We have cardstock
Patterned papers in all shapes and sizes
Goody bags chock full of loveliness
And embellishments and random oddments.
That's not even all of it, although that is all of the paper and card we possess ( apart from the watercolour paper hidden in the wardrobe, and the A4 card and paper in the cupboard!!!!)
Hennyway, we decided to give up stash buying for lent, whilst challenging ourselves to use some of what we have during that period. Now giving up alone is of course beary boring and may lead us to cheat, so we enlisted the cub as she has enough patterned paper to decorate several hundred dens and more! Although the idea is to use the period of lent as our challenge, we thought we might as well start now.
Today I decided to make some cards for charity out of our veritable piles. First I found some random envelopes that were looking a little lonely
Then cut some 12 x 12 card to size.
I managed to cut three cards from one piece of 12 x 12 card stock. These will fit in the smaller envelopes.
Next I sorted through the patterned paper box. I wanted to concentrate on using any scraps, rather than cut into more unused sheets of paper.
And here are the (17) quick and simple cards I made. Most used only the papers and a simple embellishment or sticker for decoration.
Once I'd made my cards, I was left with more card and paper scraps.
Not to be wasteful, I glued these into the big Dylusions journal as the start of a background. I'm not sure what I'll do with this yet, but it'll be fun playing.
I need a siesta first though
With love from the bears