Color
In which Sentiment Trumps Design

I loved this charming paper, but was incredibly frustrated trying to come up with decorations for it: I finally concluded that I needed about three shades of lime ribbon to make it work. At any rate, I finally gave up really trying to make it look good, and instead had the younger member of our f2 generation contribute.

 

In this case F2tY suggested (or at least charmingly agreed) with my opinion that a red plastic poinsetta would be just the thing. At any rate, I was forced to rethink my paper purchasing criteria after discovering how well the gold and white paper I didn't like worked out, as opposed to this stuff, which I adored but couldn't decorate well. Foo. Well, better to learn before buying all that paper—and I've finally worked down my stores enough to justify such a purchase...

 

file created 26dec05.