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Posted 3/9/2013 by biochemipea in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 114,614
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Posted: 3/9/2013 1:27:06 PM
Do you have some supplies that you find to be timeless, and that you never tire of?

It seems that for me, pattern paper ages quickly. Stuff I loved and swore I would use 6 months ago, now seems outdated to me. I hate that.
However, a lot of the embellishments that go with those papers still seem more current. Not sure why that is.

For me, letter stickers are almost a timeless supply.
I have those Honkin' letter stickers that came in a huge perforated sheet by Mustard Moon that I'm saving for just the right project. I still love them. I probably only have enough letters left for one or two short titles.

I will never get tired of Making Memories tiny ledger alpha letter stickers. Or Heidi Swapp lemonade stand chipboard alphas. I still buy both of these whenever I can find them.

What do you have that has stood the test of time for you, and still feels "current" even though it may be 5-10 years old!

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PeaNut 535,520
January 2012
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Posted: 3/9/2013 1:38:31 PM
The Making Memories 'Cheeky Shimmer' alphas are some of my faves. I even love them more than Thickers.


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February 2003
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Posted: 3/9/2013 2:19:05 PM
It's funny because I totally feel the opposite as you do about patterned paper- I have some old Mira Mi paper that I adore and am waiting for just the right thing to use it with. Any letter sticker to me is timeless. AC 6th ave are my weakness. I may not be exaggerating when I say I had about 50 sets I was hoarding.

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January 2003
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Posted: 3/9/2013 2:20:36 PM
I love those old HS chipboard letters to which is a good thing as I still have a lot left and am trying to put a dent in my stash. I love that they seem to still work on so many layouts. I also have started using some HS paper tape again - I use it like I would washi tape it is just a bit thicker. I don't use them as often as I should but I still like them when they fit the layout.

ETA: I also love some of my old alpha stamps and still use them - I have added new ones to my stash as well but sometimes it is the old classics that I reach for.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 2:22:53 PM
Plain old brads. I see some people talk about plain brads as if they are out of fashion, but I still love mine. To me, they are a classic embellishment.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 3:05:24 PM
I never get tired of ribbon (as I said on your other thread); and alphabet stamps are a frequently used item around here, even though I have two digital die cutters.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:19:32 PM
If you would have asked me this 5 years ago, I would have said everything. I honestly thought before my 5 year hiatus that all scrapbooking supplies were timeless. Boy was I wrong. After 3 months since the hiatus and comparing products, I guess timeless products are any kind of alphabets stickers,stamps,die cuts since we always need them for titles,subtitles,and even some journaling.

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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:41:14 PM

t's funny because I totally feel the opposite as you do about patterned paper- I have some old Mira Mi paper that I adore and am waiting for just the right thing to use it with
I do have lots of old paper that I still love! Like, 6 Iris boxes full of old paper that I love. I just find that for new releases, paper tends to age more quickly for me.

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PeaNut 121,622
January 2004
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Posted: 3/9/2013 5:03:04 PM
I tend to still like most of the paper I buy...even years later - with a few exceptions. But truly timeless supplies: Word stickers, labels, ledger journaling tags, ribbon, brads of any sort...


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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Posted: 3/9/2013 5:21:02 PM
I have found that sometimes supplies I have had for a long time come back in style. Vellum, and a particular print of PP I have in several colors comes to mind.

But my cardstock, letter stickers and some of my tags are timeless. (Except that tags were totally not in style for awhile.)

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PeaNut 12,495
March 2001
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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:54:19 PM
Cardstock in basic colors.
Patterned papers in classic designs (ledger prints, polka dots, simple stripes, classic florals - those never look aged to me).
Alphabets in classic fonts (both stickers and stamps).
Plain mini brads in metal finishes or basic colors.

I pared down my stash a few years back to just the stuff I really loved and found timeless. Made me a much happier scrapbooker. I add a few trendy things here and there, but for the most part, I tend to stay with timeless.


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October 2003
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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:02:37 PM
Letter stickers & buttons. They are the only things I have that I can't imagine purging.

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January 2007
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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:19:29 PM
Distress inks.

