Crafters are fascinating people. We can take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. We can look at a piece of fabric and see a new color combination for a card or scrapbook. We take paper and create something 2-D, 3-D or just a flat masterpiece. Objects all have multiple purposes to crafters and that's what makes us so...crafty.
Take this for example:
This is the packing paper that comes in every Stampin' Up! order. It does a great job securing our orders during transport, but it is such a shame to throw it away or to just put it in the recycle bin.
So my packing paper goes from a crumbled mess to flat 8.5" x 15" sheets of brown crafting paper.
After a little ironing (yep, literally a hot iron!), the sheets smoothed out beautifully. These sheets now have enormous potential to be a variety of things, but today I made mine into an envelope to match a card I made for a friend.
So, I folded my sheets in half, grabbed my sewing machine and stitched it closed along three sides.
After adding some designer series paper and a few embellishments, that packing paper had a brand new purpose in life!
So, the next time you come across packing paper try converting it into something else and giving it a new life! Not only will you be crafty but saving the environment too!
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