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I’m A Pretty Paper-Holic

There are so many gorgeous designer papers and I wake up daily vowing not to continue to hoard them.  Yes, I’m a Pretty Paper-holic.  There, I’ve said it.   Each day my 2-dimensional “friends” beg to come out of the drawer and become “one” with ink, cardstock and sentiments, as they were intended.  I often ignore their cries, waiting for “just the right occasion.”

I am proud to say that I am taking steps toward PPH recovery.  As you can see from this series of holiday cards, SU’s Dashing and Cerise Designer Series Papers have made their way to greeting card status in a big way.  They make the process of making 50 cards go quickly and add so much pizzazz.  However, if I start to feel like my pretty paper supply is dwindling too quickly, I can fall back on a wonderful idea championed by Nicole Heady of Papertrey Ink.  Use stamps to create your own designer paper.  You can choose your placement, match colors perfectly and play, play, play (not to mention how much designer paper you can continue to save).  So I made a card today, without a drop of designer paper and simply stamped and embossed.  It’s just this one.  I promise to still use my designer paper but you have to admit making your own with stamps and ink opens up so many possibilities, not only cards but wrapping paper, gift boxes, envelope decor and more!  Fun.

Hugs and Pretties,  M

Stamp Set:  Papertrey Borders and Corners Circles, Believe
Paper:  River Rock, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Real Red Marker
Tools:  Heat Tool, Ticket Corner Punch, Perfect Layers
Perfect Touches:  Non SU Red Rhinestone (on star), Gold Embossing Powder, Sakura Glaze Pen (dotted on berries)

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