Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rock, Scissors, Paper...for my paper-crafts

Tools for my kind of paper-crafting

What tools are you using when you're crafting?  I use a wide assortment of tools when creating my greeting cards, small notepads, journals and other paper concepts. However, there are 3 that are always at the top of my list: rock, scissors, paper. Let me explain…

1. Rock – I use my Rock right before I start a project. :o) It helps me to gather my thoughts and present them as pretty, paper products to you. My Rock provides me with the perfect words (or should I say scriptures?) to use in each project. My Rock… is powerful. My Rock… is solid. My Rock… is Christ, the solid Rock. And I choose to stand on the Rock with each project.

2. Scissors – I like to achieve perfect edges and straight lines just as much as any other crafter, so I keep my scissors, paper trimmer and Exacto knife on hand. I’m not so goood at cutting free hand, so if I’m using scissors or my Exacto knife, then there needs to be a line for me to follow. My favorite of all is the paper trimmer. Yes! I have a super-duper, heavy duty cutter. I use it to cut any and everything that I’d like to see with perfectly matched edges.  I strive for perfection, but unlike my Rock, neither I nor my paper are completely perfect.  However, I can work to cut out all of the imperfections (in my crafts and in me) 

3. Paper – Of course, there would be no “Paper-Crafts Chick” or paper-crafts without all the designer paper, stationery, cardstock, glitter-glimmer paper, glossy paper and regular old 8 ½ x 11 white sheets. I appreciate all styles of paper: pretty paper, little paper, colored paper, patterned paper, embossed paper, kraft paper, 20lb. paper, my paper, your paper, free paper, vellum paper, parchment paper, even wax paper (do I really need to continue on?). I simply love paper. Most of all I love the crafts created with the paper.  It allows me the chance to transform ordinary cardstock into marvelous new products, such as my "little bitty" Positive Notes and "little puffy" Positive Notes".

What tools are you using when you're crafting?  The next time you prepare your paper-crafts, make sure you have your Rock, Scissors, Paper!!!

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  1. Very interesting way to start a project. I should try that. I just think of an idea and go with it. I am following you from the hop. Please return the follow at

  2. I absolutely love that you start your projects with a "Rock". Clever post!

  3. Very interesting.

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  5. I love your analogies with rock, paper, scissors. I never thought of things in this way. Very creative, indeed!

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  7. A great way to get yourself focused before a project. I love all kinds of paper but I haven't invested in buying any yet--I just steal cardstock from a girlfriend. I guess if I'm going to be crafty I should make a commitment to having the right tools :) Glad I came by from Comment Love Day!

  8. What an interesting way to approach a new project! :)

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