I have been making cards for as long as I can remember. I try to be environmentally friendly and recycle lots of things from cards I receive or my family receive as well as ribbons and glitter paper from Christmas crackers etc. That isn't to say I don't buy anything for my card making. I am afraid I have a weakness for beautiful background papers, so end up buying them. I have just started to make mini albums, a good use for my many papers. I have made Birthday Books and Photo wallets too.