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Anyone else hate cutting up PP?

Post by Mara on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:06 pm

I all the layouts I see with just strips of PP or small blocks of it or even borders punched out. I guess most people use scraps for this. That only works if you scrapbook and HAVE scraps to work with.

Ive got full sheets.

I feel totally weird and find it really hard to cut a 2"x6" strip of PP out of a perfectly good sheet of paper. Never mind the fact I NEVER use a whole sheet of PP as a background.

So why is it so hard for me to let go and actually USE my paper???

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Post by rukristin on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:19 pm

its a mindset. you have to just do it.

rip a sheet in half.

do it again.

it was REALLY hard for me to do at first.

but now its all I do Smile

It helped that I looked at my stash of paper, and I had so much of it that I was like---chances are if I don't use this paper right now, I'm never gonna use it. So I might as well just throw it away--and if I'm gonna do that, why not rip it up Smile


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Post by rukristin on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:21 pm

and besides, there are very very few scrappy supplies that can't be replaced:) so if you really screwed it up--you can always go get another sheet; and this time you know not to do what you did last time:)

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Post by jessicabree on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:29 pm

I just cut on into it... My reasoning... there still LOTS of the paper left to use later.

I have no prob cutting a strip. My prob? Using the whole sheet or most of it on a layout. Then it feels gone so fast. Smile
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Post by Pooky on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:31 pm

that is why i buy two of everything. one to cut, one to look at lovingly
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Post by asarasota on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:36 pm

I like Tonya's idea!

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Post by Mara on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:44 pm

Pooky wrote:that is why i buy two of everything. one to cut, one to look at lovingly

OMG I totally used to do that! (and then wouldn't use either piece )

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Post by jennaroo on Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:20 pm

I used to be like this to.....I'd buy something and go to use it for whatever and then back out thinking something better might come along......after a few months of that I gave myself a rule that if it works USE IT ...no hoarding or saving unless it was bought specific and then I will still use it somethimes for something other than the purpose it was bought for NOW......

I know what you mean about cutting into a good peice of paper tho, but my justification is that if I have nothing else that will work and that one peice will then I go for it and save the rest for something else....a bit of guilt but it lessons each time I do it.

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Post by datatar on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:26 am

I LOVE cutting paper. I don't know what I would do without fussy cuts. I'd rather pay 60-90 cents for another sheet of paper than 5 dollars for a package of flowers or butterflies. The first cut is always the hardest for me, but once I hear that "snip" it's all over, LOL.

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Post by Katie on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:31 am

i love cutting patterned paper. then again, i am a card maker and the left overs are an excuse to make a cute card.

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