As I’ve said many times here, I’m a Do-It-Yourself-kinda of gal.
So it may come as no surprise to some of you that I love the new Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters special issue.
This magazine has so many inspirational ideas for the practical crafter! Seriously, you’d be doing your crafty heart a disservice by not getting yourself one of these.
I especially love the DIY Embellishments section. From flowers rolled from ribbon, felt, and duct tape to dogs made from wire, this issue shows DIY fan like myself a whole bunch of unique, one-of-a-kind embellishments to make. The best part is the majority of them use materials that you can find at home with things you have on hand!
Take this adorable card by Terri Davenport.
Eggs made from felt!!? That’s what I call clever!
Inspired by the creativity from Terri and all the other crafters with projects in this special issue, I came up with a new DIY embellishment to share with you today: layered paper stickers.
All you need is a sewing machine, a stack of papers, foam tape, and a fairly solid die. I’m using a butterfly die today, but hearts, circles, and even stars work well, too.
Start with a stack of papers and die cut them many times over. I used scrap papers from my most recent paper crafting projects as well as pages from the phone book, paper doilies, old time cards, flashcards, and a paper bag.
Stack several layers of die cuts up.
Then use your sewing machine to stitch the layers of die cuts together. It’s key to not use adhesive before you do this or you might gunk up your sewing machine.
Take your layered shapes and place foam tape or foam squares behind them. Only remove one side of adhesive so you can use the shapes when you are ready.
I used some of my layered butterfly stickers on this card.
Check out all those layers of die cuts!
Want to win a copy of Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters and some of my layered butterfly stickers? Leave a comment for me! I’ll pick two of you to win some of my butterflies and a copy of the issue.
All comments must be received by Friday, March 23rd at 5 pm MST.
Keep on crafting!
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