I know I am not alone in my
The story begins in Florida... While we were at Epcot, I bought the cutest BIG coffee cup. (It has Goofy dressed in traditional German clothing on one side and 'Guten Morgen, Kaffee!' (Good morning, coffee!) on the back. With both my love of coffee and my heritage, I couldn't pass it up.) Since it was fragile, the gentleman in the store wrapped it in the coolest packing paper. It resembled corrugated cardboard, but was thinner like craft paper and had this funky cut pattern as well. Fast forward a few days to us returning home. When we were unpacking everything from our trip, I carefully unwrapped my mug, folded the paper, and put it on the table by my crafting things. This is where the story really kicks in...
DH-Hand that to me and I'll put it in the recycling.
Me- No, I'm going to keep it.
DH- Why? (insert completely confused expression here)
Me- It's kinda cool. I'm going to hang onto it and use it for crafting.
DH-Oh... OK... (insert knowing eye roll here)
Me-What? (with complete understanding that he doesn't approve and the knowledge that it really doesn't matter if he understands)
DH- I was just thinking that you still have the other brown paper stuff (craft paper) you saved from the last shipping package and all of that gift wrap from my Mom (imagine hand made paper with embroidery...) and you haven't used any of that yet.
Me- Well, eventually I will come up with a great idea for them and then I will use them and it will be fabulous.
DH- Silent but with that all knowing look on his face...
Me- Silent but with that 'I'll show you...' look
Does this sound at all familiar to any of you? Please tell me I'm not alone... Anyway, as I was crafting last night I decided I was going to make my Father's day card for my Dad. I don't usually make one for my husband because the girls love making their own and I think that means more to him anyway. But, as I was going through supplies and deciding on a card for my Dad, I saw the crinkly packing paper. It was calling my name and I swear I heard it say "Let's show him! Make him a card using me and he'll HAVE to admit you were right in saving me from recycling!" After that, it was a piece of cake to put a card together, and I loved the manly edge the paper added to the card. I ended up making one for my Dad just like his.
Have a great rest of the week and happy crafting!!
Card recipe: Cardstock-soft suede, crumb cake, Ink-soft suede, pastels, Stamp Set-Tool Shed background stamp, Accessories- artichoke denim ribbon (ret), Fabulous Packing Paper