I'm thinking about all those in the blizzard and floods on the east coast and hope you are all safe and warm inside. We had some strong wind on Friday but that is all so I am grateful we didn't have snow again. My plan for cards this year is to use pattern paper. I have so much of it in 6 x 6 pads and 12 x 12 sheets that I need to use it. It's so hard to cut into it for a strip or to make an embellishment but I AM going to do it. You have my word. So to start I made my SIL's birthday card by using some. It isn't a lot but I had to use enough to cut a frame and the base of the butterfly. It wasn't too painful. The strip that I stamped the happy birthday on was a punchout in the back of the 6 x 6 pack. So, look at me go!! The black background is also a sheet from a 6 x 6 pad. It is very shiny. I think I said this last year too so I'm a little slow but I am going to use it up. Be kind to one another.