Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Paper Cannibalism

I am not a card maker.  I really enjoy making cards, and I have lots of stuff to make cards, but I don't know why I'm not more into it.  Maybe because it takes me at least an hour to make one...most of that time spent fiddling with the design.  And I really love finding pretty and clever note cards to give instead.

When I do make cards, I usually cannibalise bits and pieces left over from other projects, or even from cards that other people have given me.  For example, the green card above is made from a scrap of fabric left from Baby Mason's gifts, and an extra of a printed wordle design that I made for my nephew.  The pink and red card has a bit of scrapbook paper that fell off a notebook that I embellished, and a piece of a friend's wedding program.

My daughter does the same, using many many more elements, including: wrapping paper, cards, candy wrappers, envelopes, and scalloped tissue paper.


  1. The cards are great, especially your daughter's. I also take so long making one card ... I need to find just the right materials and then just the right way to put them on the card... let alone the inside. I figure I could knit a sweater by the time I finish one card. Also, I get fanatic about saving every scrap... just in case. Very stressful for me, LOL!

  2. Don't have the patience or the dexterity to handle those little pieces of paper. Wish I could because they are beautiful to give and receive. Lovely creations, Jo.

  3. You're teaching your daughter well ;)

  4. I love homemade cards. They're so personal. You're are gorgeous!