©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014
probably get lots of mail this time of year asking for donations for this or
that cause. I sure get my fair share and have to pick and choose who to
support. Often the requests come with “free” cards (you already know what I do
with some of those) or stickers that I don’t always want to just toss. These 4
cards are another example of what can be done with some of the “stuff” that others
think of as junk or trash, in this case Christmas stickers.
- Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
- Microwave, heat gun or a sunny window
- Blender, small strainer, cello sponges
- Iron and pressing cloth
- Westcott™ personal paper cutter, scissors
- Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur
- Grand Calibur
- Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots
- Scraps of white and red paper or cardstock (think junk mail, etc.) Remember: ALWAYS save the scraps.
- Envelopes for a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards (or use the AG template to create matching envelopes)
- Christmas stickers
- Dies: Spellbinders™ easel frame
- Christmas themed embossing folders
- Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to make slurry from the white scraps.
- Create numerous sheets of thick white handmade paper. (Think card stock weight)
- Make red slurry and create several sheets each of thick red paper. (Think card stock weight)
- Allow the papers to dry.
NOTE - If you want the thick white paper to be smooth as I did, iron it using the pressing cloth.
- Cut the sheets of heavy white paper in half.
- Score and fold to create 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards.
- Emboss the fronts of all the cards with Christmas themed folders.
- Die cut the easel frame shape from the thick red paper.
- Attach the Christmas stickers to the back of the easel frame with Beacon ZipDry™ adhesive.
- Attach the easel frames to the front of the cards with tiny pieces of double sided foam tape of dots.
I work on these and other repurposed Christmas cards all through the year. Just think how many cards you can have ready for next year.