Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tissue Paper Confessions

 I was wandering through the Dollar Tree the other day and discovered that they carry some really pretty patterned tissue paper.  I'm a sucker for roses so of course I had to have this one with the white roses, among others.  Well, okay, I bought every pattern they had, after all, it was the Dollar Tree.
 Today I found this sturdy letterhead box in the recycle bin by the back door at the office.  No, I am not too proud to dumpster-dive.  I find some great boxes there.  It's one of the undocumented perks at the big-girl job - LOL!  I had been wanting a "just right" box to store by die cuts and this fit the bill perfectly.  I covered the box in tissue papers and glued a rose border on the end so I can remember what's inside.
I used the same paper as a background for a new page in the altered book several days ago.  I already showed you the page on the right but the one on the left is new.  I love the way the text on the page shows through the sheer tissue.  It creates an interesting background with little effort.
Hmm.  Well, I have gone this far so I might as well admit I have a vintage suitcase filled with tissue paper.  I buy it.  I save it from gifts.  Sometimes from other people's gifts.  I use it to wrap my Etsy sales.  I use it to MAKE stuff.  I USE it.  This means it isn't a collection - right??

8 comments:

Laurie said...

If you use it, it's a supply. ;) I have a drawer to hold tissue paper and I use it the same way you do!

My Vintage Mending said...

Heavens no...its a need! Didn't know they had such great paper. We need to trash shop together. Oh wait we would fight over the same things...another great book that you USED paper on. Smiles...Renee

Andy's Attic said...

I love tissue paper too. It is not a collection but something you need. The big question is, how much do we need??
Annette

stephanie said...

Tissue paper is just wonderful, isn't it? Loving the ones that you found at Dollar Tree--very sweet patterns...

Maggie said...

oh boy, i gotta get over to the dollar tree! No, your tissue paper is not a hoarded collection, it is an office supply! No guilt:-)

thanks for the comment you left re: my little collage. With the buttons and the sewing theme, it's right up your alley: 'strange notions'!

Betsy said...

What a great idea to attach the roses to the end of your box, so pretty. Hmm, I think your tissue paper might still be a collection. Whatever you call it, it's good you're using it.

Holly Moore said...

Oh boy I'm having so much fun looking at your blog. It's like going on a treasure hunt. Love your cool finds and your journal pics too.
Thank you for visiting me and taking the time to comment. Made my day!
Hugs, Holly

Annette said...

Oh, it's definitely a supply so that really makes it a need! We need those supplies to create with. I think I just justified the vintage linens and buttons I have (collected)!! Hahaha...