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!
Colleen

8 comments:

  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!
    TFS

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  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
    Trish

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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,
    Colleen

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