of the same cards you used.

    June 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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