OK, so yes, it's the big joke.....$25 wrapping paper. When SU came out with their holiday mini I thought to myself I LOVE THIS PAPER BUT who buys $25 wrapping paper. So of course I did. I had to see what's up with the paper. For those of you that know me, I fell in love with the brown and blue combination with of course snowflakes on them.....which then of course meant I just *had* to buy the set Snowburst because well, it matched the paper. I kept dreaming about what I could do with this paper (and no I'm not going to wrap very many presents in them because well, it's $25 wrapping paper!!!) I had ordered the paper a few weeks back and after Melissa Wigglesworth (a local demonstrator that also did a WOW presentation at Regionals) showed some unbelievably cute ideas using the paper I thought I best get mine out and start creating. So here's what I've come up with so far:
The first is a scrapbook page. Now for demonstrators the wrapping paper is a great idea to use for a scrapbooking class as EVERYONE could use the same paper (which is hard to do when using our scrapbook paper pages as there is never enough for a large group). I doubt the wrapping paper is acid free but I did put our CS where the photo will go so there is a layer in between. I traced our chipboard letters out on Bashful Blue CS and then stamped the Snowburst stamps all over the letters to be the reverse of the paper.
The "O" was made using the tab punch for the biggest close to cocoa circle (see yesterday's tutorial), then the scallop punch in bashful blue, a 1 1/4 inceh circle in chocolate chip and the the snowflake stamped in chocolate chip on basful blue and punched with the snowflake punch. It's all held together with an ice circle brad. Cute eh?
This is a quick and easy card that I made using the same paper and stamp set and colour combination. The little decorative feature on the bottom right corner is made using the large oval punch, the one inch circle and the 3/4 inch circle and the smallest circle is popped up.
Anyhow, if you need any help justifying any purchase you make (well at least SU product) I can come up with a reason!!!! Hope you like! Have a wonderful weekend!
***The wrapping paper is 25 feet by 17.5 inches which is about 37 square feet or in SU terms 37 12x12 scrapbook pages!!! This is per roll and you get two rolls in a package of paper! Thanks for asking.....just imagine this paper on a lunch box, on a bandaid tin, on a journal cover....the possibilities are endless!