Paper Bag Anniversary Card~
I used a flat paper bag (like the one's you get at Hallmark when you buy a greeting card) and I simply folded it in half and decorated it~ I used scrapbook paper, a silk flower, some (canvas-like) gathered trim/ribbon and bits of stuff I had around! Beads, micro-beads, glitter and a paper doily...
There is a 'knot' of bright salmon colored seam binding to gather the bottom corner: ) It matched the paper so beautifully. (Of course you can use the opening of the bag - now the back page of the card- to slip in a gift card or photo, etc.)
I will often do some kind of sewing on my paper-crafts too. I stitched a little along one edge of the bag.
The "Love Is..." scripture was a rub-on I've had for a long time~
Another paper bag card (vertical - one size smaller than lunch bag size: ) made with (>) Maja Designs scrapbook paper from Sweden~
There are beads, washi tape, and some handmade paper flowers. I used seam binding for the bows and added a button, mini paper 'scrolls', and a stick pin.
* A hint I'm sure most of you know about already! but if you want a nice 'stiff' bow, dip your seam binding in fabric starch (full strength or diluted,) squeeze out the excess and let it 'mostly' dry. When it is slightly damp, iron it. Makes a nice crisp bow! : )
Neither of these cards contain any vintage fabrics or lace this time : / but the style and quality of this Maja
paper brings a vintage-like 'look' to these cards I think~
Thank you so very much for stopping in. I have not been @ my computer for a while - I've been traveling with some of my family - but was able to hook up with my blog and thought I would post a few pictures.
I am a titch road weary and ready to be home; but our travels were lovely and probably very good for me : j
There is some emotional healing going on~
We have seen so much beautiful countryside - and Ohio this time of year is gorgeous. The drive home to Colorado will bring wonderful scenery I'm sure! Though I am a fan of the Summer months, there really is no rivaling the Fall in terms of beauty;
is there!?! I have seen some wonderful old barns along the way, and wish I could stop and photograph each one!
Wish you blessings today~