Today’s technique is another one that is great for using up all those leftover scraps of paper. It is always so hard for me to throw away my scraps and all those beautiful bits of Designer Series Papers. I think this technique has a lot of stash busting potential.
Paper Weaving Technique: Create an easy focal point on a card using paper strips woven together. Cut strips of cardstock or designer series paper to the desired width (1/4” – 1”). Adhere the end of the vertical paper strips to the card leaving a small gap between each strip, and the rest of the strips free to allow you to weave the horizontal strips. Weave the horizontal paper strips through the vertical strips to interlock the strips. Once all the strips are woven, attach the strips to the card with adhesive or glue.
I CASED these cards from Geri at Paper Wishes. I liked the idea of having a piece of DSP under the paper weaving that you could see through the spaces between the strips. These cards use similar products, but have different color schemes, and are both very easy to create. I used Botanical Gardens DSP (#140583, p.27 OC) on Whisper White and Hello Honey card bases. I used Crumb Cake strips and Very Vanilla strips of cardstock to do the Paper Weaving Technique on these cards. I added flowers and leaves cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits (#140625, p.26 OC) to embellish the cards.
This card was CASED from Geri at Manitoba Stamper. I liked how she used smaller strips of paper to do her Paper Weaving Technique. These strips are just 1/4″ wide and cut from Black, Silver Glimmer Paper (#135314, p.149 AC), and Perfectly Artistic DSP (#141021, p.19 SAB- Limited Time only). I used a Lost Lagoon card base and added layers of Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. I added the sentiment from the Balloon Celebration stamp set (#140675, p.12 OC).
This card was created by a good friend while we had a fun day of stamping together recently. She was inspired by a card from Linda Aarhus on Pinterest. This is a simple card, but the Paper Weaving is the focal point, and you don’t really need to add much more to it. This card has a Calypso Coral card base, a Whisper White layer and and Lost Lagoon layer. The Paper Weaving is done with 1/2″ wide strips of Basic Black cardstock and Wildflower Fields DSP (#141022, p.12 SAB). There are some rhinestones added to the weaving for a little sparkle and the sentiment is from the Perfect Pairings stamp set (#141258, p.11 SAB).
This was another Paper Weaving card that my friend created. She CASED this card from Debra Simonis. The Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack (#138442, p.144 AC) is just lovely on this card and I love the cheery feel of it! The card base is Pool Party cardstock and there is a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. She added a couple little black flowers punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (#133787, p.166 AC) and embellished with pearls. The sentiment is from the Perfect Pairings stamp set (#141258, p.11 SAB).
Here is another card using the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack (#138442, p.144 AC), but this card has the Paper Weaving tucked up in the upper left corner of the card front. This card was inspired by a card by Aly at We R Memory Keepers. This a little tricky to weave the paper, position and adhere it on the card, and then trim off the excess around the corner. BUT, I do think it is so pretty and I love the way the Paper Weaving seems to wrap the corner of the card. This card has a Crumb Cake card base, a Basic Black layer, and a Very Vanilla layer. There is a bit of Linen Thread (#104199 ,p.159 AC), some rhinestones, and the sentiment from the Perfect Pairings stamp set (#141258, p.11 SAB) added to the card.
Finally, the last card sample for this Paper Weaving Technique doesn’t use paper, but uses Washi Tape instead! This card was also created by my friend, Jen, and she was inspired by a card from Lin at Sending Hugs. She used a Whisper White card base and Whisper White layer that was added with stampin’ dimensionals to POP it off the card. Then she used the Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape (#140586, p.27 OC) to do the weaving technique. She added a flower cut with the coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits (#140625, p.26 OC) and embellished with a It’s My Party Enamel Dot (#140554, p.6 OC).
I really love the idea of using washi tape to do this weaving technique too!! Thanks, Jen, for a fun day of stamping AND some beautiful cards!
Well, I hope you give Paper Weaving a try. It is an easy technique that creates a great focal point for a card or project AND uses up all those bits of paper scraps too! Happy Stampin’!