This month’s stash challenge is a little bit different!

I firmly believe that “different” is always a good thing when you work in the arts and crafts industry. Whether it is simply looking at things in a different way, using different mediums, trying different techniques….anything you can do to switch things up a bit pushes you out of your comfort zone and gets you thinking outside of the box!

So, instead of just asking the Design Team to use an older paper collection from their stash, I also challenged them to do something “different” and use a variety of different patterned paper to create repeating shapes for their page or project.

It was fun to see how each team member interpreted this for themselves!

“Minnie’s Garden Love” by Heather Ribble

Heather’s page is oh-so-sweet with her repeating heart shapes and adorable photos! We love how she created layered hearts as well as hearts that have open centers to mimic the open heart railings in the photos. Simply adorable!

Supplies by Scraps & Ink Crafts:  LOVE Squared Cutting Die, Tiana Washi Set, Flower & Garden Applique Set, Bows & Crowns Embellishment Set.

  “Little Adventure” by Jackie Ashton

Jackie’s fantastic page utilizes over a DOZEN fun tags in as many beautiful verdant shades and patterns!

She cleverly added a black thread to “tie” all of her tags together. We love how this creates a frame of sorts that draws the eye right to the center of the page. How cute are those light green padded appliques tucked behind the photo? Jackie added even more dimension with the Swirl Wave die cuts and sparkly Facets. Just so fun!

Supplies by Scraps & Ink Crafts: Swirl Wave Cutting Die, Mouse W/Bow Cutting Die, Small Pastel Padded Applique Set, Dream Facets Set

“Fourth of July” by Emily Adams 

We are seeing stars for Emily’s 4ht of July page! Her tiny red star background is a perfect canvas for her large bold stars and magical photo of the castle all lit up in her best red, white and blue.

The Silicone Embellies and sparkly Facets add just the right amount of dimension and whimsy to Emily’s perfectly patriotic page!

Supplies by Scraps & Ink Crafts: Patriotic Silicone Embellishments, Main Street Washi Set, Classic Facets Set, Jewelry Box Facets Set.

“Photo Op” by Natalie Strand 


We are always so impressed with how Natalie (our resident pocket page expert!) incorporates the challenges into her fabulous creations! Her clever hand-pieced diagonal pattern and isosceles triangles repeat throughout her layout and are a nod to the geodesic polyhedron design of Spaceship Earth. In other words, it’s  really, really cool!

Supplies by Scraps & Ink Crafts: World Mouse Cutting Die, EPCOT washi set, Tropical Facets Set.

Is there a fun, repeating pattern that you’ve been meaning to try on your own page or project? We hope we’ve inspired you to think outside the box and try something different, because “different is good”!

We’d love for you to share your own scrapbook pages and projects with us, so stop by our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram!

Have a magical day!