Friday, November 11, 2011

Paper Party

As I've mentioned, I am enrolled in Shimelle Laine's online class "Pretty Paper Party." The main thrust is supposed to be using the papers you love too much to cut into. I don't know how it happened, but I don't think I've actually cut anything yet. One of the first prompts had us diving into our scraps. That resulted in these three cards. I guess I just feel more comfortable with cards. Also they are 4.25x5.5". How hard is it to cover that? A lot easier than covering a whole 12 x 12" page!

Plus I decided to make a scrapbook for my sister, but 1) I don't have many photos for it and 2) I kind of want to leave the journaling to her. Do you know how boring scrapbook pages are without photos or writing? Plus, I am not that good at adding embellishments. I use too few, and I forget about the design-triangle thing.

One of the recent prompts involved paper piecing with an example that featured a bunch of punched butterflies. It gave me the idea to go to my favorite punch. (Sadly it broke.) Still, I got a number of flowers out of it. I stuck with a sort of dusty palette. I really love how it came out. Now to try it on a scrapbook page.

Well, now to try any of the ideas on a scrapbook page...

3 comments:

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the scrap booking .. I do a bit and I've got loads of paper that I don't want to cut into as it is sooooo nice lol :) love mouse xxx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

All great looking cards. They are such a lot of work - I hope the recipients truly appreciate them!

Casa Pearl said...

Your cards are wonderful. I bookmarked Shimelle's website as I would love to get back to paper crafting at some point. I certainly have a lot of the supplies required gathering dust.