Well... I got my projects done, at least some of them.
I was on a roll that day, scanning some of my Valentine's Day scrapbook papers onto my computer, so that I could reuse the papers and print them out over and over again. (I'm frugal that way). I always forget to do that. I loved this paper and it was getting used up, so I thought, why not?
Those papers were pretty traditional... not shabby or cottage colors that I normally like, and I wanted to make a "shabby" Valentine's Day card... so I thought...hum.m.m.m. maybe I could scan in some of my pretty Valentine's Day and "love" fabrics and print them out as paper. This idea was not new to me or "invented" by me. I've seen people on YouTube scanning in napkins to use as paper, and I've actually taken pictures of some of my different small quilted wall hangings, to use as paper.
So it began..... I was obsessed with scanning every piece of pretty cottage style or Valentine's fabric I had....... and I spent several hours scanning my fabric from that pile! I had gathered together all of my pretties that spoke to me of love, "cottage", Valentines and "shabby" and got started. I must admit, it was kind of a slow process, but well worth it.
Here are a few of the digital "papers", and I love them all! But don't stop here.. I did make some things too!
|This fabric is at least 35 years old! I've had it in my stash forever.|
|I tore this paper into a strip for the front of a card - a really neat effect.|
|I cut out the little hearts and tags for the front of the card.|
Another hoarded one (below)... I could not bear to cut it up and use it for something, but I think I've decided to make a pillowcase out of it for my "cottage style" bedroom. But so glad I made some "paper" first! If you're not a fabric collector and hoarder, you probably wonder what in the world I'm talking about, right? Treating a piece of fabric like a cherished friend? yup.. that's what we do!
|Alot of these, I even "faded out" so that I have some papers that are much softer looking.|
|Look close... can you see the actual fibers in the fabric? although this is just paper that I printed out! The scanner did a great job.|
|I tore strips for the inside, that look like pieces of fabric.|
My ALL TIME favorite.... just LOVE this fabric/paper! Swoon.n.n.n.n....... it made the prettiest little cottage shabby card.
|Lots of glitter added to my handmade flower.|
Each card got a special handmade envelope too.
I had more fun with these and hope to make more. These three cards are for sale in my Etsy shop, here for the lavender and blue one, here for the "Sweet You" card, and here for my shabby cottage one.
Stay tuned for more projects. I've been on a roll!!!