C-25 Cash In Your Stash

Good morning crafty friends,

It is another WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY here at CWC! I hope you’re ready for this challenge…this week’s theme is:


In honor of our upcoming “tax” day…We would like to challenge you to use the STUFF IN YOUR STASH… Things that have been around for AT LEAST A YEAR!  You can also use the theme of “CASH” or “MONEY, MOOLAH, COIN…BANK”… you get the idea Smile
Okay…ALL of you KNOW you have stuff sitting around that you OOOH’D and AAAAH’D over when you bought it and then now…..there it sits!  We are calling all Paper Hoarders and “PRETTY THINGS STASHERS!”  Now is your chance to use it!
So without further adieu, here is what our wonderful Design Team Chefs created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration!

jennifer h sc 
Check out how Jen used recycled Wedding and Baby Shower “stuff” for this pretty “stash”! Be sure to read our resident poets beautiful poem too!
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Christel sc
Be sure to head over to Christel’s Blog for details on her “STICKER STASH USE!”


Head over to Anita’s Blog so she can show you how she saved some cash by using her sweet Paper Stash!

Visit Ronnie’s Blog for details on this “Cap N’ Crunch Treasure”

Ronnie went from this….
To this!!!

Now isn’t this worth a PENNY and MORE…lol!
Stop by Roberta’s Blog for more details on this TOY STORY STASH SAVINGS!

Stacey’s Blog is where you will get the details on this “Pearliciously” money-saving card!

Visit Jenna's Blog for details on this real "Cash In your Stash" Terrific Tag!

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cricut faith layout by melin-500wjl

cricut butterfly close up-500wjl

cricut flower 50 states-500wjl

Okay here are a few details on my layout:
This is a pic of all the stuff in my stash that I used that I have had for over a year…some WAY OVER…lol! BTW…the Sizzix die that is still in the package…I bought it on clearance for a couple bucks a few years back and OPENED IT FOR THIS PROJECT….HOW SAD…lol!

I used some Basic Grey – Stella Ruby patterned paper. This collection came out roughly almost 4 years ago!!!
I used my Quickutz Damask border die that is over two years old
My two Sizzix Dies that is at LEAST a couple of years old.
My 50 States Cricut Cartridge that is about three years old
My Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge that I have had for just about a year.
My TH Paper Distresser. That tool is almost 3 years old.
My EK Butterfly punch that is a couple of years old and….
My MS Butterfly punch that is almost two years old.
I used “Old Paper” Distress Stickles on my butterfly. I have also had that for over a year!


This project also fit nicely into a couple of other challenges over at simply scrapping a community of crafters that I recently came across. It fit into their Sketch challenge: HERE and their Cricut challenge: HERE. Be sure to head over and sign up…Be sure to tell them Melin sent you too!

Now it’s your turn!!! Get that hidden cash in your stash out and do something with it!  Here are just a few small guidelines:
* Must use your Cricut or some type of die cut on your project.
* Must use something that has been in your “Stash” for AT LEAST a YEAR.
* Your Project must be a new project for this challenge and your post MUST have a link back to CWC.
* Your entry needs to be a direct link to your project and not just your blog.

Thank you so much for playing along with us! We can’t wait to see how you use the “Cash In Your Stash”!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!
Melin and the CookingWithCricut.com Design Team


  1. LOL, i do that all the time, buy something at the craft store I have to have, then dont use it right away.. What a neat challenge idea :)


  2. Oh Melin, this layout is stunning!

  3. WOW! Melin, I'm still picking up my jaw from the floor! This layout is beyond gorgeous!! Amazing job, girlie!

  4. Wow Melin that page is gorgeous! Love the colors. The rest of the chefs did a great job, love the piggies.

  5. I loooooooooove your blog and I've bookmarked it. You are such an inspiration, Melin. What truly works of arts.

  6. You mean having paper in your stash for over a year is a BAD thing?????? LOL. I am so guilty of hoarding paper and buying stuff and not using it for a really long time. Glad I am not alone in this :)

  7. Melin - I love all the things you do - and this is layout is especially Lovely! You have such a Gift and a 'touch' - Thank you for sharing -

  8. Oh gosh girls...you really know how to make a self-admitted "paper hoarder, "stuff stasher" feel special...lol! Jani, you are SO NOT alone in this disease! Thank you again to all of you for being a part of CWC...I appreciate it so much! Have a wonderfully crafty day! Melin

  9. Great Challenge look at a lot of stuff I hadn't thought about in a long time. kfranciola@nycap.rr.com

  10. Hey, DT, way to use your stash!! Melin, your layout is absolutely gorgeous...such pretty colors, a lovely frame and wonderful butterflies...thanks for sharing! And thanks for a great challenge!!

    ~Sharon C.

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  12. Hello, my name is Amber and I am a PAPER HOARDER..hehe! This was so much fun for me and for my kiddos! I didn't dare harm any of my lovely un-cut paper in my stash for this! This was the last card for my Use Your Scraps Challenge and I am happy to say I am getting rid of my scrap pile (I think I can, I think I can)! No really, I can after looking at mostly just it for the last month and a half! It is starting to stiffle my creativity and now my kiddos will be the proud new owners of it. I'm sure they will have it cut and punched to pieces in no time leaving me no chance to change my mind! Beautiful job as always ladies and thanks for the fun challenge! Oh and Happy 16th Birthday Madison!!


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