Welcome to my blog - a place where I chat about my hobbies, craft projects, interests and, just occasionally, a bit about trips out and places visited. Hope you enjoy the chat enough to come back another time.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Serendipity Papers - Follow Up to WOYWW 106
One of the benefits of playing along with WOYWW each week is the wealth of tips, wrinkle and ideas that many of the WOYWWers freely impart each week. And yesterday was no exception. While hopping round the desks of my fellow WOYWWers I landed on Mary Ann's post in which she showed her serendipity circles and explained how they are made. I had never heard of them before but they are such a brilliant (and frugal) way of using up all those strips of paper left over from various scrapbooking and cardmaking projects. Up till now the only use I've found for the strips is the occasional trim on a card, otherwise they just linger unloved in a box gathering dust. So I set to and, after colour sorting, I got out the Pritt and spent a relaxing couple of hours sticking them onto some thin and not so good white card - a purchase bloomer until now! I got 5 A4 size sheets altogether - not bad for something that I might have ended up tossing in the wastebasket one day. I just have to punch the circles out and add little embellishments as Mary Anne has done and I will have some very pretty and money-saving toppers. So thanks for a great idea Mary Anne.
Now I'm off to investigate the work of Tim Coffey as mentioned in Beatrice's post - apparently he does something interesting with a cereal box and a hot glue gun :)