Interestingly, I found a few items that made perfect candidates for repurposing and reclaiming. I'm going to give them a new life!!
This mini album was one of the de-stash items that made it to the keep and repurpose pile. Here you can see the pieces of the album—front and back covers and a magnetized closure tab. The inset shows the closed album.
The polka dots just don't do it for me any more, so I decided the cover the album pieces with handmade papers that I made following these basic instructions.
I traced the outline of the covers and closure directly onto my handmade papers, and cut them out with scissors and a craft knife. Next, I painted the originals with white acrylic paint so the design wouldn't shadow through my papers. When the paint was dry, I cover the entire surface of each piece with a water based adhesive, and adhered my handmade papers.
With the addition of coordinating ribbons, I now have a mini album that I love.
So, use your handmade papers to breathe new life into your old stash!! Use this month's coupon to save on your Arnold Grummer's papermaking kits and supplies.