Monday, November 28, 2011

Three Uses For Scrapbook Paper

What do you do when you have scads of scrapbook paper, more than you would ever use making scrapbook pages?

Decorate with it.
Kristin inspired me to decorate with scrapbook paper after she did this on her dining room wall. Put scrapbook paper in frames or in shadow boxes and you have cheap, new, and pretty wall art.

Wrap with it.
Okay, this idea is from Kristin, too. This year she wrapped her Mother's Day gifts with scrapbook paper and real ribbon. If you have a small gift then raid your scrapbook paper collection. If the paper isn't quite big enough, use a second piece to make it meet in the back. If you use that really nice scrapbook paper that has a coordinating pattern on the back Tie on some ribbon that matches. Either real ribbon or curly ribbon and tie a bow or wrap it around with the seam on the bottom of the package. (Like in the first two pictures below.) Or use a paper flower or other 3-D object to attach. (Like in the third photo.)

Make cards with it.
Cut the paper to the size you want, use stickers or rubbers stamps or coordinating paper or punch outs (that you can get in pages at a craft store) write your message, and find an envelope that fits. If you are wrapping a gift with scrapbook paper, like above, then you can cut out a piece from the same paper or coordinating to match your gift.

Do you have other uses for scrapbook paper?

Come back all week for more Christmas gift ideas.

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Kristin said...

Love this!

Cheryl said...

I have clever, resourceful daughters!

Frances said...

Kati, I just love each of these ideas. I particularly love using scrapbooking paper to wrap gifts. The examples you have shown are so beautiful. There are so many wonderful designs available in scrapping paper today. Have you seen all the paper that has been in Marshall's lately, back on the aisle where they keep the cards and journals? At the moment, I can't think of any other ideas for the paper, except to maybe actually scrapbook with them! (smile)

Abbi said...

Thanks so much for leaving the link for your post over at A Handmade Christmas. I appreciate your joining me.

Those are some very fun uses for scrapbook paper. Very pretty!

I haven't bought much scrapbook paper but I do enjoy using now and then for card making. It could also be fun to use for making book marks.