This is How a Paper Hoarder makes a Card!

Hi friends! I have a serious problem and I think many paper-crafters can relate. Precious paper. You know that stuff that is too pretty to use, and to add insult to injury sometimes there is a gorgeous paper on the back side too! I seriously feel like I need to buy a couple of sheets to use and a couple to keep. Luckily my frugalness keeps me from buying 5 sheets of the same piece of paper but cutting into my one and only sheets pains me. Today I am going to show you how to stretch that lovely paper and make a cute card!


Watch the video for instructions!

Supplies: *Sponsored by Tupelo Designs

1. Stamp several images to build a scene. Work big to small so everything fits and is balanced.

2. Color with markers.

3. Adhere papers and stamped panel ad embellishments to card.

I hope you try some of these techniques and I also hope you use some of the precious paper in your collection because if there is one thing we know for sure, there WILL be more pretty paper to buy in the future.Thanks for stopping by ad til next time happy crafting!

18 thoughts on “This is How a Paper Hoarder makes a Card!

    1. I leave on Friday:) I announced it during the livestreams because I go this friday and return next friday so I will miss 2 friday livestreams:) I will be nost to the grindstone through Thursday this week:)

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      1. I watched your owl livestream here in the uk. Did my own rendition today, but it’s not worth showing to a single soul. I love your tutorials, you are so talented and your depth of knowledge is amazing. You are the best.


  1. I know just how you feel, I love to just look at some of my papers. Just can’t bear to cut them. Maybe I will bite the bullet and try cutting one with your inspiration.


  2. Hi Lindsay,
    Love the card and enjoyed the video. Your little fairy is so cute and wimsical. I hoard my paper as well and I am sure we are not alone. It’s interesting how you extend the tree branch to the end of the paper w/ the flowers at the top so the fairy doesn’t look like she is hanging in mid air, cool trick. Thanks for the video. Rosie B.


  3. Your voice is in my head all the time about materials being too precious, so I totally get this post. I’m trying not to get too invested in “preciousness” and use every scrap I can. I really liked the how to frame it in deal. I will definitely use that in future cards…miter corners and all. And I took advantage of free shipping at a new venue….the economy thanks you! ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. I thought I was the only one with HPS (Hoarding Paper Syndrome)! If there’s a prize for the person who dies with the most paper I think I may be a contender. Thanks for the coloring tips!


  5. Boy do I know about not cutting into that gorgeous paper and Graphic 45 is a case in point. Love your videos and your enthusiasm. You are a jewel!


  6. Can you tell us more about the brush you used for adding background color? I don’t see it in the supply list. Looked like a shaving brush? Thank you, Lindsay!


    1. Hey! I saw your question. I found the color dusters that she uses at a company called Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Hopefully they still have them in stock. It was only two weeks ago that I recd. them. (I haven’t tried them yet.)


  7. Every time I watch your videos I learn something new! That is one special card. I really love how you did all the coloring and that mitered frame was genius. Thanks for the tips!


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