Showing posts from May, 2018

Technique: Repurposing Privacy Envelopes

Welcome to my blog Paper Crafting With Rebecca! I so enjoy all things paper! I notice the texture, scent, patterns, colors, weight and even the "vibe" of paper. I also dislike having to throw away paper if it still has "life" to it. Privacy envelopes are a good example of this. Have you ever noticed the pretty patterns inside these envelopes? In our house we try to keep finances as "paperless" as possible, however, it still seems as if I am constantly receiving statements, advertisements or requests for donations in the mail. These mailings often include a brand new envelope that would normally end up in the recycle bin. But not in our house! I save these free unsung beauties and give them new life. Let me show you one of the things I do with repurposed privacy envelopes. First you will want to open/flatten the envelops so you can fully see the patterned side of each one. Next, to conserve space, I trim off the ragged edges and the gl

Lovely Layers - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, Paper Crafting With Rebecca !   If you just popped in from Cat Nowak's Blog then you are in the right place! A blog hop is a friendly circle of artists challenged to design a paper craft using a monthly designated theme or product. Once we create our paper craft using that particular theme/product we then blog post our resulting creations. The next step is to visit each other's blogs so we can see what other’s have designed and created using that same theme/product. Even if you aren't entering a creation in this month's blog hop you are very welcome to join into the "hopping" and be sure to leave your comments below! This month the challenge is to "use various stamp sets to add layers to flowers, fish, birds, etc." Here is my creation for this challenge: At this point, you can either continue the blog hop by going straight over to Haley Dyer 's blog or you can first see how I made this card by reading b

Card: Random Projects

Welcome to my blog, Paper Crafting With Rebecca ! I had a friend ask me the other day if I made cards and scrapbook pages other than what I post in my blog... the answer is most definitely "yes". She then told me I should share all my paper crafting projects on my blog. I appreciated her enthusiasm, and I will try to post more of my projects online, but sometimes I don't post the projects right away because I don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipient of the project. However, here are a few cards I have made recently... I love using ribbons in my paper crafting projects and cards. It makes the card feel like a true "gift" and it adds some great dimension.  I created this camera birthday card for a dear friend who is a very talented photographer. She sees the world in such an artistic way and her photos are amazing. I made this pink butterfly card for another dear friend who just became a grandmother! She has been looking for