I use to stamp a lot... I was even a demo for Stampin' Up for a while, but did it mainly for the discount. I amassed quite a stash of stamps and inks and papers and dies and embellishments of all sorts. When I moved I got rid of a lot of the stamps and the inks but I kept a lot of the paper... I love patterned paper... it reminds me of fabric! Now when I first purchased a lot of the is stuff I found it hard to use... What if I used it all up? What if they never made anything that pretty again? What can I make with this? So much dithering...
As a result I still have lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of paper... bur I'm finally able to use it...hooray! I do more papercrafting than stamping these days and playing with the papers and making cards to send here and there is a very satisfying way to spend an afternoon. Here are some of the cards I've made. In looking through my camera I realized there are a bunch more that I forgot to take pictures of...oh well... you can see these...
These cards use a lace doily kind paper laid over a base card made of Basic Grey Grunge paper... I love Grunge as paper or fabric!
Another cute die and the paper has a quilty pattern with buttons on it !
I don't make elaborate cards anymore... I really enjoy just playing with the pretty papers. I get a lot of the layout ideas from sketches others have used. You can see some of the ones I've pinned here on my Pinterest board.
In an age of digital messages I think everyone still enjoys finding a card in their mail so I continue to make them. When I'm making cards I think about when I was a child playing with construction paper ... I enjoyed it then and I enjoy it now.
Do you like getting cards in the mail? Do you send cards? Store bought? or home made? Actually I prefer the term hand-crafted... makes me feel like an artist....LOL!
Hope your week is going well!
happy card making!