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Monday, August 8, 2011
Repurposed paper cards ;)
I think the last post is a hard one to follow. I LOVE those cards. I love the paper, the embellishments and the general layout of the cards. I LOVE the idea that I got 3 cards from a 6x6 piece of paper, but... the show must go on!
These cards are based on paper that I salvaged from the Recipe boxes I recover for card boxes. I get my boxes at Michael's. I haven't seen any for a while, I hope I can still get them. I have posted these boxes before, HERE . Some of the boxes are bigger, a little more expensive and have recipe dividers in them. They are a nice, heavy, glossy cardstock, so I saved them. I told you before, my kids say I am cheap, I say I am frugal! I cut the dividers into 3 3/4x 2" strips, and rounded all of the edges with my Corner Chomper. The card base is 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock. Coordinating cardstock was cut into 4 1/4x 5 3/8 pieces and the patterned strips were adhered. I took Snug Hug seam binding and dyed it with Mustard Seed, greenish-yellow Glimmer Mist, an orange I mixed with red & yellow dye, and the brown is a combination of all 3 brown Tim Holtz Distress Stains. A long length was tied around the center of the panel and tied into a bow, 3 times. A coordination button was tied around the bow with button twine. I took PTI Jar Label, cut white cardstock, punched a tiny hole in the upper-left corner, stamped it and added it to the button. I put a pop dot under the tag so it would stay in place. I made stick pins with corsage pins and beads.
Super-Dooper simple. Any scraps will work with this design. I LOVE the big, fluffy bow made with seam binding! LOVE it!