Adventures in Card-Making

Left-over Wrapping Paper

Dear Fellow Crafters,

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If you are like me, you probably have left-over wrapping paper “that is too pretty to throw out”. Maybe you have 1/2 of a roll or just a few scraps, but you are at your “wits end” as to what to do/how to  use it. You don’t think there really is enough to store it and besides there must be something you can do….

I have a few suggestions both for now and for next year.

a) Shred-it! Take the paper, fold it over on itself a few times until it fits within the width of your shredder and feed it through. Not only do you have instant confetti but you have packaging material.

b) Get out your pennant dies and make a banner.

c) With a wooden tray, some paper and some Modge Podge, you could line it and have a gift for next year or a party tray for your annual holiday open house.

d) Cut our images and glue onto cardstock for either background paper on instant cards.

e) Again, cut our images but glue onto die-cut tag shapes or index cards.

g) Use it in your scrapbook.

h) Make tile coasters with cheap dollar-store tiles and Modge Podge.

i) Make paper bead jewelry.

j) Make a bookmark and enclose it with a book for a gift.

k) Make place mats with Modge Podge. I used to do this with laminate sheets.

“Til next time,


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