I want to share two of my little collections today. I love stickers and stencils. I'll save a sheet of stickers for years and years, and stencils are great because they can be used over and over again forever.
I keep my stencils in this plastic suitcase. I got it when I was a kid. Rose Art made it for a mass collection of stickers and stationary. I put the stickers on the front when I bought it. For some reason I haven't added any new stickers since then. Maybe I should do that after this post!
These are a few of my favorite stencils. I love to use strange found items as stencils like that octopus, he is meant to be a book marker. There are more awesome stencils that go with the set of four that match in the upper right pic. They came from a Tupperware party my mom hosted when I was a kid. I have a hard time resisting buying architectural stencils. Did you have a Spirograph? I kept mine, and the book too. :)
I keep my stickers in a three ring binder from Office Depot. I separate them in clear plastic sleeves. I hoard stickers, and love to find new places to buy them. I barely ever use my stickers. I don't want to use them and then wear them out or never see them again. Yet I still want to buy more, even though they mostly just sit in this binder.
This is a good representation of the mixture I have. On the top left are stickers from Shop Kawaii. Fantastic shop for cute things. I also bought folders from there, but they were stolen! They sell all sorts of things, little bags, mugs, stationary, notebooks, and other awesome cute office/home things. The top right stickers are from my first cross country trip with my mom. We stopped at the Biltmore Estate, and I bought these as my momentum. The bottom left is my Christmas Paperchase stickers. I absolutely love Paperchase products. I wish that they were more widely available in the states. The bottom right stickers are my favorite animal/insect stickers I own. The animal stickers on the top are puffy. I was given them as a present, and I'm not sure I will ever use them. I love them too much to use them (maybe I could frame them)! Those insect stickers are just plain awesome! They came from a big pack of scrapbook stickers I got on sale from Michael's a few years back.
I've saved both of these stickers for a LOOOONG time. I don't think I need to explain the Care Bears or My Little Ponies stickers. The gold toilets are my absolute all time favorite. They are from a Rugrat's book, about Tommy learning how to use the potty.
Hope you enjoyed my little collections. I got the idea to share this collection from one of my favorite blogs The Dainty Squid. Happy DIYing, chris.