Monday, October 13, 2014

Paper Weaving


I'm working on a box of Christmas cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive, and decided to make use of those left-over strips of dsp that I can't bear to throw away. I wove them together for the background of this card! I die cut a piece of white with a SB labels 25, drawing around the inside of the die with a black marker before cutting. The mat was hand cut by tracing around the outside of the die and fussy cutting. I punched a couple ornaments using a SU! mini punch and strung them with silver stickers. The sentiment is from SU!


Here's another one I made with my all-time favorite SU! dsp - long-time retired Holiday Thyme. For this one I tore the edges for a different look, and made the strips a bit wider. I used some beige/grey bassill cardstock for the card base and SB labels 10, and used a PTI sentiment stamp, adding some tiny geo sparkler stickers to the ornaments and for dotting the "i". I hand drew the lines with a black marker to suspend the mini ornaments.

If you have any Christmas cards to spare, I hope you'll consider sending some to this worthy cause. They go to elderly nursing home residents, and I'm sure they're well received!

I'm sharing these over at the Snippets Playground #146 since they were both made with leftover scraps of dsp!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Great use of snippets on both of these cards. Love the paper weaving and that very very pretty patterned paper! Two fabulous cards.
Lynn

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards.xxx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards.xxx

Linda said...

Both are gorgeous! the first one had a little more visual pop maybe because the ornaments mimick the papers? Thanks for reminding me of this technique!

Liz said...

Love the paper weaving. What a great way of using up those leftover strips of patterned papers.x

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Carol, I love you paper weaving - great idea.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, what a beautiful clever idea!!!! I love the design of both cards, the leftover stripes looks great with the labels and the ornaments! Great!!

Jean Straw said...

Hi Carol, two great cards here, I love the paper weaving, a great way to use those snippets of lovely DP.
Jean x

Hettie said...

What a great use of Snippetty Snippets bits there Missey. I love that first one.
Hugs
xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Do you know that every time we use up snippets, someone smiles somewhere? It's true. I know our craft rooms let out a sigh! These are just lovely, Carol.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol. Sorry I haven't visited in so long! OMG, your cards are gorgeous. I love love your paper weaving technique; great job!!!

JD/ Jill said...

What a great job with this technique! It's been a while since I've tried this...thanks for the inspiration...because I sure have a lot of scraps that are piling up. smile.

aussie aNNie said...

Carol these are super GORGEOUS clever idea. I had made a heart once like this but time is not on my side anymore....will just enjoy what you make.xx

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nwilliams6 said...

This is a great cause - bless you for doing them Carol. Lovely weaving and beautiful cards. Hugz - extra ones for your beautiful heart.

SARN said...

Great use of your snippets there Carol. Fab cards . . . and for a good cause too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jessi Fogan said...

THese are incredible!! I've tried paper weaving but never like this - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like both of these and the use of paper strips you. I saved a bunch of Halloween ones because they looked so cool together and thought about doing something like this. By the time I get around to doing it though I won't have any left... the cats steal a strip or two every night to wreck havoc with.

Di said...

Oh what clever use of snippets. Wonderful cards Carol - and also for a very good cause.

Hugs

Di
xx

Brenda said...

What a awesome way to use up those snippets Carol!! I am so loving both of these cards. Hugs, Brenda