I went to wrap my sister's birthday present this week and grabbed this black and white floral paper. I didn't have enough to cover the box. Then I tried the roll of houndstooth paper...and it was also too small.
So I combined the two. I have run into this problem many times before and it had never occurred to me to do that. Now I will be looking for combinations to try.
Yesterday's card was actually for her birthday too. I didn't have an envelope that would fit the little file folder I used to make the card, so I clipped it onto the ribbon.
Now I just wish I could apply these kind of super high level problem solving skills to the rest of life.