Friday, 11 December 2015

Wrapping paper

Make yourself a merry little Christmas. 24 days of gifts and makes to create a frugal home made Christmas.

Wrapping paper uses.

Wrapping paper can be useful in scrapbooking. The paper can be used as a background or elements can be cut from the paper to be used as card toppers or as individual motifs for journalling cards. You can also use the wrapping paper to make your own Christmas tags, recipe cards, or even postcards.

The cards below use a variety of scrap pieces to make up journal cards for December Dailies, Project Life, Planners, Smash books, and any other scrapbooking use. 

When you want to use wrapping paper images, look at the over all design of the paper. Some elements can be cut out singularly other designs can be used as a background. Most times there is a repeat motif like the Santa Claus on the above wrapping paper. These repeat motifs can be fussy cut out and foam dots can be used to layer them. I layered two Santa Claus's, then cut the head out only and layered it again on top of the other two Santa Claus's. I added glitter glue to highlight some of the motifs on the suit.

The presents on the next wrapper I also cut out singularly. I cut out the bows and using foam dots layered them under the original bow to give dimension. I also pulled apart double layered stickers and added those to the presents, as well as real ribbon bows.

When cutting out wrapping paper like this, I always cut out small sections and then glue the paper to thin card. I then cut out the shapes with small, fine sharp scissors. Edges of the cut out can also be inked as well. 

If there is very small motifs on the wrapping paper, like the snowflakes with the Santa Claus, don't waste them. Cut them out too and glue them to paper clips to be used in planners and journals.

This is a nice way to use up all those left over tags, and other Christmas-y bits at the end of Christmas.  

I hope every one is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

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