I spent most of this evening looking through my own craft supplies - surveying my little kingdom as it were. I got quite excited by some of my finds, especially the remainders of some old Basic Grey and K&Co pads... the crafting industry is as fashion led as the fashion industry itself and it is always tempting to desire the newest items, leaving some of us with lots of unused goodies that we loved once but have squirrelled away and now neglect.
Maybe, just maybe... in these austere times, one of the craft companies should consider offering a paper pack (in addition to their normal ranges) with less duplicate sheets and more designs? Imagine for example... A best of Basic Grey pad? 6x6, 36 different pages, I'd bite their hands of for one! They could trawl through their own back catalogues and produce different volumes - colour coordinating ones, mmm... what a nice thought!
I used a Sizzix page and cut 20 pages from photocopy paper as well as a front and back cover. I'd sanded the coredinations card for quite a while before I realised it WASN'T coredinations at all but in fact had a white core, but I liked the effect so I kept going. I would have realised sooner, but was so engrossed watching Moulin Rouge (I love everything about that film) that I wasn't really concentrating! Yay, slacker! I die cut some Quickutz presents and punched some tiny hearts out of scraps of glitter card and dotty paper and then messed about with them till I liked the layout. I used long ended brads to fasten it all together and covered the ends with and extra strip of white glitter card, it made it look very neat on the back.
I am going to make more of these for a charity project I support at my work - it cost pennies, but I like it.