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2009-05-06 Making my own Decorative Scrapbook Paper (DSP)


It’s really, really cold in my craft area during this time of year. So when I went down to my basement craft space this morning I almost froze my nether regions off. I started designing a mini box with a die cut cover but didn’t have a nice matching paper to use. So I found some orangy-red card stock and just started applying inks and stamps. I took a picture at each step along with the ink & stamp I used. So I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. You can let me know how you like the finished sheet if you’d like.

By the time I finished this much I was too cold to stay in my craft room; so I’ll see if I can finish up tomorrow.

Step 1 (Direct to Paper with ink pad):
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Step 2:
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Step 3:
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Step 4:
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Step 5:
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Step 6:
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Step 7:
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Final Sheet:
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Want to see what I made with this sheet of decorated paper? Click this link: Die cut box with Nestabilities Label 3

11 Comments leave one →
  1. 2009/05/06 7:36 am

    Lovely….I just look thru my stash of paper until I find something, or I will go in another direction all together…bwahahahahah. I know what ya mean about being cold, my studio is in my basement…Love it during the summer, but the winter…arggghhhhh… Luckily I have a heater that I can turn on, but by the time it gets warm enough to work down there… I’m finished…bwhahahahaa.

  2. 2009/05/06 9:05 am

    Very cool! Looks like too much work to me! LOL!!!

  3. 2009/05/06 11:24 am

    I love this. A very creative way to design your own paper. I will try this out. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Anna permalink
    2009/05/06 12:08 pm

    This is great!

  5. 2009/05/06 12:13 pm

    I like how you made your own designer paper. Are you going to post the finsihed box?

    Rose Ann

    • 2009/05/06 2:09 pm

      Rose Ann, Yes actually I am going to show the box. I’m gluing it together now. You should see it tomorrow all photographed and uploaded.

  6. karen permalink
    2009/05/07 12:11 am

    You are just accomplishing so much each and every day, I am jealous, I have not done much of anything, keep up the good work. I have to agree with Lynette, too much work! but you make it look awesome and the finished project will be wonderful too!

  7. 2009/05/07 9:08 am

    OMGosh! Bonnie, this is fabulous. I loved each added image. I bet it looks absolutely gorgeous in person.

  8. 2009/05/15 3:45 pm

    I hope it’s ok to blogstalk you….because if it isn’t, that’s too bad! 🙂

  9. Jenny permalink
    2009/12/19 10:06 am

    I love it! I’m going to have a go and see if I can do anything remotely as artistic!! What make is the beautiful ‘fruit of the Spirit’ stamp? Tho’ I doubt it’s available over here (UK)


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