Friday, September 26, 2014

Recycled Christmas Wrapping Paper Cards

Posted by Vicki at Friday, September 26, 2014 0 comments

Here is my first Christmas project of the year! These tags and cards were made from clearance wrapping paper and recycled Christmas cards, a few stamps I had, and some plastic snowflakes I bought years ago. I love taking wrapping paper and cards, cutting them apart, and making something new.

The snowman was cut from wrapping paper several times and layered on the tag with foam dots. I love the sheet music card and vintage tree, I got these sometime ago out of the Michaels bargain bin. I hope these get some ideas flowing for the Holidays to re-use and recycle!

The Inside

Some of the supplies used

Friday, September 19, 2014

London Scrapbook 3-D Card

Posted by Vicki at Friday, September 19, 2014 0 comments

This project came about after seeing a lot of stair-step cards on Pinterest, so it inspired me to try my hand at it. I had just gotten my new stamps from Tim Holtz (London Sights) and a few extras from the Deep Red company. I stamped then embossed them with red embossing powder, and used my water pen and vintage photo to do a little water coloring to accent. I like the dimension of it. It gave me a lot more ideas for 3D cards in the future!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scraps and Notecard Vintage Garden Mini Album

Posted by Vicki at Saturday, September 13, 2014 0 comments

I wanted to make a quick and pretty book, so I decided to take some of the notecards that you can get at Michaels in the $1.50 bin and try my hand at making a mini photo album with them. It was pretty quick and easy! In making this, I decided I could use a lot of my scraps.

The front has one of the notecards and some left over fairies and roses; I used Tulip Diamond Glitter fabric paint to add the bling - I find using it is a lot cheaper than Stickles, and I can add color to it if I want. I used some pink camo duct tape for the binding. Inside, the waterfall is made from the cards, taping them on either side and mounting them onto an envelope. This makes a pocket! On the back of each one, I used some leftover papers and stamped and embossed them.


The tags were from papers I had from a scrap magazine - sorry, I can't remember which one! The pulls on the tags are made from a Martha Stewart corner punch, then cut out with 1 1/2" circle punch. The tags on the pocket side were all made from pieces I had leftover. The tags open up with paper on both sides, the album will hold about 30 pictures. I really like the way they turned out and think from now on I'll use my scraps from each project this way, that way I won't have a million lying around.



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