What paper crafter doesn't have a stash of hoarded items "too pretty" to be used? I have been getting better about using my favorite stuff and not saving it since I realize I have more paper than I'll ever use. Carol's challenged us to make a card with things we've hoarded in the VCMP- Rebel Challenge.
The patterned paper I used on this card is paste paper I made in college. About a year ago, I finally started using my paste paper stash, one sheet at a time. I've used four or five sheets up and have about ten left. I remember having a great time making the paper with my roommate and some other friends from our dorm at the Lit House one Saturday. Our good time came to a bit of a halt when Mike, the master printer teaching the class, sliced his finger badly on the paper cutter. We offered to help him get to the hospital, but he wouldn't accept our help and drove himself around the corner to the emergency room. Several hours later, as we were cleaning up, he was back to see how we were doing and show off his stitches.
This challenge was great because I was able to pull out some materials I hadn't used in a while and give them some attention! Thanks, Carol, for hosting an inspiring challenge.
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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