Owning all the card making stuff that I have means that if I see nice cards somewhere and buy them (like the ones from the art exhibition) I then feel guilty because I know about the bits and bobs sitting on the shelves at home.............I also don't want to shift everything yet again when it comes to the time to move house.
I made a few cards in January last year and some more for Easter and then a few more at Christmas, and cleared lots of equipment out - some at the two car boot sales and a few bits to The Big C charity shop in Diss where they run craft courses and have lots of crafting items for sale.
After all that I still have some 3D decoupage sheets left so got busy again and every female friend and family member this year will get a vase of flowers card. All I need to do is add a"Happy Birthday" sticker/topper and "sister/sister in law/daughter/DiL" peel off at the time.
I've not got rid of everything as I kept lots of card blanks, a few paper punches and rubber stamps, some papers, decoupage sheets, toppers, stickers, peel-off labels and other things which might come in handy for grandchildren later.
This means that if I see a lovely card at an art exhibition which seems just right for someone I'll be able to buy it - supporting local artists- without feeling guilty that I have tons at home yet still I've enough bits and bobs to rattle up a card or two if need be.
And scaling down meant a whole chest of drawers was emptied and passed on to Son and DiL who needed something for Willow's Big Girl bedroom.