Monday, April 21, 2008

Not Into Scrapbooking?

...but LOVE the papers? Join the club! I can't scrapbook to save my life. Believe me, I have tried, that is not where my talents lie! I leave that to my oh so very talented sisters-in-law!

So, what to do with all those gorgeous papers? Well, Origami of course! Scrapbooking papers are square, a nice weight for folding and with all the accessories in the scrapbooking department of your local hobby store you can go really let your imagination run wild!

Here are a few examples of what I do with my scrapbooking papers:

Do you love to give gift cards, but have no idea how to make the presentation cute and useful? This petite envelope is made from 6" x 6" scrapbooking paper and is the perfect size for gift cards, cash, or little gifts such as a pair of earrings or a simple pendant. I often slip a few business cards and a tip in one and leave them for my server at a restaurant.

This 2" x 2.25" album is made from a single sheet of 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper. This is Origami in it's most pure form. No scissors or glue were used in making this book, just a series of complex folds to create the 5 separate pages and the sturdy little cover. The clasp is made from scrapbooking accessories.

What can you think of to do with scrapbooking papers?


Elizabeth said...

What a lovely idea for scrapbooking papers!! I can think of lots of stuff to do with these - not the least to put the lastest pics of my grandkids!!

Lil Bean said...

did you figure this out on your own, or did you find instructions somewhere? that's very cute - I'd love to make one, but i'm really bad without instructions... woudl you mind sharing?? :)
great blog, btw! love the byzantine chains!

Lil Bean said...

oooops - sorry, didn't realize that you sold this one in your shop! :) i'll have to mark it for my birthday! :)

SEWphisticate said...

lil bean,

if you are familiar with Etsy, please convo me!

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