Funny you should ask this ... earlier this week I was reorganizing and taking down half of my Sizzix towers of dies to put them in boxes in the closet and give me more table space. So I was sorting through which ones I'm more likely to use (keep) and which to store.

I finally decided to get a box for the Shadow Box alphabet. That was the first real investment I made in this craft, and I thought I'd never want anything more than those block letters. Now they look so dated, they're on standby status.

Made me a twinge sad.



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March 2012
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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:56:54 PM
I think definitely Alphabets. Thickers never go out of style!
Also buttons...and flair. I have some old AC flair from 6 years ago and flair is still going strong!


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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:57:23 PM
I still love some of my old patterned papers.
I have all the original Love Elsie lines which I LOVE

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December 2003
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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:14:53 PM

letter stickers, photo corners and chipboard

things I'll never rid of regardless of how big my collection gets? ribbon, rubber stamps, fancy buttons and brads

I do agree that nowadays pp STYLES go out of trend like it's no one's business. I think it's because so much of our paper is THEME specific. Remember some of the old chatterbox lines? a lot of their patterns are timeless because it was paisley, flowers, stripes and solids.

OTOH, 5 years from now should we pull out a chevron, everyone who knew chevrons would know that it was an '12 or '13 trend

I think authentique is doing a bang up job at giving us great color combo's with timeless designs. I could see myeslef using some of their stuff way, way, way down the line


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May 2004
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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:20:37 PM
I have a hard time calling any l/o complete without including at least one brad. Plus, my alphabet stamps continue to make me as happy as the day I brought them all home.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:37:25 PM
Cardstock: white, black, and kraft
Dies: Fonts, borders, and shapes
Striped paper
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Posted: 3/9/2013 10:58:30 PM
chevrons used to be called zig-zags .... pretty much think it's a classic. but they have put a twist on it to make it modern. I have old basic grey, crate paper, cosmo cricket paper that have "chevrons" on them.

the thing that makes the paper feel dated to me is the current color scheme of the 6 month season between cha's ... but those same colors keep popping back up here and there so it still mixes nicely with new paper. the patterns repeat them selves and even with little changes a floral is still that a floral, as are stripes, squares, and ledgers. If I think hard enough I can usually come up with a paper that looks a lot like the new "it" paper ... and my stash is not in any way large.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:02:01 AM

Trends have come and gone and I mostly just watched and didn't jump. I can remember when many were purging their punches, stickers....
I never bought one electronic device even though I could, but the things that are timeless for me

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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:06:56 AM
Plaid pp, some Jolee embellishments, brads and eyelets ( I don't use as much as before) for their fastner use. Ink is timeless and script letter stickers and stamps, theres always a use for these.



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August 2012
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Posted: 3/10/2013 12:44:24 PM
Stamps, ink, flourishes, and die-cuts.
I remember when I first started scrapping and walked into a M's and there were die-cuts already cut for you to put together. They were'nt really pretty, just your basic shapes. Boy, have we come a long way from those days.
I have recently gone back to using flourishes and brads and eyelets

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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:12:38 PM
Tags, brads, and basic patterned papers like polka dots, stripes, and plaids.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:24:42 PM
Cardstock (e.g. Bazzill solid or various textures; Core'dinations)
Classic patterned papers (e.g. stripes, plaids, chevrons, dots)
Rubber stamps (preferably wood-mounted; versatile images/classic alphas)
Labels (whether purchased or created with punches, stamps, etc.)
Dies (specifically QK alphas & basic nesting shapes)

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Posted: 3/10/2013 5:32:29 PM
Neutral CS
alpha stickers
Some patterned papers like stripes, plaids, dots

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Posted: 3/10/2013 6:54:20 PM
A simple one--but labels! Love and still use some oldies from the first October Afternoon lines, very old MM, etc....



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Posted: 3/10/2013 8:05:14 PM
patterned paper, card stock, brads, ribbon, ink pads for inking papers


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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:05:00 PM
Well, tools of course. Stamps, ink pads, etc.

Basic cardstock, especially white.

I feel like alpha stickers were out for a while, I almost gave mine away and then they came back with a vengeance.

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