Prints On Canvas

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stave Faves - Cutting Paper

As I was typing the Stash Faves for last week (link to B sides), I remembered another bit about paper.

I mentioned in the last Stash Faves about bold prints and asking yourself what you would do with something like that. How about making your own embellishments? I love using the premade embellishments that come with the lines but every once in a while, you run out of what you need. Back with chipboard or pop dots to give them dimension. Add Stickles for a glittery look. Those diamonds in the Cosmo Cricket papers would be perfect for backing a title. Check out some of these bold prints.....

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? I did! I used the cute trees and snowmen from the My Minds Eye papers. Mix with cardstock and ribbon and you have a cute, easy card!

Flowery paper is perfect for cutting. Make your own paper flowers without a diecut machine. Not every one of us owns one. Layer the cut flowers or add Stickles, rhinestones - anything - to the centers!

Didn't get your hands on those really cute butterfly paper clips from the MM Flower Patch line? Make your own! Cut one of these glittered butterflies from the paper and glue to a standard paper clip.

How about making your own borders? Don't have one of those handy dandy border punches? You can make your own. These papers make great borders. That Making Memories paper has several scalloped edges that you can trim and use.

So, the next time you see bold or bright patterns in the store, don't be so quick to pass them by! Its an embellishment waiting to happen!!


Carrie said...

Love the tips. Will have to start on my cards too!