This has been in the planning for a couple of weeks now. I have slowly but surely uploaded the photos to save.. I don't know about you but it usually takes me 3 attempts before the 'add to post' bit doesn't crash /sigh.. but I get there in the end....
Anyway... you can be the judge of what this is ;)
For a while I have done a lot of 'crafty preparation' die cutting things, cutting things out with scissors on the days my hands are behaving etc.. and I don't know about you but I have a box that I put things in.. that could 'come in' at some point..I hate to throw things away!.. anyway I had quite a few large brown thickish envelopes in there so decided one day when I was *very* close to throwing them out to cut them into wee shapes that I could add to cards in the future
Here be the envelopes
..and here be the lubberly shapes (some not so wee) that I cut from them
I was very impressed they looked like 'shop bought' brown paper only better quality lol...
...so impressed, actually, that I cut out some brown and pink ones in the same shapes so that I could layer them at some point :)
.. this cutting out lasted a looong old while...quite few days on and off... but I now have little bundles of shapes in various colours that I can add to cards when I can't do one start-to-finish ... most of the time, actually at the mo hehehe....
They made such awesome cards as this one
..and also the one a couple of Rockin Fridays ago..
So.. thrifty or tightass on the brown paper front? Who knows but what I do know is that preparation makes for a much more chilled out Myz craft wise... do any of you prepare things like this or am I just superweird? lol