It seems a bit unfair to ask a bunch of paper crafters to create something WITHOUT designer paper.
But, that's just what they did this week over at Drunken Stampers.
If you take a look at the post they've already received several submissions, and show of their own of course. Go, take a look.
You'll see some really stupendous work that actually makes it seem odd that we're all spending money buying something we could make ourselves.
My version of designer paper probably looks like orange paper: It's not. I swear. It started as white card stock.
Then I rubbed peach Memories ink on the paper. Peach, not orange. Clearly. Click on the photo and you'll even see how it's nicely shabby-fied.
You'll also see the lovely "Life is good" text stamped in neat rows. Sort of neat rows. The text color is Martha Stewart pink geranium (it's really Hello Kitty pink -- why can't people get this right).
Anyhow I added a little pink glitter gel shadow on the back side of the lettering, cut my homemade paper to size, attached it to a brown backer with photo corners and cut a scallop-edge design with Kraft Edgers (I think I'm the only person alive still using those things, but I love 'em).
The embellishments are adorable, too, aren't they. Thanks to an SEI embellishment pack and some shiny rhinestones from, I'm guessing, the Dollar Tree, my little card is as pretty as some really pretty paper!
OK, honestly I do like it, but it's not that great. I'm feeling withdrawals from my glittery, shiny, fuzzy stacks.