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Julie Gearinger 12-31-2019 11:00 AM

USEIT2020 Challenge Group
Happy New Year!! I hope you will join me again this year pulling out and giving love to those "forgotten" stamps, dies, embellishments and paper!

This is the easiest challenge forum to join :-) We love seeing what you create with your unused paper crafting supplies, so please add the keyword USEIT2020 to your gallery post, and if you have time, link here in this forum as well so we can admire your artwork...

Thanks for joining in with us and we are looking forward to seeing your artwork in 2020- hugs!!

Shoe Girl 12-31-2019 11:46 AM

Yeah I am so happy to join the 2020 challenge again Julie. I had a ton of fun trying to use up the pile of craft supplies on my table this year and look forward to finishing using it. I started with 3 boxes and was given a 4th box of stuff to use up. Well I am happy to say I got it down to 1.5 boxes of supplies and hope to finish using it next year.

I can't wait to see what supplies others are using in 2020. Happy New Year!

Julie Gearinger 12-31-2019 12:15 PM

Wow, Lisa you did a fabulous job in 2019 whittling that "stuff" down!! So thrilled that you are joining us again in 2020!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Arlene_C 12-31-2019 01:30 PM

Joining. Looking forward to using up some paper and embellishments this year. I need to get it under control.

Julie Gearinger 12-31-2019 05:13 PM

Yea, so thrilled you will be joining Arlene!! Hugs and Happy New Year!

CraftyMerla 01-01-2020 01:10 PM

Here is a card for 2020:


I used discontinued DSP and enamel dots from my stash. I guess the stamp set is now on hold or retired since it was in the Holiday Catalog. Thanks for Looking! And Thank You Julie for keeping this challenge going! It does remind and encourage me to use up my supplies that seem to accumulate as I buy new things. LOL!

Julie Gearinger 01-01-2020 05:30 PM

Woohoo Sally! You have already made a card this year- great job!

Chatterbox-1 01-01-2020 08:51 PM

Though this is 2020, I am entering it in 2019 because it was finished in 2019, but I couldn't find time to get it uploaded.

My oldies are the Snow Burst Embossing folder retired by Stampin' Up at the close of the catalog in January 2012 and the Finishing Touches Edger dies (pinked edging)! My new stuff is the "Lots of Cheer" Christmas stamp, which I bought after the Stampin' Up annual catalog came out in June, 2019, but I didn't get started finishing my Christmas cards until late October, November, and December!

Here is my card: Christmas Wrapped in Holiday Spirit!

CraftyMerla 01-02-2020 04:23 PM

Here is a card for this challenge:

Golden Sleigh

I used discontinued DSP from my stash and a retired framelits dies set. Thanks for Looking!

Shoe Girl 01-04-2020 01:25 AM

Here is my first card this year using a teacup that was already die cut sitting in the box. I need to grab a picture of the box of items I am trying to use so you can see where I am this year. I will try to do that the next time I have my camera out in the craft cave.

IC735 USEIT2020 Kindness by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers

peeps321 01-04-2020 07:39 AM

Thanks for getting this started Julie...I decided I needed to do some of the "USE IT" accountability...at least accountable to myself. I know Lisa-Shoe Girl has had amazing results. So here's my first USEIT card..I got out some colored vellum, a stamp I haven't used in ages, and .....wait for it....decorative scissors!

Sly Fox

Arlene_C 01-04-2020 08:32 AM

I can't wait to get started on this thread. I have been battling sinus issues and I am watching the minutes until I can leave for my doctor's appt. I think I need antibiotics - the OTC stuff just isn't cutting it. I'm tired of the sleepless nights of not being able to breathe and my face, actually my whole head, hurts and Tylenol doesn't help. This came on me quickly and as a shock as I haven't had this crud in many years. Hope everyone is staying well. Great job ladies. Hope to join the fun soon.

Kalla Walla 01-04-2020 09:36 AM

I would love to join and show some love to my old stamps, dies, paper, embossing folders and powders.

Julie Gearinger 01-04-2020 07:46 PM

Amy, so thrilled that you are joining us!! We are looking forward to seeing what you create!

Arlene, I hope you are feeling better soon!

I had a chance to ink up a very old SU stamp from the Quilted Quotes set for a housewarming card (this set is not even in the gallery :-))

CAS566 Where We Love is Home by Julie Gearinger - at Splitcoaststampers

Hugs and I hope all of you have a great weekend!

Shoe Girl 01-05-2020 03:21 AM

I finally used up these 9 charms that were taking up a lot of room in the tote of stuff I wanted to get used:

FS674 USEIT2020 Christmas Charms by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers

You can see only 3 in the picture but it created 9 cards total.

CraftyJanis 01-05-2020 11:22 AM

Thank you! First time joining in.

Scraperwannabe 01-05-2020 04:14 PM

I’m trying to use up my dp scraps this year:

CAS567 I need Vit Sea by Scraperwannabe - at Splitcoaststampers

Julie Gearinger 01-05-2020 10:22 PM

Welcome CraftyJanis- so thrilled that you found us!!

This easel card drawer box was designed with several stamps that I have not used in a while along with retired designer series paper and a silver brad.

WT756 In All Your Ways by Julie Gearinger - at Splitcoaststampers

Hugs and thanks again!

CraftyMerla 01-06-2020 08:05 AM

Here is a card for this challenge:

Best Holiday Season

The rub-ons and DSP are from my stash. I do believe my stash far outweighs my current items. Oops!

My rub-ons do not want to transfer very well. I did ruin one completely. Does anyone have any solutions or suggestions?

