I used to do this years ago and to be honest forgot all about it. Ive never done it since having pti stamps, but Oh My!!! I have had a blast creating papers with pti stamps and i must say that i am hooked. Once the papers were created i was totally inspired to create lots of cards. The fact that the stamps co ordinate with the papers, the inks co ordinate etc makes it oh so easy , i dont think that ive ever had as much fun with a challenge as i have with this one. I'd completely forgotten about creating my own papers with stamps so thankyou Danielle for reminding me :)
Once i started creating the papers i just couldnt stop haha i did a few vellums too.
Since last year i havent had a laptop so im going between iphone and ipad and ive been taking all pics with my phone. However today i got my camera out and used that instead.
So above is my collection of papers that i did. I haven't used every single one in my creations though.
Pegs,pegs pegs, i love pegs, they have lots of uses
Using your scraps create a few pegs to give as a gift of for yourself. I buy bags of 50 wooden pegs for £1, so cheap as chips :) i stamp the paper, glue it all in place, distress the edges and then i add a coat of spray glitter varnish, it protects the paper and gives a nice sparkle.
You can buy small sticky backed magnet dots, stick them to the back of the pegs to be used on magnetic surfaces. These really do make a great gift and are ideal to create using the scraps left over from a co-ordinating card.
I layered the large dot vellum over the small dot paper for a softer look. This is the only creation that has any ribbon etc as its a tag. I was going to add ribbon and lace to some of the other cards too but decided that it would be fun to see what i could create without adding and other items to it. I figured i could just add a little stitching from the sewing machine instead.So all the cards have only cost the price of the white card to make.
I created the green stripes using the lined money strip out of the button boutique set.I didnt manage to get the dies that went with the bitty bouquet stamp set as it was out of stock :( so i handcut the flowers out.
I added a little sparkle to the flowers on this one although the pic doesn't capture it.
And last but not least i just had to throw in a little tag.
If you havent yet tried to create your own papers using stamps then i urge you to have a go.
Thanks for visiting :)