Origami and other neat stuff!

Over at Oriental Stamp Art they challenged us to use origami this week.  Great! I had scanned some spin art papers that my son had made because I thought that they would be perfect for tea bag folding and I had a great vintage photo to use too.  Then I thought about the origami treat boxes I made last Halloween and how they would be perfect to store them bunch of $1 alphabet stamps I bought last year but never use because they are a pain to take out and put back in the teeny boxes they come in.

To make the blotter cut a peice of 13x13" matboard and cover with paper, cut 2 4" chipboard squares in half, cover with paper and attach to the corners from behind.

To make the blotter cut a piece of 13x13" matboard and cover with paper, cut 2 4" chipboard squares in half, cover with paper and attach to the corners from behind.

So I made some storage boxes (to make see my easy tutorial here and start with a 6″x6″ paper) and while I was at it I decided to take some scrap matboard ( cut 13″x13″) and mulberry paper (from the wrapping paper isle of the dollar tree) and make a blotter that I can refill with unloved scrapbook paper (hey the backside is white after all) and when I finished that I got around to making a card:

Stamps: Studio G, paper: green: HOTP, Purple:freebie see below

Stamps: Studio G, paper: green: HOTP, Purple:freebie see below

You can download the printable sheet of teabag papers here. Print them on copy paper, not cardstock so you can fold the easily.

click to download the tea bag papers

click to download the tea bag papers

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Tee Pee Card and Metallic Cardstock!

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I spotted this gorgeous “mirror” card stock at Wal-Mart last night. I screamed to be embossed and turned into a funky metallic retro Christmas tree!

Christmas tree tee-pee card!

Christmas tree tee-pee card!

3-D, snazzy huh?

3-D, snazzy huh?

3 tee-pee trees by Lindsay Weirich 2008

3 tee-pee trees by Lindsay Weirich 2008

This card was made following a tutorial on Leann’s blog, aren’t her cards the cutest? Do your self a favor and spend some time being inspired by her work.

I embossed my card stock using the Fiskars texture plates and my big shot (tutorial here) because I was pretty sure the Fiskars texture tool (which I hate) would scratch it all up.

The stamps I used are the cheap dollar ones from Jo-Anns I bought during a momentary lapse of reason last year (I have a million xmas stamps already) so I had to use them so I don’t feel guilty about buying them! The Card stock pack was $8 for 20 or 25 12×12 sheets at Wal-Mart and it is glorious, thick and shiny! Have fun with this and thanks Leann for the tutorial!

Hope to see you at readysetcreate.com this weekend for the Fall Crop (I’m craftyvegan), until then, Happy Crafting!

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