Julie Gearinger 01-06-2020 09:45 AM

Your card is gorgeous Sally! Thrilled to see you use the rub-ons- I have many SU! packs that are at least 10 years old (most likely older since time flies, lol!) and have not used them in years. Now you have me a bit concerned that they will not transfer.

Not sure of any suggestions to help them transfer though- anyone else?

Also, you are not alone in having more retired stash than current. I have tons of retired "stuff" since I never really sold much as a SU demo (had to make my own minimums). I still buy a bit of new, but much less than before :-)

Hugs and thanks for sharing your beautiful card with all of us!

peeps321 01-07-2020 04:12 AM

Here's another one....used one of my old border punches..I rarely use punches anymore but some of these border ones are pretty cute..

Mac and Cheese

Scraperwannabe 01-07-2020 10:37 AM

Used another dp scrap:

MMTPT598 Celebrate by Scraperwannabe - at Splitcoaststampers

CraftyMerla 01-08-2020 11:06 AM

I used Cottage Wall DSP on this card:


I have got to learn to use DSP while it is still current. Either way, I think it still works.

Covington Crafter 01-08-2020 06:55 PM

I used a shaker kit, pp and sequins from my stash. Thanks for the continued encouragement to use our stash, Julie!!

WT774 Hope Your Birthday is a Ball!

Scraperwannabe 01-09-2020 07:10 PM

Another scrap piece of dp...

Love Never Ends by Scraperwannabe - at Splitcoaststampers

Julie Gearinger 01-09-2020 07:13 PM

My hubby and I celebrated our 37th Anniversary today and for his card I used Sense of Time and Script (both retired SU) along with retired SU DSP (Mocha Morning), Gold Trim, Nuvo Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse (I have had this over a year and it has dried up but I was able to add water to rub it on the dsp, clock face, etc).

TCC126 Let Us Love by Julie Gearinger - at Splitcoaststampers

Shoe Girl 01-10-2020 04:42 AM

Found a way to use up another of the stack of teacups in my stash that I am trying to get used up:

F4A516 USEIT2020 Teacup by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers

Arlene_C 01-10-2020 08:34 AM

After getting antibiotics, my sinus infection is much better and I have been feeling like crafting. I have made 14 cards the last 3 days from using pre-stamped images and using my stash. I decided that some of the stamped images (from swaps) are not my style or something I will use so if the back is clean and usable I will be using these white cardstock pieces to put inside my cards for sentiments. I frequently use unwanted printed paper with white on back side for the same. Here are my cards:

Snowman Friends by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers
Spreading Cheer by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers
A Bunch of Flaky Friends by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers
Dog tricks by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers

Scraperwannabe 01-10-2020 11:43 AM

I am hoping by the end of the year I will notice a difference in my dp scraps.

SCSCCJAN20 Sled Pull by Scraperwannabe - at Splitcoaststampers

Covington Crafter 01-10-2020 02:07 PM

Glad you're feeling better, Arlene!

Used old sequins, gems, a die that hadn't been used and an old Crafty Secrets stamp set, I sure miss that company!!
WT774 Lucky 40

Shoe Girl 01-11-2020 01:58 AM

I used a bunch of hearts from the bin of stuff I am trying to use up on these cards:

IC736 USEIT2020 Love by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers

Kalla Walla 01-11-2020 01:45 PM

I used several things laying on my table and in my stash to make these cards.

IC736 Valentots

Little One

Arlene_C 01-11-2020 04:06 PM

Amy, love your cards. I love the tab and button accents. Thanks for the idea - I must try to incorporate into more of my cards. It's another way to use up my buttons. TFS

Lucy1213 01-11-2020 04:17 PM

Hello there! I am still fairly new to Splitcoast (joined about 1 year ago!), but my goal this year is to participate in this challenge more than any other. I plan to reach for those scraps first for almost all of the cards that I make this year...so thank you for the inspiration and accountability with this challenge.

This card was made from a striped sentiment that has been in my stash for 3 years or so: Hooray for Rays by Lucy1213 - at Splitcoaststampers

Shoe Girl 01-12-2020 02:18 AM

Made a couple quick flamingo cards today to get them out of the stash:

FS675 USEIT2020 Flamingo Birthday by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers

swldebbie 01-12-2020 07:01 PM

Thanks for starting this challenge again this year Julie. It really has helped me to make a conscious effort to use stuff that I bought and then never used (or stuff I haven’t used for quite awhie). Happy to join the challenge again this year.

Arlene_C 01-13-2020 05:20 AM

I have made 12 more cards and I am really seeing a reduction in my winter/Christmas embellishment stash as well as the paper stash. I started this month with using only what was in a stack on top of 2 totes which I hope to use up this year. I hope to keep up the momentum thru out the year. I might also include that I have decorated and finished the insides of the cards and decorated envelopes to go with each. I find that having the process complete makes the process of using/sending cards much easier as I just sign, address and mail.

USEIT2020 Polar Love by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers
USEIT2020 Snowy by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers

USEIT2020 Hedgehogs by Arlene_C - at Splitcoaststampers

peeps321 01-13-2020 07:59 AM

Here's one for today...I may have more later..I used a bg stamp that hasn't seen ink in more than a year and some ribbon that I bought years and years ago.

Butterfly Thoughts

CraftyMerla 01-13-2020 09:03 AM

Here is a card using up another rub on and discontinued DSP from my stash:

Celebrate Balmy Blue

I love using my retired die cuts too!

peeps321 01-13-2020 09:54 AM

Here's another one I made for the TLC....used some ancient tape on it...

Precious to Me

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