Tuesday, July 19, 2022

WTHeck Embellishments

This fortnight at Shopping Our Stash we have an especially interesting challenge: we want you to search through your embellishment stash and find something that makes you think, "WHY the Heck did I acquire this??!" And then... (here's the tricky part!) ...use it on a card or project! 

Thanks to Paper Anthology's Annual Papercrafters' Garage Sale, many of my most puzzling items have already crossed the crafty rainbow bridge, but I did find a this plastic sorter* full of metal shapes, tags, keys, tiny frames, bookplates, miscellaneous hardware and enough charms to make a Victorian lady swoon. Plus... some strange but beautiful embossed metal stickers, whose origins completely elude me. I expected the adhesive to be long gone, but no, the backers peeled right off and they stuck magnificently well to my funky collage of torn vintage paper and white lace tape. I added machine stitching, a scatter of Eyelet Outlet Sequins and a gel print mat that my friend Gina made and declared my A7 card fini! I have to say that I didn't expect to create ANYTHING remotely interesting for this challenge, but now I'm slightly wondering, "Why the Heck didn't I buy more of these??!

I hope you'll visit SOS to see the other designers' WTHeck items and cards (it's well worth the trip, I assure you!) and then start delving into the weirder side of your stash to play along!

*Having discovered said sorter, OF COURSE I promptly dropped it, broke the lid, and spent twenty minutes retrieving tiny metal things from the floor of my art lair; which is why everything is now arranged kinda neatly... sigh... 


  1. As always the queen of collage strikes again, What a lovely WTHeck card with those metal embossed stickers (I might have something like them) Love your card.

  2. What a fun challenge...and yes, being a crafter is a challenge, especially when we drop things...ink pads, glitter jars, boxes of teeny tiny embellishments, etc!

  3. These are lovely. I'd have saved them for something 'special'. 😆 The card is fantastic and just goes to show you! Such a brilliant collage. x

  4. Yikes...I have dropped one of those caddies too...mine had brads in it sorted by color...like hundreds of them!! I think I was a bit longer than 20 minutes!! LOL I do love those metal embellishment...they make for a classy addition to a card. You are sure to inspire those who decide to play along with our "WTHeck Embellishments" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!

  5. I love those metal looking stickers and have quite a stash of them myself. Your card has motivated me to dip into my stash and take part in this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is great!


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