Note: PP = Patterned Paper

I’m trying not to purchase too much PP as I can’t even count the number of sheets I already own.  I’ve just purged hundreds of sheets but there is still way too much in my stash.

I don’t hoard the sheets – I have no problem cutting into them.  I just buy more than I need for the number of cards I make.

However, I got some M’s gift cards from my brother and SIL for my birthday and Christmas.  Of course, I HAD to go to Michael’s and buy something with all this “free” stamping cash.  While I was there I bought the new K&Co Winter Seasonal Pack.  It’s actually a smart choice as there are multiple seasons in one package so you get about 18 sheets of PP per holiday instead of 72 sheets for one event which is way more than the average card maker or scrapbooker needs.

One of the holidays in the pack is Easter (naturally, it does occur in Winter) which is not a holiday I make cards for.  This is where the extra versatility comes in…a lot of the Easter paper makes great baby paper.  The colours are really soft and the paper is double-sided so you might find something baby-worthy on the flipside of an Easter Egg pattern.

Here is a 3X3 card I made using some of the Easter paper (once again, the picture is horrible so the colours are a little funky):

I made 13 of these little baby thank-you cards last night.  I used some celery grosgrain ribbon and also used up 13 buttons in my neglected stash.   I really need to get back to the Valentine’s though…maybe this weekend.

Supplies used: So Many Scallops stamp set but SU!, scallop punch, so saffron ink, certainly celery ink, buttons, embroidery floss, grosgrain ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals, K&Co PP, textured cardstock, so saffron cardstock, white cardstock.