Monday, October 27, 2014

Solution for Ugly Paper

The new challenge at the Kraft Journal is Ugly Paper.  There is some of that in my huge stash of papers.  And some papers aren't necessarily ugly, just not my style or difficult for me to use.  For this card I chose a paper that has been sitting in the pile for many years.   I don't like it as a sheet but thought maybe it could be used for something besides a layer.

It has been a long time since I did any tea bag folding but the print design of this paper made it a good choice.  After finishing the medallion, I attached it to a decorative square made from Buff  Ivory cardstock and cut with a Spellbinders die. The sentiment is stamped on the same Buff Ivory cardstock.  A few loops of green Natural Hemp Cord were glued behind the medallion and used for attaching the button in the center.
The bow is a die.  I was able to center the design before cutting so it was symmetrical when I put it together.
So I think I accomplished what I set out to do - to turn something ugly into beautiful.  What do you think?

Creative Card Crew - bows
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sister Act - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Die Cuttin Divas -think pink
Crafty Cardmakers - cut something out
Paper Creators - pink buttons


  1. Marsha, I didn't think the paper was that ugly however it surely made a fine flower and great bow. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 155th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I’m praying for sweet sunshiny days and I’m sending happy hugs to all. Carole

  2. Lovely card!!! What a pretty folded flower!!!
    Thank you for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!!!!

  3. Your card caught my eye-I love the colours and your bow! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew bow challenge! Irene DT xx

  4. So lovely. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  5. Great folding!!! That paper really is perfect for it.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  6. Your folded flower looks fab and I love the big die cut bow. A super card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. xx

  7. love the origami embellishment :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  8. Definitely a lovely result!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  9. This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful design.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

  10. I think you DEFINITELY accomplished your mission! I was looking through a gallery and yours popped right out. I had to stop by to get a closer look.

  11. FABULOUS! I must look into this tea bag folding. As to "ugly paper", being a hoarder, I too work at not pitching much patterned paper! Love following your blog!