I have to show my loot from yesterday! My friend R-M told me about a little paper shop in Dublin where a friend of hers had bought a bag full of off-cuts. Sounded good - and as Camden Street is not very far from where I live, I visited the shop yesterday. What a fantastic recommendation. Daintree Paper is an absolute treasure trove! They sell handmade paper and all trimmings that you need for making your own cards, especially wedding invitations etc. I spent quite a while browsing the beautiful paper products, getting lots of inspiration. - Eventually I found the "goody bags". For a mere € 10 I bought a whole bag full of paper off-cuts. Here is the lo(o)t:
Now, I do not really have any intention of getting big into scrapbooking or card-making. Generally I think it is overrated and in my own personal experience the receivers of cards most often than not do not appreciate the time and effort that goes into making it. Let's face it - the cards are usually received and then discarded. I do like the way people in English-speaking countries display their birthday/Christmas/special occasion cards for a while. But even then they eventually land in the recycling bin.
Nonetheless I could not resist making a card today - just as an easy project to illustrate my posting with. So here is my Daintree card, with matching tag *sooooooo twee*...
I already have a few cunning ideas up my sleeve for more paper crafts, though, so watch this space!