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What can I do with extra scrapbook paper and embroidery floss?

November 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I have lots of scrapbook paper but i am out of ideas of things to do with them. I need some good cute ideas more than origami though. And instructions would be nice too ­čÖé
I also have lots of embroidery floss too, any ideas of what i could do with that too…need instructions for those too ­čÖé

thanks for the help

here are a few ideas where you can use both together.

you could make greeting cards & bookmarks & dust-covers for books.
and use the floss to decorate.
you could also make beautiful filigree patterns with the floss on the card. just punch tiny holes [with thick needle] all along the border of your design. then using floss, weave it through these holes to get a beautiful filigree pattern. if you make a simple circle, you can insert a photo or picture within, & the filigree border will act as a frame.

or just glue the floss on the card paper to make colorful designs/ patterns or landscapes. for texture, [eg. for grass] you could apply glue to the designated area & cut & drop tiny pieces of green floss over it. press gently with cloth & leave to dry.

make a "paper quilt" to use as place mats, wall decoration, table-runner, coasters, etc. Here, make ‘blocks’ out of paper just as you would with fabric. decorate each block with floss or any other material. then glue all the blocks together on a large sheet. also use floss for borders, etc. Finally, get it laminated or framed for durability, utility, longevity.

make Xmas tree decorations/ornaments using both materials. plenty of sites & ideas on the web.
www.papercraftcentral.com – step-by-step instructions with pictures for lots of free paper craft projects
www.dltk-kids.com/world/japan/mor…
Try these 3-d snowflakes with white, or any color construction paper
www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Paper-S…
www.creativity-portal.com/howto

make beads & create your own jewelery
http://guidezone.e-guiding.com/kdpaperb….
www.ehow.com/how_4443089_make-jew…

hope these inspire you
all the very best & have fun.

  1. Lawlz T
    November 23rd, 2012 at 09:09 | #1

    Random @$$ scrapbook would be my first idea
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  2. Helen T
    November 23rd, 2012 at 09:34 | #2

    Make a colorful box with it that you could use for pencils or your favorites things. A quick way to do this is cut the pieces up and then decorate the box with them and stick them on with glue. When it is dry add some contact on top so it is secured in place.
    Good luck
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  3. Lizzy
    November 23rd, 2012 at 10:04 | #3

    Have you tried stitching cards. You can get some wonderful design to punch and embroider on card stock

    lizzy
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  4. meenakshi
    November 23rd, 2012 at 10:27 | #4

    here are a few ideas where you can use both together.

    you could make greeting cards & bookmarks & dust-covers for books.
    and use the floss to decorate.
    you could also make beautiful filigree patterns with the floss on the card. just punch tiny holes [with thick needle] all along the border of your design. then using floss, weave it through these holes to get a beautiful filigree pattern. if you make a simple circle, you can insert a photo or picture within, & the filigree border will act as a frame.

    or just glue the floss on the card paper to make colorful designs/ patterns or landscapes. for texture, [eg. for grass] you could apply glue to the designated area & cut & drop tiny pieces of green floss over it. press gently with cloth & leave to dry.

    make a "paper quilt" to use as place mats, wall decoration, table-runner, coasters, etc. Here, make ‘blocks’ out of paper just as you would with fabric. decorate each block with floss or any other material. then glue all the blocks together on a large sheet. also use floss for borders, etc. Finally, get it laminated or framed for durability, utility, longevity.

    make Xmas tree decorations/ornaments using both materials. plenty of sites & ideas on the web.
    http://www.papercraftcentral.com – step-by-step instructions with pictures for lots of free paper craft projects
    http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/japan/mor...
    Try these 3-d snowflakes with white, or any color construction paper
    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Paper-S...
    http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto

    make beads & create your own jewelery
    http://guidezone.e-guiding.com/kdpaperb….
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4443089_make-jew...

    hope these inspire you
    all the very best & have fun.
    References :
    sites compiled from search engines & Y!A

  5. doroglo
    November 23rd, 2012 at 10:47 | #5

    I have used both in making cards. I find a design that I like or draw one, and then put dots on it. with a transfer pen I make a copy on fabric using a light box or a window. I use the embroidery floss to make french knots and outline stitch to complete the design. I cut the shape out of the paper and apply it to the card and there is the beginning of a card.

    I also use embroidery floss to do free flowing designs of couching on some of my hand or machine embroidered designs. It adds a flair, especially when I put crystals or beads at the end of each swirling free flowing design. One doesn’t have to be an artist to do any of the above as there are tons of free clipart designs to be had.

    I have other things that I do with these two things. I make tassels out of the floss, the paper I weave by cutting two identical sheets into waves or straight lines. I then lay one piece at the top and proceed to weave like we learned in grade school. I end up with two pieces of woven paper.

    I also scan the paper into the computer and change the values so I can use it as background paper on my pages which is really a good way to coordinate your page.

    One other thing that I do is I make mosaics with my papers. Cut into small pieces. use a shape such as a square, fill with shapes, leaving a small area between each shape to act as grout, and then when you are finished you have a piece to use as a background feature or to highlight a picture or emblishment.

    tata for now.

    Dorothy

    Have fun,

    Dorothy
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    I am my source.

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