Last weekend I decided to attempt another disappearing act with a 6x6 pad of paper. This time I chose my Basic Grey Mellow pack, and I need to tell you: I always break into song when I use my Mellow papers. Yep, Donovan's Mellow Yellow. Feel free to click that link if you'd like some background music. (Sorry about the 5 seconds of ad you'll need to hear before you can skip it ...)
Remember this card I made:
OWH cards? Yeah, I did say that, and I did do that, too. A lot of them. But first, a tale of woe.
See that twine above? For the Mellow papers, I wanted to use plain brown twine, and luckily I'd ordered a bunch of solid twine from Amazon. Seven different colors. Yes, you'll see some for sale in my Etsy shop one of these days. So anyway, I have Amazon Prime, which means I pay a flat fee each year and I can order whatever I want and pay no shipping. Plus, it comes in two days. I win. So I placed one order for seven spools of twine, all from Amazon (as opposed to a third party). Guess what? They shipped separately. Yep, I got three boxes on Monday, two of which looked like this:
So yes, I got six of my seven spools on Monday, and the one that did not come ... is the one I needed to finish my cards, of course. It came tonight, so now you get to see my cards that I started on Saturday.
First, I made four of each of the following:
I started by cutting a bunch of the pages into strips, then paired them with the least offensive rectangle patterns.
See all those handsome brown bows? Yep, I tied them all tonight. About 25 of them. Ugh. There is brown fuzzy hair all over my craft desk and my ghetto photo studio.
So after I made those 20 cards, I still had a pile of paper strips left over. Since I was in my OWH groove, I cut up some pieces of printer paper, stuck on a bunch of strips of the patterned papers, trimmed them even, then cut them into strips. I made a few of these with them:
This one I got crazy and put the diagonals in the opposite direction:
Then I got distracted and started sticking the patterned paper strips to pieces of white card stock scraps that were on my desk. For those, I just used them whole, and this is what happened:
That's 29 cards for OWH, and all but a few pages of my Mellow 6x6 pack are gone gone gone. Whoot!
Thanks for sticking around and reading!