If there's one thing I would like to reduce in my stash, it would be patterned papers. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE patterned papers but the amount I have is ridiculous. Really.
I'm lucky to get new patterned papers via design team gigs but each time I cut through a new sheet of patterned paper, the "old" unused ones in my stash complain that I favour the new and abandon the old [yes, apparently my patterned papers talk to me...*LOL*]
So, I have a two-pronged strategy to using up my patterned papers. First, I would pick a new patterned paper for the background. Then I would work in my scraps to complement the chosen background.
Odd shaped papers can be torn and tucked behind photos for interest. And messy stitching can add fun texture. [The boy in the photos is nephew #1...:)]
Playing along with Sketchabilities.