Cindy then went on to say that she had lots of vellum paper to use up. This got me thinking about how most products do come back into style. Just the other day while crafting with Susan, I was mentioning that eventually I would probably end up using up some of my twine supply wrapping up gifts at Christmas and Birthday time. Susan said that I should save my twine, as it will come back in. I think that she is right. Down the road, someone will have a new idea of how we should use up our twine supply.
This got me thinking about vellum and Cindy wanting to use up some of hers. Vellum really is back in a new way! This past spring, I noticed that designers where breaking out the vellum again and it lead me on a shopping search to find some. I found some old stock at Michael's but have noticed since then that Studio Calico sells it in packs. Back in 2005 we often used it in large sheets. Remember the special vellum tape that wasn't supposed to show through the paper. Yeah, well years later mine shows through as a sticky dark mess. :( So how is "old vellum" now "new vellum".
Manufacturers like Studio Calico are making die cuts out of vellum now. These came in the November kit.
Here are some of the "new" ways that I have used vellum since last spring. (Yes, I spend lots of time stalking other designers and looking for inspiration. )
Layer it under your patterned paper. Yay to layering!
I also plan on stamping on some using Stazon ink.
So there you have it. I guess that old really is new again!
A mini update on the "No Buy Challenge" A big thank you to Michelle and Lynette, who are joining me in this challenge. Thank you also to my readers for your interest in my little adventure. So far, all I can say is that there is a certain freedom that comes with knowing that you will not be bringing anything home when you spy some goodies while at Michael's or HomeSense. I guess it is a freedom from the guilt that comes with buying more stuff.