I realised that I needed to sort out ALL my stash and decide what I want to keep/use and to cast aside my squirrel gene that makes me hoard ‘in case’....something very hard to do.
I have to say that I have not got very far but I thought ‘ from small acorns’ and all that jazz. Sitting there are more than could be needed in any ….no several … life times of card making … and the cost of acquiring such a collection is beyond belief and I try NOT to think about it….I was seriously addicted back then.
Why so many…. I can hear you mutter...no scream …well ten or so years ago …when I started with paper crafts …everyone used them on cards. I thought that having a collection that grew so that I would never run out. …EVER … was a wise decision lol …especially if they were a Special Offer on a certain shopping channel …after all who would not want to make a card that did not have a peel off on it .. some where. How wrong was I …who knew that there were trends and fashions in card making? ... as a beginner I had no idea … and who knew I would prefer Scrapping.
However …looking through them today, I do wonder why they went out of fashion and do not seem to still have a place in card making …or do they? I certainly think that one could produce some pretty Christmas cards by adding a little modern creativeness to them and some cute children’s birthday cards too .
If anyone fancies a few …for maybe making charity cards …. let me know …I think I will actually use a few myself, on next years Xmas creations.
The moral of this story is …
Don’t buy too much of one thing …they either deteriorate like paints and some rubber stamps … or go out of fashion …take it from someone who knows and has learnt a hard lesson.
Take Care xx