It’s of no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have a huge collection of scrapbooking paper and paper packs. The scrapbook pages I craft sometimes have very specific themes and I, naturally, have to cater for these eventualities; this also means that I am left with stock of some rather unusual papers that I wouldn’t ordinarily use.
One such pack is the TC Travel paper pack from K&Company
It has some beautiful papers in it that are seascape themed – seaweed, shells, lighthouses and so on. It’s not a pack I would ordinarily buy but, it is lovely and after I had used it for a client’s album I was left with a few sheets.
The one that caught my eye was the front sheet – a collage of sea themed icons set into postage stamps. I really wanted to create something with this unusual paper.
I took out the pieces and started to cut into the postage stamps, the original idea being I would use them as stamps but as I cut them into manageable pieces from which to cut smaller, I noticed how lovely the panels of grouped stamps looked.
I took pre-folded Kraft greetings cards and began to craft some very simple cards.
I’m not one for over complicating things unnecessarily so a touch of glitter in the right places was all that was needed to finish them off.
The idea was to allow the cards to be have the same format so they could be sold as cards for framing as collections not just gifting.
They were a huge success – I crafted almost 40 cards from this paper pack and had to purchase more as demand increased – a very economic way of using up paper packs!