I finally found an old blender at the flea market and made some homemade paper. I bought the kit at the flea market a couple weeks ago for $.50...brand new!! The blender was $8, so for $8.50, I have my own paper. I've attached pictures of some Halloween shapes I made. I also made a very nice, light green sheet, but I've already cut that up for ATCs. My first two attempts were measured wrong, i.e I didn't measure the correct amount of shredded paper and ended up with something more like cardboard...very nice cardboard, but not what I was going for. Once I used the corrected amount of shredded paper, it turned out really nice and wasn't very hard to do at all.