I decided to try my hand at making fabric paper and other embellishments strictly from paper. I have loads of paper, plain and decorated, as well as piles of ephemera. My plan was to use all my hoarded paper items in altered books, but haven't gotten around to that, plus I want to make items I can decorate my home with or give to friends as gifts.
Since I now know the final number of fatbook pages that I need to make for the swap, I can use the scraps of painted watercolor paper for other stuff. So far I am using punches and brads to make tiny flowers and attachments to add to my fabric papers. Can't wait to see what comes of this rush of creativity.