Over the past few weeks I have seen many cards on blogs made with forgotten materials or leftovers. Many cardmakers do have tons of material in cupboards, drawers and boxes waiting to be used one day. I am not an exeption! I have a box full with paper pads, 12x12 papers and leftovers. Beautiful papers and lovely prints. But not used that often... I observe a tendency to buy new stuff and to forget all the nice stuff in my cupboard. Every month new products are released and the temptation to buy it is so big... And when these new stuff have been arrived, a new release is there and you really want to have that as well and forgot all about your previous purchases. Well, this scenario is a bit black and white, but I think you understand what I mean. At first I thought to challenge myself for 2016 to buy nothing except cardstock, glue and that sort of things. However, I know myself and I am pretty sure I cannot maintain this challenge. But being a bit more conscious is not that bad, is it. So, I challenge myself to dig more often into my boxes to find materials bought longer time ago and use these in my projects. For today's projects I used a lovely Basic Grey paperline 'Picadilly' and a flower die by Maggie Holmes for Crate paper (it was such a die I wanted to have very, very quickly after the release and since I've got it I used it only three times or so...).
First a card I made for GerJanne who celebrates her birthday today. By the way, the gingham border is a leftover from my previous project :)
Second project is the decoration of a Tony's Chocolonely. The paper of the bar (orange - caramel-seasalt mjum!) matches perfectly with the paperline!
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!