I popped into one of the two Poundland shops in Worcester town centre and was really chuffed with the 6ins x 6ins Christmas paper pads I found. I very nearly missed them as they were in the seasonal quick sale baskets in the middle of the shop rather than on the crafty shelves.
I bought four pads, although I think there were more to chose from, going for the ones that contained designs and colours that I thought would be the most versatile and “me”.
My favourite was the Cosy Christmas pad, (5 x 6 designs), because all the designs look like knitting samples and as such I am already thinking of a very simple patchwork card with a little faux stitching or using a page on its own to cover the front of a card blank with a simple printed sentiment in the middle. I am quite excited to get playing.
The embossed paper pack was exceptional value, the embossing is really deep and the paper/card thick and glossy (5 x 6 designs).
The Scandi style reindeer and bird pages are again a card on their own when stuck to the front of a card blank with perhaps a careful application of translucent or white micro glitter here and there.
Elves aren't really my thing, but with the elf on the shelf is becoming more and more popular I think there is a card or two among these designs when I have get the time to experiment. I particularly like the Kraft colour as I have a few Kraft card blanks that really need using up.
The Jolly Christmas pad is “so so” ……. useful as a spare. My favourite designs are definitely the snowmen and penguins.
And ….. there were a few more bits of crafty treasure …… but more of that tomorrow.