View Full Version : What is the one thing in your stash you never use but hate to throw away.

08-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Mine is stickers. I never know where to use them but I can't part with them.

08-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Mine is beautiful papers, I buy than I cannt use them cause they are too beautiful to cut up or stamp on. Is that not stupid or what?

08-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Mine are stickers too. I've used some of them over time, but most of them are sorted and categorized and begging to be used,:eek: but I can't bring myself to use them. However, I'm determined to lower the amount of my stash, and you may see them showing up on the cards I send out in the swaps! ;)


08-19-2013, 06:40 PM

08-20-2013, 04:27 AM
I was going to say alphabet stickers and fancy paper, but I really have to agree with Judi - Everything!:o

08-20-2013, 06:31 PM
Stickers. I have so many lovely and/or cute ones. I really don't use them, but don't want to pitch them. As soon as I do, I will want to use one.

08-20-2013, 07:41 PM
WEll, that would be rubber stamps that I THOUGHT I would use but never have. Don't worry, none are from Judikins or Posh Impressions!

glittery night owl
08-20-2013, 07:47 PM
Like Janet I am forcing myself to use what I have so I can
buy new stuff. I never just buy one of anything :eek:

Sometimes I do not want to give away some of the cards

I make :o


08-23-2013, 02:07 PM
I have a kid's toy, that spun around to make splatters on paper. They used to have on at Cedar Point, and when I saw one in the store, I got it. I have seen cards done with it, but I have never used it. It sits sadly on the floor to the left of my computer.

08-23-2013, 05:08 PM
Kay you really should use it, it is so much fun. I have one myself. I was playing with it the other day.

08-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Kay, here is a sample from the spin toy

08-24-2013, 03:47 AM
Cool, I just may have to do that. Thanks for the sample.

08-25-2013, 08:41 AM
I'm with Judi, Everything! I would hate to part with any of it. I'm always going to use it, someday.:p

08-26-2013, 03:57 AM
Hey, I have a Spin-Art too. :D It's on the bookshelf by my TV chair, on top of the Spirograph.

Had them both for years - never used either.:o

Diana Jones
08-26-2013, 06:09 PM
I have 2 spin art things and they are both still in a box somewhere because we moved last Oct and I haven't unpacked it yet. I haven't unpacked a lot of stuff and can't do any stamping because I always spend time trying to find something I know I own and wonder if I've unpacked. I have a talent for wanting to use the few things I won't be able to find! They look like too much fun to get rid of them.

I think the thing I have bought but won't use nearly as much as I thought is artificial flowers. I lucked onto a huge amount at a garage sale. You could fill a huge garbage bag for $1.00 so I filled 3. I am still in the process of cutting off the little flowers and putting them into recycled bottles by color. They will look pretty around the craft room but will probably end up being more decoration than embellishments on cards etc. :(

05-24-2014, 11:48 AM
Its been 6 years since I've used my rainbow sponges. I have new sponges and when I went to use them, they had disintegrated. One was usable and so I made up alot of southwest colors for backgrounds. I've discovered even though I may not like the output or can't think of how I could use the design, they have come up great as punchies or diecuts that add a thrilling addition to card crafting. I like the Rainbow sponge as it was a wonderful alternative to the brayer. You could make squiggles with the sponge that you couldn't do with the brayer. Wish I had a way to duplicate the beautiful look of the rainbow sponge. Anyone know how?

05-24-2014, 09:03 PM
Ooops.........thanks for jogging my memory, Susan. I also haven't used my rainbow sponges for many years, so I'm going to find them to see if they're in usable condition.:confused: I loved using them on glossy cardstock. :)

05-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Ooops.........thanks for jogging my memory, Susan. I also haven't used my rainbow sponges for many years, so I'm going to find them to see if they're in usable condition.:confused: I loved using them on glossy cardstock. :)

Yes, please share your experience. I was so disappointed that they fell apart. I had them in a drawer in a closet, and not in the sun. Glossy is the only way to go.

05-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Yikes, where ARE my sponges??

05-26-2014, 04:07 PM
I would have to say it is my beautiful papers. Love them and hate to use them for fear of messing them up. But I will say I have gotten better about it.

05-26-2014, 06:07 PM
I agree about the beautiful (expensive) papers. However, I did use one today to make a card and it turned out fine. Still have some left, so I will use it again. The sky didn't fall when I cut into it, so I think I'm safe using it. Ha!

05-26-2014, 06:17 PM
I have some grunge board when it first came out - It was so expensive to me, I hated to use it - it remains untouched. May end up in a swap some day.

06-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Isn't it funny how valuable (to us) all of our crafting and paper goodies are?? I was just refreshing my memory about the start of this post. Reading that Mary has stickers that she has not used made me laugh. I just discovered my first set of stickers. I worked at my Dad's store dusting shelves, boxing groceries, mopping the floor to earn money to buy stickers at the Hallmark store.

I just discovered my box of Raggedy Ann, Snoopy and Precious Moments stickers from the '70's. Can you believe they still stick? But they're not really usable...they look like they're saturated with oils. Too funny. I sure loved all of them...that's why I still have a box. Gosh, I don't think I convinced myself to use these, even though they look pretty cruddy. Hee hee. It sure made me smile remembering the thrill of collecting. :)

06-05-2014, 03:03 PM
That's why this craft is so great. I have collected cards since my daughter was born (56)years ago and I still have them. They are a little miscolored but they still make me smile. Get going guys and gals, you have a long way to go yet. Don't let those kids of you talk you into throwing them away like my daughter is always doing. She calls them clutter. Ha! what does she know

06-07-2014, 03:12 AM
I sent to Sausalito in 1984 for my boyfriends(now hubby's) 3oth birthday and saw Mrs.Grossman's sticker store. I STILL have many of her originals! I think I bought every one of her little animal stickers!