You Have Too Much Paper When...
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RnKMom
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:17:59 PM
...your child randomly suggests a background, and you already have that paper!

Tonight our 12yo said I should scrap a particular picture of her, and out of the blue suggested pink paper with silver swirls. Not only did I have it, I knew exactly where to find it: Blossoms & Butterflies by DCWV.



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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:20:24 PM
Hey, if you're that organized, it's all good!

I was going to try to play along, but apparently (since I keep buying it) I don't believe you ever CAN have too much paper!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 1:19:41 AM
... You go all gung-ho and commit to cull but give up in shame and embarrassment when four overflowing pizza boxes adorn your desk and you're only part of the way through I put the boxes in a cupboard and have left the culling ... for now
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Posted: 10/5/2012 5:29:26 AM
There is no such thing as "too much paper"

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:30:52 AM
You justify how much paper you have by telling yourself "there's no such thing as too much paper"

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:31:21 AM
18 very full Cropper Hoppers. That's all I'm sayin'.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:23:34 AM
... you want to scrapbook or make some cards - just so that you can make room for the new paper you just bought.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:34:25 AM
The fact that you were able to find it right away is impressive! I'm a paper hoarder so can never have too much!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:37:46 AM
- when you donate 16 pounds of paper to a library program and you can't tell that much paper is gone from your stash.

- when the top of the cabinet sags from the weight of the paper.

- when I read some article that estimated I could make over 1000 layouts from the papers I had on hand.




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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:44:24 AM

Not only did I have it, I knew exactly where to find it:


So you clearly do NOT have enough paper, I am thinking. You can find it still!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:57:32 AM
Too much paper ...does not compute.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:00:36 AM
Since I'm unpacking all my craft stuff at the moment in the new house, I decided to see how tall my paper collection was... and I stacked it all up, cardstock, patterned paper, class supplies - everything 12x12 paper in my collection. I declared that since the stack was shorter than me, I didn't need to be embarrassed. Right? (It's actually just taller than my standing work table - so must be around the 4 foot mark. )

...non-scrappy friends and family seem to disagree. Somehow I think the Peas might have my back on this one!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:05:31 AM
... your family comes to your home to visit and marvels at your scrap space. Then you mention that you'd like to go to an LSS a couple hours away sometime, and your grandmother says, "Oh, are you going to sell some of your stuff there?!"

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:07:59 AM

Somehow I think the Peas might have my back on this one!


You bet

Hmm, I'm trying to think how much I have. I think 10 Cropper Hoppers plus extras, so probably between 3 and 4 feet. That doesn't include the shelf section of encyclopedias/atlases/other old books that I keep to use the pages from though, so strictly more I guess. Don't think I'd dare actually stack it all up!

All I can say is, considering how much I actually scrap it kinda *is* too much.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:51:38 AM
I'm impressed you had it and could find it.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:09:14 AM

That doesn't include the shelf section of encyclopedias/atlases/other old books that I keep to use the pages from though, so strictly more I guess. Don't think I'd dare actually stack it all up!

Oh! Good God! I didn't even think of that. I've got a smallish bookshelf in the closet full of old magazines and books. Oh, and pile of old games...but maybe I could consider those embelishments, no?



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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:10:26 AM
MMMMM..If I stacked all my paper (cardstock, patterns, pads), I would probably have a pile at least 12 ft high or taller. I ask, is that too much???

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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:02:14 AM

I'm impressed you had it and could find it.


If I stacked up my paper and card stock it would probably measure around 7 to 8 inches high. I have to look them every so often to remember what I have. So, yes OP, I am sitting on the bench next to ckettle in saying that is impressive. Do you have an organization secret?

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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:09:58 AM
When Ms had paper pads 50% off plus 20% off the sale price I bought 2 because I had recently used half a pack from my stash--I still regret not buying more. My paper stack is probably less than 2 feet (including card stock).

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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:20:46 AM
When you leave a shop without any more paper at all... Only to go back the next day and buy what you were drooling over! With different friends who 'understand'!
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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:22:51 AM
There is absolutely no such thing as too much paper. (Says the woman who enjoys looking through her paper whenever she does anything that involves paper.) The looking at, feeling the texture, admiring it all, that is part of what I love about paper crafting.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:25:32 AM
this is a trick question...you NEVER have too much paper

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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:25:55 AM
I bought an armoire a couple years ago and swore I would get rid of all paper that didn't fit into it.

Lately my paper has started seeping out of the cabinet and into random nooks in my craft room!

(Really an armoire should be enough space!)

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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:05:07 PM
You have too much paper when....you even have bought butt ugly paper and won't get rid of it just in case... I have some pretty UGLY paper.

Two of them come to mind..

One is a plain purple backgroud and there are skeltons all over it. Like photo taken skeltons.. not cute for Halloween. I keep thinking I will use it for a science project or something.

Another one looks like from a superhero collection.. it's planets.. and very cartoon looking.. but strange... WHY do I have this??? WHY WHY WHY did I even buy it?

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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:23:05 PM
There is no such thing as too much paper.

