Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

So this month the challenge at http://www.papertreyink.com/ is to use office supplies.  I thought about this challenge quite a bit to come up with something that was a little different.  Here is what I came up with...


I decided to use my scanner to make my own digital paper.  I had these large colored paper clips so I just scattered them all over the scanner and scanned them.  Once I printed out the sheet, I picked the spot on the sheet that was the most interesting to me and cut out that section.  I rounded the corners, I applied a few strokes of a pale green acrylic paint, inked the edges with Hawaiian Shores ink and wrinked that paper up and then ironed it out.  It looks so much better in person!. The notebook paper actually was a complete accident.  My son was playing with the printer when I wasn't looking and before I knew it this notebook paper was coming out of the printer.  I took that as a sign that I should use it, so I fed that paper back into the printer and using MS Word and a font called "Dear Teacher" typed out my sentiment.  I tore the corner out to keep with the distressed look of the patterned paper.  The circular tag was stamped first with Polka Dot Basic in Hibiscus Burst on Hibiscus Burst cardstock.  I then stamped the star with the dashed lines from the 2009 Holiday Tag Collection in Hawaiian Shores ink as well as ink the edges.  I love when you find a stamp in a seasonal set that can be used for other things!  I handwrote the A+ using a black Sharpie pen and then stapled the tag onto the notebook paper.  The ribbon is Hawaiian Shores Swiss Dot.

Thanks for coming by, and if this is your first time here, I have a giveaway going on and you can read about it more on this POST.

Have a Great Day Everybody!

35 comments:

Lysa said...

Denise,
What a great card! and I love paperclips! but what really catches my eye is the torn paper. I really thought the paperclips were attached to the paper but you said you scanned them. I was going to ask how you attached them as they have so much dimension. I have to try that 'cause they look awesome. Please tell Jared that I wish I was going to kindergarten too! Enjoy the blog hop. talk to you soon.
Lysa
visit me at:
www.lysaandhueyink.blogspot.com

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Way to think outside the box.

IamDerby said...

Way to go! What an original idea!

Marge said...

VERY Creative!!! Love it1

Diane Jaquay said...

So clever and original, I LOVE your homemade paper!! Really cute card!

Lindsay said...

Super fun idea! I love the paperclip paper!

Cammie said...

This is so clever! And what a happy accident the notebook paper was! Thanks for the inspiration!

C said...

What a fantastic idea! That is really creative - I love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh this is soooo cute and clever...I really like your handmade DP!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Way cool, Denise! The digital paper is perfection! Great card!

Victoria said...

So cool that you made your own paper! Love it! Great job.

Janelle said...

Great idea to use your scanner and paperclips to make your own paper. And the notebook paper was definitely meant to be!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

How clever of you! Love the paper clip paper.

Suzanne said...

Fun card! Love that paper!

Kara said...

very creative...great idea!

Jill said...

Clever idea! Great papers--both the paper clips and the notebook!

Andrea M said...

Oh my gosh - your use of the scanner to make your patterned paper is awesome!!! How creative :) Love it!!! Great job!

Debra said...

The paperclip paper is fabulous! such a cute sentiment, too!

Lisa said...

What an awesome idea!!!! I am DEFINITELY going to have to try this technique!!!

Karen C said...

I love that you made your own paper! I have those same paperclips and was struggling with how to use them - I am inspired!

ohradiogirl said...

Wow, I like the use of the digi paper.

Renee said...

What a great way to use all those paperclips, love it! Cute card!

Liz said...

Oh my! How awesome is THAT?!?! Love the paper!

Laurie said...

So creative! What a fun idea! Cute card!

Jen Carter said...

How fun to make your own paper! That is so clever!

peggysue said...

This is super creative! Love the torn paper and the paperclip paper you made yourself.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Very creative & original! :)

Nerina said...

Love the paper you created - and your colours are GORGEOUS!

Banu said...

What a superb idea to create the background. Really neat.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a cool idea--I would have never thought to scan the paper clips! Very original!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is absolutely lovely!

Jen said...

How clever! I really thought they were actual paperclips all over your card until I read your post. Looks great.

Gayatri said...

Very clever idea and the paper look fantastic. Great take on this month's theme. love it! TFS!

Terri said...

Very cool! Love the paperclip paper you made!

Dr. Ivy said...

Very cool. Looks great. Thanks for the idea.

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