Somehow, I came to own a bag full of scrapbook paper. I don't exactly remember the chain of custody, but I am the final owner and honestly, don't scrapbook a whole lot. But, there it sits among my other unused craft supplies, so I figured I would dig into it this week and see what I could make. An obvious choice was a pair of Mother's Day cards, for mom and mom-in-law. While I used these for Mother's Day, they would make lovely cards for any occasion!
You will need:
- Scrapbook paper
- Elmer's glue
- Extras: felt, ribbon, washi tape, whatever is pretty that you have lying around!
Next, it's all about layers. First, cut out colored pieces of scrapbook paper to create interest, and glue them on.
|Some green ground for the house to sit on, a colored roof and base, an entry hole, and some foliage|
Then, add some ribbon for texture.
|I added a bow and two strips of purple ribbon at the top of the bird house|
|I decided to add an extra bow, too :)|
If you use slightly different materials, the general principle here is that you go from lightest to heaviest material as you build your layers.
|The rose on the tea cup is actually made from 7 layers of colored paper!|
Ta da! I made a tea cup and a bird house for Mother's Day, and I'm really pleased with how they turned out! Any other shapes or ideas you would make?
PS, remember that bow t-shirt I made? Well, the lovely Les Femmes Velours whose t-shirt inspired the post are offering a 50% presale discount through Friday! Just use the code PRESALES50 :)