A New Year usually means a New Start. And I aim to fully embrace this tradition. Well at least for the first few days! My New Year’s resolutions are varied but as regards this slightly compulsive totally addictive hobby of mine, I aim to try and make a dint in my accumulation of stash. When I first started this hobby I bought everything that caught my eye in their pretty packages. Then as I found my own style, I realised that in the main I use stamps, inks, dies and cardstock. Yet I have still have shelves bulging with pretty packages of flowers, chipboard and other embellishments. And I’m proud to say I’ve already started on my stash busting! The chipboard heart from last weeks blog hop had been lurking in a dark corner for ages! So while I’m on a roll I made today’s card using a glittered die cut border which came as part of a collection pack I think from Crate Paper, some ribbon which has been collecting dust and I pulled out my Spellbinders ovals dies which haven’t seen the light of day in a while.

Supplies: Stamps There She Goes wishing you, holly jolly; Inks – Versacolor seafoaam, lagoon blue, split pea, Versafine onyx black; Card – Stampin’ Up island indigo, pool party; Dies – Spellbinders ovals, labels 14; Ribbon – Caspain grass green; Die cut border – Crate Paper?, Stampin’ Up rhinestones

I paired these older items with some newer ones to keep things fresh and voila – a small but significant step in the right direction. I gave this card to our friends who we stayed with to bring in the New Year.

So why not join in with this week’s challenge over at There She Goes and tell us what your New Year’s resolutions are.

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