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Paper Hoarding 101


So, I had to go to Home Depot today to buy a monster piece of wood to replace a rotted piece on our shed.

Since Home Depot is next to a shopping center where Tuesday Morning is, I decided I’d earned a trip into the store. I walked to where the scrapbooking stuff was and what was there was all clearanced. Walked around the store and found the new home for new stock. They had new paper. Lots and lots of new paper.

Now, I’m a thrifty chick. I’m certain that I lived a past life in the Depression, or under similar circumstances. I’m not even Jewish but I have an inner Jewish grandma, much like Amy Irving’s Bubby from Crossing Delancey – “This is nice paper, good paper.”

Anyway, I love Tuesday Morning and the price of MOST of their paper – they generally sell packs of 25 sheets of a 12 x 12 print for $1.99. “Yes, please, sign me up. Whadda ya got?” Obviously, this is previous season paper but most of the time it isn’t an issue. I use my paper for cards for Operation Write Home. Trendiness isn’t important; making something that is nicely constructed that becomes a card that will probably be saved after it’s sent home is.

Here’s today’s haul –

7 Gypsies Myconos Collection – Syros I love how bright this collection is – sort of a muted rainbow.

7 Gypsies Mykonos Collection – Delos I think most of this will be cut into 6 panels to highlight the cubed pattern – 2 over 3 as pictured.

7 Gypsies Abbeville and Cassel. They’re single sided papers but will work great together and with the Mykonos papers above.

7 Gypsies Sand – This striped print works with the papers above and will make for some great patchwork look cards.

7 Gypsies Victoria Paper – Fernwood Love the vintagey-ness of the top print. Great for girly cards.

Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Chocolate Open Dot The pattern on the back is more subdued – it makes it look like the paper is textured. I’d been hoping to find a dark brown for layering and this is perfect.

Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collection – Extravaganza This pack was $3.99 but the paper is a heavier weight cardstock so it seems totally reasonable. Also, the color is gorgeous.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Hello, Thinking of You


Operation Write Home has a new midweek throwdown up – create a Hi, Hello or Thinking of you card.

I’ve been dealing with a middle school bookfair for the past week so craftiness has been far from my mind. (BTW, middle school teachers deserve hazard pay. Think about it – hoards of pubescent teeenagers on a daily basis with raging hormones and attitude. I struggle with one – imagine hundreds of them all day, every day. Oy.)

Anyway, the bookfair is over and I want to think happy thoughts – so here’s my take –

I’ve had the banner stamp for a while and hadn’t used it yet. I wanted bright and happy so thought RAINBOW! I stamped the image three times in a row and used colored pencils to color in the flags. The set includes a “hello” stamp so I stamped it above the banners but didn’t like how it looked. I stamped the Thinking of you on a scrap, cut it into a banner, outlined the edges in black and stuck it over.  (Had I not needed to cover up the “bad stamp”, I probably would have put the sentiment on the vellum and changed the position of the banner strip.)

Originally, I did this on a whole cardfront sized piece of paper but realized I had no idea what to do with the empty white space. Decided to cut it in half and attached it to this fabulous piece of Vellum. (Thank you Leslie / TheCrookedStamper.)

Wausau fleck cardstock, banner is Studio G Lynette Anderson Taylor, sentiment is Whimsy Greetings from TPC Studio, both stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Pencils are Stampin’ Up. Vellum is unknown.

I think the next time I go on a roadtrip, I might stamp the banner on a ton of patterned paper in advance and cut them out on the drive. This would be fabulous for paper pieced designs.