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I have an addiction to paper. It started with those adorable note card sets. I bought them up faster than I could write letters to my grandmother. (If you don't write letters to your grandmother, you should. She would love them). The plain white envelopes that come with those sets are so boring. So I made my own and saved the white ones for paying bills.

My paper collection began 10 years ago when I got my first job at a craft store in high school. Being the pack rat I am, I still have items left over from those days. I am an avid thrift shopper as well, and love to find those interesting, ratty books no one will buy because of the torn page or the crayon scribbles on the cover. I rescue these books and give them a new life. I make them pretty one more time before they reach their ultimate demise in the recycling bin.

While working my 40…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 29
  • Joined December 21, 2007

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Old ratty books, maps, sheet music

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I have an addiction to paper. It started with those adorable note card sets. I bought them up faster than I could write letters to my grandmother. (If you don't write letters to your grandmother, you should. She would love them). The plain white envelopes that come with those sets are so boring. So I made my own and saved the white ones for paying bills.

My paper collection began 10 years ago when I got my first job at a craft store in high school. Being the pack rat I am, I still have items left over from those days. I am an avid thrift shopper as well, and love to find those interesting, ratty books no one will buy because of the torn page or the crayon scribbles on the cover. I rescue these books and give them a new life. I make them pretty one more time before they reach their ultimate demise in the recycling bin.

While working my 40 hour/week job I am day dreaming of the new projects I can create when I finally get home. If I had it my way I would spend my days browsing thrift stores, used book stores and making cute little envelopes every day. Alas, I am a slave to the real world which leaves me only limited time to dabble with my crafty projects.

I try not to be wasteful, therefore I save most of my paper scraps to be set aside for other projects. I also re-use bubble mailers as often as I can. Recycling is good.

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