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CRUSADE No. 47- It’s a wrap

As, I read what Michelle was challenging us to do this month. I was like well- mmm all our wrapping paper has been recycled and gone. I do not use tags. Since, each person has a different wrapping paper and I am the only one that knows who has each wrapping paper until Christmas! This way no one can peek or guess what they have until Christmas!

So, I started brainstorming….I do have a little wrapping paper  on the roll from each of the kids. I had been a pretty good girl last year and I got a paper making kit for Christmas from the ink spots! SMILE!  I had no idea how this paper would turn out- wrapping paper is pretty thin. Plus, I am very new to paper making, but I gave it a go.

Here is the evidence: Each page is 8.5 x 5.5 inches

From here I got busy- I wanted to make them totally “green” using only recycled items. I used postage stamps, some of the ink spots homework, and some flowers that we dried from our family farm this summer.

I have two more to make – with Mr. Ink’s initial and the girl’s initial! Then Mr. Ink will make me a frame and we will hang them up in our front room! SMILE!

Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Michelle!


22 thoughts on “CRUSADE No. 47- It’s a wrap”

  1. Oh my goodness! I love hand made paper! Your post reminded me that I love it. Have you tried sculpting it? My boys got a small paper making kit and you can drape it over items like spoons and such. Another fun angle.

    Your pieces turned out FABULOUS!!!

  2. Wow! Your papers are cool but the card is soooo sweet! I want one. I’m putting up a postcard swap in a few weeks, get busy! 🙂

  3. k – very fun to learn that use one wrapping paper per person, with no tags. that keeps them guessing 🙂 fun that you made paper – it’s addictive isn’t it? great job on the paper and the final cards. thanks for sharing your interpretation of the crusade with the team! happy new year!

  4. Thud. You really rocked with these pieces of art. I can’t stop looking at them. Guess I better get another cup of coffee and come back to stare some more.



  5. Thanks Michelle-

    Yes paper making is so addictive! I only have enough couch sheets to do ten pieces of paper at a time 😦 So, I guess I will be ordering more!

    Hugs, K

  6. This is really gorgeous-very cool that you made your own paper, too. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Out of this world gorgeous! The texture the colour. The collage-goodness. WOW! One of my mini resolutions this year is to be more green. Thanks for the encouragement!

  8. o my goodness! you have done a fantastic job here, recycling the wrapping paper into new paper! and your turquoise and red pages are so lovely!!!

  9. You just make the best projects, Kim! I really enjoy them all 🙂

  10. What a great way to approach this challenge. The look wonderful. They will look great when framed as well.

  11. What fabulous papers and I love how you’ve used dried flowers on your beautiful pages. Great!

  12. Now this is really creative (not to mention energetic!) but what a great twist on the crusade idea. Really impressed!

  13. I love the papers you made. It looks so good and the colors and texts make them so attractive.

  14. Wow!

    I love what you have done. Methinks I must be good and put a paper making kit on my wish list for this Christmas!


  15. Visiting all the crusaders and your pages are great – wow! I had not thought to recycle the paper into new paper…very cool idea!

  16. I love turquoise and red together. Those cards are beautiful!! It’s fun visiting all the crusaders and seeing how differently everyone interpreted the challenge! Best wishes from germany, tj

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