I came across a funny little write-up about creating a stash of fabric, but I have modified it to suit our stamping habit! I think it is REALLY good advice!!! This will come in handy in a few days when the Stampin' Up! retiring accessories list is released on April 25th! Print it out now so you will know the right way to order!
- Buy designer papers that you like.
- Buy enough to do anything you might potentially think you want to do with it.
- Buy a little more, because you know by the time you use it what you have won't be enough and you will need more.
- Choose designs you know you family will simply love.
- Always buy extra.
- Did I mention you should buy more than you think you will need?
- Look over your paper often and think about what colors/patterns/designs you need to compliment and contrast what you already have.
- Buy the contrasting paper.
- Buy the coordinating paper.
- Buy extra of all of them because when you sit down to make your project, you still won't have enough.
- Always buy some accessories (ribbon, brads, glitter, markers) to coordinate with that paper.
- Add a few more accessories just to make sure you have enough for your projects.
- If you see a paper you think you might like in the future, buy it now before it disappears forever.
- Buy a little extra just in case to be sure you have enough for what you haven't decided to make yet.
- Repeat above steps until there is no room left in the house for the family….but know your children will move out someday and you can turn their bedrooms into craft rooms.
- If your children are already grown, tell them whatever is left of your stash when you grow old to please bring to the nursing home when they visit so you can touch it.
Hope that helps in your purchasing decisions!!
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