We just got some new scrapbook papers in The Shop this week, and I fell in love with them. I had to have a few of them, at least, even though I haven't done any paper scrapping since last February. (Seriously, it's been that long.) But, as Kelly pointed out in her digi-scrap class on Saturday, there are other things you can do with scrapbook papers. Things like decoupage.
I am a pack rat. I can't throw anything away, not if I think I might be able to use it later. In this case, it actually served me well. I'd held on to a pair of boxes that had once contained Godiva chocolates, thinking that I could use them for wrapping gifts. Instead, I decided to re-wrap them. So,
with a little bit of
Ta-da! I used one of the papers from Kaisercraft's Utopia Collection for the top, and a sage green from my stash for the bottom. I love it! I loved it so much that I did another one.
I'm not liking this one as much. I love the top (this time from the Tea at Elsie's Collection, also by Kaisercraft) and I love the bottom (another from my stash)--but independently. They just don't look as good together as I thought they would. I guess that means I'm just going to have to go to the PX and get another box of chocolates, so I can make matching mates for those mismatched box halves.