My new obsession…


Ask Jana – my newest obsession is a shocker. 

Up until recently, I would buy BasicGrey.  I just LOVE the patterns and colors.  But then when I would go to use it, I would freeze.  I think it was the distressed edges?  Not sure.  But I couldn't use it.  I would just collect the paper.

And now?  I can't stop using it.  I am considering marrying all the 6×6 Basic Grey paper packs.  They are delicious.  I think Ken would understand, huh?

Truly.  A cardmaker's dream.  I also like the 12×12 paper packs.  And they come with a cover page in the pack with little swatches of all the papers inside.  And it is so pretty, I couldn't bear to throw it out.  Come on, look at it.  Could you throw this away?


So, yes, the hoarder in me cut up this packaging and made cards from it.  I just punched shapes and went to town.  Here is what I ended up with… (Sorry the pictures are drabby – I don't know what I did!)





Basic Grey 12×12 Urban Prairie paper pack packaging
New Hero Arts All Occassion Messages

New Hero Arts Patterned Hearts
Hero Arts Notecards
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Ranger Stickles (new from Hero – GW216)
Fiskars heart punch
EK Success Paper Shaper circle punch (my fave)

What is your current crafting obsession?  Please tell me I am not the only one who gets these… 🙂

Oh my… and the Bachelor starts tomorrow night with the handsome Jason.  And the girls look crazy – should result in some fabulous mindless tv!  Woohoo! 🙂

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160 thoughts on “My new obsession…”

  1. I think the link to Hero Arts All-Occasion messages has been hijacked – it takes me to a totally unrelated page.

  2. I too collect paper! I go to use it and freeze, just as you do. It’s so beautiful, so I keep it. LOL!
    Thanks for the heads up on this new Basic Grey. Love the cards, Jennifer. Beautiful as always!

  3. Jennifer,
    I tried to use first three links to paper packaging, and Hero Arts. Paper packaging is no longer on line and the Hero Arts links do not go to Hero Arts. Can I suggest you check them out. Love your ideas, your site and videos.
    Amy Dienes

  4. My New Year’s obsession is to het ORGANNIZED! I’m cataloging my dies, embossing folders, and stamps in that order. I so tired of not using things just because I’ve forgotten that I had them. I am keeping up my card mojo by continuing to work on some aspect of a card every day. Love you on U tube you are sich an inspiration

  5. Ten years later and I am just seeing this post, however, I JUST came across a stash of “vintage” basic grey and can’t wait to use it in this way! Thanks for the continued inspiration! Best~kathie

  6. So pleased to know there is more than one person who buys and “saves” paper. Will go to use and think, what if this is the last piece? Guess it’s the nature of the crafter, so much to like and imagine.
    Jennifer, thanks for being so genuine.

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