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An exercise in minimalism

Posted by Susan on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in ,
Whenever someone new to scrapbooking asks me what to buy if they want to make some Christmas cards here is my list:

Good scissors
Paper Cutter/Trimmer
Tape runner/adhesive of some kind
One paper stack with paper you like and preferably some pages with cut outs (tags, pennants, sayings, etc.)
Corresponding cardstock


Really, you can create some beautiful cards JUST with paper. Here are a few I created for Halloween. The card is created entirely with the Haunted Mansion paper pack from Recollections (and a spool of 1.50 ribbon from the Michaels Halloween ribbon bin).

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On this second version I added the use of a Martha Stewart spider punch, but a strip of coloured cardstock would serve just as well if you didn't have a punch.

I'm a notorious paper hoarder, and so finally biting the bullet and really jumping into a paper pack and using it up feels good. Don't be afraid to cut that paper!

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