I read other blogs and maybe I even read yours! I notice quite a number of folks will show off a card and say, "I made this because my birthday/anniversary/get well/sympathy card stash was running low."
Mine never runs low because I rarely use the "generic" ones I made and have lying around. Whenever it is someone's birthday/get well/sympathy* I make a fresh card with them in mind. Now, I don't always do that as sometimes those occasions sneak up on you so I have to quick like a bunny get a card from the stash, but usually I make a new card.
This is a fresh card I made with the idea of putting it into my stash and then using my stash. Then I realized it was so-and-so's birthday next weekend, so out in the mail it went. One of these days I'll use that stash. Just you wait and see!
* You'll notice I don't have an anniversary stash. That's because that's between you and your honey.
The Fine Print: Products by Stampin' Up "Vertical Greetings" and Fruity Fresh paper (I could be wrong on that name as it came from a friend). I just mailed out a big box of cards to lessen the stash but never fear, there are still cards in there for me to use or ignore as I see fit.