Love the corrugated cardboard technique for adding a shabby chic look to a paper crafting project!
Reusing your corrugated cardboard boxes are an awesome way to reduce reuse recycle while adding some vintage gorgeous grunge look to your project! Cut the cardboard box down and then use your paper cutter or scissors to cut the piece to the size desired for your project. If you want more than a simple square you can even run the cardboard box piece through the Big Shot with dies – old style Sizzix work easy the thinlits dies take a couple runs through!
Once you’ve cut your cardboard box to desired size and shape for your project carefully use a paper piercer or craft knife to peel back and remove the very top layer of the cardboard paper and continue removing layers to reveal the corrugated portions you want! You can peel away as much as you want for your desired vintage or worn look that works for you. Then you can add any inking around edges and add it to your card and complete design as desired!
For Aprils card making class we enjoyed making the following treasures!
We got it one last chance to play with the Dragonfly Dreams before it retires in June! Definitely a set that I am not sure I can part with when I have to purge my supplies to make room for new goodies!
I just loved how this dragonfly turned out - I stamped it on the Granny Apply Green paper using Versa-mark and sprinkled with gold embossing powder and than sponged in some night of navy to give it an iridescent look. Photos never do cards a true justice!
Used a retired Happy Birthday sentiment
Love themed card ... playing with a soon to be retired Sunshine Wishes bundle using the heart die and love word with the Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick foil paper - which I just loved and stocked up on with all my extra Sale-a-bration earnings!
The Stitched Be Mine thinlit's cut through the cardboard with ease and love how the card came together using up a piece of retiring DSP as well.
Final card of the class featuring the Animal Outing and Animal Friends die bundle ... card came together so adorably!
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