Today I am lucky....
I get the whole day and night to myself! My kids are having a sleepover at their grandparents' house so I have been able to play all day long, with no interuptions! So, I thought it would be fun to do a "tip" post today for you..
Do you have a love affair with patterned paper? Do you buy four or more of each style you love just so you will never have to go without it? I am so guilty of this. You know what else I do? I will pick up a piece of "coveted" patterned paper and some scissors, and then balk at the thought of cutting into it. How could I do such a thing? Seriously, there are papers out there so gorgeous that cutting them just might count as a crime against nature. So, what to do in such a situation?
Honestly, you have to weigh the pros and cons, and let the "pros" win out. Take this gorgeous double-sided paper from Graphic 45. This is "Genuine Article" from the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection".. I fell in love with the butterflies first, but I love the opposite side just as much. I bought two of these, and told myself that for just one of them, it would be alright to cut into it. It took a few pep talks, but eventually I did start cutting it. I cut out all the butterflies and dragonflies and I am so happy I did. I now have a little bag of fun embellies ready to go when I scrap. Look how fabulous they look!
These are extra fabulous because you can use glimmer mist, ink, or paint to custom color them to match any layout. I used Turquoise Blue glimmer mist to color mine for the page I created today. Don't they look amazing??