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Hi Amber, I saw the cards to troops on you signature. I have a box of handmade cards I can send you if u want them. It is all kinds. I was gonna donate the somewhere around here but the troops would be better. Just let me know. Either here or my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Just make sure you put cards for troops or something like that in the subject line so I will know. I get so much junk mail.
Location: Mt Albert, north of Toronto, Ontario, Can
I have a special folder with card layouts I save that use lots of scraps. They help you use up the bits from paper pads. If you get stuck, kindergartens love scraps off pretty paper. Just pop into the office the next time you drive by a school!
Why is it that even when you have several paper pads, you end up searching and searching through your stash for a color or pattern that will be perfect for your card project, and it's not there? Can you really have too many pads?
I found a blog that hosts themed paper swaps each month. It might be fun to send your unwanted paper to someone else. You know...one crafter's trash is another crafter's treasure. She has the year already planned, so you can grab papers for future months. Sure, you get back more paper, so if your goal is purging, this may not be for you, but just think of the possible treasures you could get in the mail. SURPRISE!
I'm a sucker for the 6x6 pads, too. I was filling basket(S), yes plural, of BG 6x6's. I finally put them in a drawer hoping that would limit me. I thought that when I became a SU! demonstrator, my addiction would be cured because SU! didn't sell any (other than an occasional Hostess paper pad) and I only wanted to use SU! products. Ha! Well, now they've come up with the 4.5 x 6.5 pad and yup - I'm addicted all over again! Those are an automatic on every preorder.
The smaller pads are so much easier to store but I have gobs of large ones. Shipping out paper I don't want anymore is a good idea. Where is this exchange? Linsay Weirich suggested that you cut down your 12x12 papers. I tried one pad but didn't like the results.
This year is about using and not hoarding, so I'm going to start using those 6x6 pads that I've had in my stash. I'm going to do a couple 6x6 scrapbooks of my cats & dog, and I'm going to do more cards.
What I do with each 6x6 paper pad, (since there are usually 3 of each pattern) is take one sheet of each design, and put it in a swap/trade pile. This way I have my favorites separated out and don't have to dig through my entire stash when I participate in a swap. I also do have several pen pals who paper-craft, so sometimes I tuck a couple of sheets in with a card or letter.
Hello my name is Anne, and I am a paperholic. I did not even realize I was one till i read all of these posts and looked at my stach. And I just started on the 6x6 size. I love those that are two sided especially.
And now that I have made my first post, maybe I can continue to post and join in your fun.
I have a love/hate relationship with the 6x6 pads. I do love the size of the patterns for cardmaking. However, it often takes me a couple of tries to get my layout and pattern mix right. With the 12x12, I have the luxury of trying different things and still being on the same piece of paper. But with the 6x6, there isn't as much room for error. Sometimes what doesn't work for the current card may work for another project, but sometimes it doesn't. Those are the times that make me feel I am wasting money with the 6x6 pads.
Yet, still I keep buying them...
Guess, I, too, am a member of the paperholics club.
My name is PedalPower and I have an addition to 6 by 6 paper pads. I just love the scale and the fact that you only have a small amount of paper to work with. My problem? I have yet to completely use up one.
And I have a bunch of them.
And a bunch of scraps.
I will use up at least one whole pad in 2013. I'm determined. I will conquer my supply of 6 by 6 paper!
That's all...back to getting crafty.
I have been making cards for nearly nine yrs and never finished a paper pad/pack yet. I used to worry about using the last piece of a pattern but now I have so many pads to choose from I'm less worried about that! What I am better at now is not buying stuff just cos it's on offer. I actually think about whether i'd actually use it.
Location: not too far from the big mountain in n.h.
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They won't let me post someone has to give me permission
Emilie, you need to join the SCS swap group in order to join swaps. Look to the left side of your screen and you will see a box titled "Around the site" with several listed items. Choose "Join a group" and you will see from there that you click on the group you would like to join.
When all else fails... read the directions.
The ONLY 6x6 pad that I have ever used ALL of is Bo Bunny Apple Cider.
I do love the small pads though. The new favorite is Authentique Renew. Stunning colors of sage, yellow black and white and gray.
Ooooh been ages since i posted but this thread was screaming at me lol, i LOVE 6x6 papers but have a secret love for 8x8's too but our finances are real bad at the minute so not been able to purchase any of the newer one's for over a yr *sob* but am trying to use up all the ones i have. One way to use up the small scraps left over is to make matching gift tags (where applicable) it's great for using those fiddly lil pieces i love to decorate inside too just using a strip of the matching scrap paper along with other bits is a great way of ridding myself of even more scraps (which i have masses of) xxx