Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Why won't this paper pack ever end!!!!

Hi Friends and fellow crafters! I wanted to share a new easel card/tissue holder that I made using  K&Company Berry Special Paper, one of my favorite Lili Of the Valley Stamps, my circut machine and my copic markers.
I followed the same pattern that I did for my Frog Tissue Holder from KarelJ's last blog hop. My poor mother almost had a fit when she saw me pack it up to mail to my BFF! I'm not quite sure, but she seems to think that each card I make is for her to keep! She adores all the Lili Of The Valley stamps I have so I went with this one because she loves dogs. I colored her with my Copics and added some sparkle to her swing with my I-Rock and Jolees Crystals. I used Stickles on her pony tail bows for some shiny goodness!  I cut two branches from my Cricut Cindy Loo Cartridge for the swing's anchor. The ribbons and embellies were on the craft table, so I just grabbed them! The stick pins are from Chloe's Closet, they were also found on the craft table!
On a final note, about the title of this post. If anyone remembers back a few posts ago, I said I am on a paper ban. I have way too much paper and I really need to use up what I have before buying anymore. I challenged myself to use an entire paper pack up. Well, I chose  K&Company Berry Special Paper mostly because I was planning on making a couple of cards using my Kraftin Kimmie stamps featuring Lily Lemon and Stella Strawberry. I thought, it's bright and pretty. I obviously had many plans for this paper and that was why I bought it last year, or maybe it was the year before?  ;-)
Big Mistake....this paper pack NEVER ends! Seriously, I think my DH is playing tricks on me, as soon as I think I am a couple pages away from finishing it, I find more paper from the collection. Not just little scraps that I can discard, claiming they are too small, either. These are over the 3 inch limit I set for what I should throw out. Yes, I have size limits. I used to save all the smaller scraps, then one day realized I had a jar filled with curled up scraps, not to mention the basket filled with pieces that were too small for me use with my Cricut or even use punches with. So I set the size limit. So far it has worked on keeping the scrap factor down to a minimum. Anyway, I am glad that I didn't choose one of the monster paper stacks, you know, the ones with 100 or more pages of paper that I had to have for that one design...
Stay tuned for at least another project, maybe even two featuring the lovely Berry Special Paper! I still have that page left that has the sock monkeys on it!!!!!!

Thanks for coming by today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. I love the idea of using a whole pack...I have so much paper too along with tons of other must have's that I haven't used...I stopped buying also until I start using up my supplies.
    Love the tissue box and the image is great!

  2. Adorabke, I also loved your frog one. Does your Mom get to keep this? I LOVE sock monkeys I can't wait to see what you do with that paper

  3. This is gorgeous! I think it's great that your paper is lasting so long. It's gorgeous! Too funny about your mom wanting to keep all your cards.
    I love the idea of a little tissue box. I've not seen one of these before! It has turned out beautifully!

  4. So very cute! I also have way too much paper :)! You made me laugh reading about your jar and basket of curled up scraps.

  5. I love your cards. The attention to detail and your printing is too perfect. I would be interested in how you accomplish the printing.

  6. Hi Jeannie,
    I color my stamps with copic markers. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or you can find me on the Cricut boards.
    Thanks for the kind words,