Saturday, March 5, 2011

What Can I Do With A 7x9 Inch Piece Of Paper?

One of my favorite finds on ebay was a vintage 1950s Mongomery Ward wallpaper sampler book.
The book is an odd size, only measuring about 7.5"x9".
Flipping through the book, I came across a very pretty green paper,
and being March, the month for showing your green,
I thought this paper was perfect for next week's ATC swap.

After finishing my 3 ATCs (I've only given you a glance at these, you'll have to wait until Tuesday for close-ups), I thought the paper was too pretty to throw into my scrap pile,
and so, a new challenge was born.
How could I use the whole piece of paper?
How many projects could I make with leaving the least possible waste?

The answer: 8, that's right 8 projects from one 7.5x9 inch piece of vintage wallpaper!

project no.1:  "princesse" pendant - using a scrap of the wallpaper, an acrylic tag, diamond glaze, image from PaperWhimsy, vintage paper, vintage lace, and silk ribbon

project no. 2: "MERCI" thank you card - using the wallpaper, antique French text, PaperWhimsy image, card blank, and zig-zag stitching

project no. 3: "faith grace joy" tag - using the wallpaper, manila shipping tag, Character Constructions stamp, paper roses, vintage millinery, silk ribbon, chalk, glitter, and zig-zag stitching

project no. 4: "DREAM" wall hanging - using the wallpaper, wood board, Character Constructions stamp, silk ribbon, chalk, antique key, and fastener

project no. 5: vintage clothes clip - using the wallpaper, vintage wood clothes pin (clip style), and silk ribbon

project nos. 6, 7, & 8: ATCs (check back Tuesday for details)

note: with the tiniest bits, I punched hearts for the envelope that goes with the thank you card above

I had such fun, have you challenged yourself today?

enJOY Your Blessings,


Createology said...

This is a great use of every tidbit of paper. How creative your art and how you made such a variety. Fabulous!


Love how you made SO many fun paper crafts with one piece of pretty paper!
Happy Weekend.

Joanna said...

Brilliant use of that gorgeous paper - you are the Queen of thrift! Really beautiful projects.


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