Paper Paper Everywhere

I love paper. I love the colors, the textures, the possibilities. The trouble is, I love paper so much I’m often afraid to use it. So I have piles of paper. This week I decided to change that. I decided to use some stash!

And I found the perfect surface — this mini book from Close To My Heart:

The papers are from the Close To My Heart My Recollections Stella collection.

Here’s what I did with it:

A closer look at the closure flap:

And the inside pages:

It still needs to be decorated, but it’s ready when I am! A little tidbit …. I made the paper a bit too snug on the flap of the book, so I used this great weight from *HeavyWeights TM  to make it bend to my will. These weights, made for book binders, are a little pricey, but are so useful. I used to stick my cards under books and bricks and other miscellaneous items, but these are much better.  I especially like the flexible weights.

But back to my paper. Here’s what I had leftover:

Tempting though it was to save the scraps, I was determined to use them so I didn’t have to put them away! Come back Friday to see what I did with the leftovers.

Thanks for stopping by.

(*Disclaimer: I received complimentary HeavyWeights to review for Crafts ‘n things magazines, when I wrote about book binding.)

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