Sunday, August 14, 2011

Krafty Paper Find

It's funny how you can find things in the least likely place.  I was walking through Borders bookstore (which is closing down) and noticed a bookshelf with odds & ends on clearance -- and that's where I found it. 

Several sheets of Kraft wrapping paper by Paperchase--exclusive to Borders apparently, as I haven't been able to find anymore.  Needless to say I bought what they had (3 large sheets) for $1 each.  Not too shabby, eh? 

What's so cool about this Kraft paper is that it's got a debossed metallic butterfly & flower design on the front side, and the back side is a slick embossed design -- which lends itself to a lot of versatility when combined with inks & such. 

So anyway, I put together a card with this paper as both the mat and the underlay on the butterfly wings (Fanciful Flight die cut by Tim Holtz).    To pop up the butterfly I gently curled the wings and added glue dots to hold in place; foam squares added dimension to the body.  I glued some fringe & black lace at the bottom, and adhered clear alpha stickers for the title, "Happy Dayz".  

Normally my mat would be in a complement pattern/color,
but I liked thinking that the butterfly blended into its surroundings.

Most of the work was already done in this great Kraft paper find -- I can't imagine using it as wrapping paper now, though it's possible.  =)

See ya soon...Lisa


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