I figure I don't buy the latest and greatest electronic gadgets, own 4 pairs of shoes and can fit all my clothes in a small closet that I share with DH... my little paper addiction is cheap (and compact) compared to some people's addictions and hobbies


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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:59:23 PM
Well, after reading this thread, I don't have too much paper! YAY I can buy more! LOL

I've never measured it, but based upon how I have it organized, I would say that I have about a foot of card stock at most, maybe a little less. That's 12 x 12, I do have a 6" stack of 8.5 x 11. As for patterned paper, I would say about a foot of that as well. I did purge lots of stuff a few months ago and I likely purged 4" of paper, but then A's had a sale two days later of by 10 get 10 free so I bought 40 more pieces then and I've added some collections since the July CHA.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 1:07:35 PM
There is no such thing as 'too much paper,' silly!





One is a plain purple backgroud and there are skeltons all over it. Like photo taken skeltons.. not cute for Halloween. I keep thinking I will use it for a science project or something.

Another one looks like from a superhero collection.. it's planets.. and very cartoon looking.. but strange... WHY do I have this??? WHY WHY WHY did I even buy it?



If it's single sided, use it to make envelopes. The pattern will be cute peeking out.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 1:22:09 PM
Your husband says you could open your own store!!! HOwever...since I started working for my LSS....lets just say many of my scrappy bins overfloweth! I don't care one bit....it makes me happy to be in there and play. I don't even have the guilt i used to when i purge anymore since technically i'm paying for it! I am not a "stack" person though....paper pad "stacks" or whatever they're called. I never like more than 1 or 2 papers, so i buy individually. BUT......I'm rolling with at least 20 6x6 pads these days! I'm addicted to them!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 1:35:44 PM
I only have to much paper compared to the amount of time I have to scrap!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 1:53:25 PM
If you know you have it, can find it and use it...in my book you don't have too much papaer...of course in myy book there is no such thing. No need to measure....why cringe?? LOL

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Posted: 10/5/2012 4:38:42 PM
NEVER too much paper! Never! It doesn't go bad and I pick what I like, not what's trendy. And I DO have a use for most of what I buy, it just takes me several years to get to it!

42 Cropper Hoppers full...and that's only my LOOSE paper. Doesn't include my collection kits (about 4-5' tall) or kit clubs (another 4' tall) or my scraps (map chest full). According to DH, it only cost about $100 though, because you can get a big ol' box of paper at Office Max for $11, so the colored papers can't be much more. Heh. Gotta love clueless husbands sometimes.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 4:59:20 PM
I feel, wholeheartedly, that the "too much paper, or supplies" is a very personal threshold. Some are high, some are low on this issue. HOWEVER, this, and always this, is my answer:


... you want to scrapbook or make some cards - just so that you can make room for the new paper you just bought

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Posted: 10/5/2012 5:55:25 PM
Saw this on my Facebook feed today!



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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:14:53 PM
Well, of course no one said it like that. It's spelled WRONG.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:29:06 PM
I know...I didn't make it though!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:42:09 PM
Wookiemouse, that blows my mind - both the quantity you have, and the fact that your husband thinks it's about $100 worth - WOW! I would die a thousand happy deaths if I could find paper that cheap!
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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:58:52 PM
Never. You can never have too much paper. Incidentally, I like Shimelle's measurement standard of using our heights. I'm only 5'5", but that gives me lots of room to play (and I already have a lot of paper!).

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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:32:57 PM
You go to your well-stocked LSS and realize that attractive paper you're looking at has already been in your stash a long time.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:43:44 AM
I try to keep the stash shorter than I am. Now if I could just figure out a way to be taller. . .

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Posted: 10/7/2012 3:41:06 PM
You are so right emilymom!
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:08:44 PM
@pelirroja -too funny!

When you can't find what you are looking for and you know you have it...

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Posted: 10/7/2012 9:22:41 PM

- when you donate 16 pounds of paper to a library program and you can't tell that much paper is gone from your stash.
You win!!!


42 Cropper Hoppers full...and that's only my LOOSE paper. Doesn't include my collection kits (about 4-5' tall)
Or do you win???


If I stacked up my paper and card stock it would probably measure around 7 to 8 inches high. I have to look them every so often to remember what I have. So, yes OP, I am sitting on the bench next to ckettle in saying that is impressive. Do you have an organization secret?
Not really, loose sheets are kept in Iris boxes while Stacks/pads are simply "stacked" on top of each other. I just really LOVE my paper, and having to look through them often to find the "perfect" sheet keeps them fresh in my mind. BTW, 8 inches of paper? Or is that feet?


The looking at, feeling the texture, admiring it all, that is part of what I love about paper crafting.
Yes!


You have too much paper when....you even have bought butt ugly paper and won't get rid of it just in case... I have some pretty UGLY paper.
I was in the same boat: U-G-L-Y paper that I should get rid of, only to find that in small pieces, they can actually look NICE! So yes, even "buggly" papers can serve well.


I'm rolling with at least 20 6x6 pads
Bah, they're so small, they don't even count. Just like a serving of chips is x-number of chips, but mouthfuls of crumbs don't count.

I must bookmark this thread to show anyone who says I have too much paper. Thanks, Peas!
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