Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello and thanks again for stopping by to visit!

For this project, I did some "upcycling" and stamped on a large piece of brown paper packing that was used as "stuffing" in a package we rec'd recently. I just couldn't throw it out, I'll bet there was three yards of it!!! Once stamped with some leaf images and tied up with twine, fall leaves and a bit of (also upcycled) ribbon that came from a tag, I think it made for lovely gift packaging. :)

I have LOTS more of this brown paper and you can guess how I'll be wrapping my Christmas gifts......

And here is a better shot of the card. I dove into my stash of fabric and had some fun with these vibrant autumn colours. Still using that wooden button stash I acquired a couple years ago at a quilt shop.

And the inside.
I would like to share my project at:
Papers Sundaes - fall/Halloween
The Southern Institute for domestic arts & crafts - Creative Me Monday

Here's hoping you have a great start to your week!

Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: CTMH D1420 A Little Everything
fabric from my stash
ribbon: SU
embellishments: Making Memories


  1. I love this idea! I just wrapped a wedding gift in brown paper with some paper roses and a ribbon. I just can't bear to throw away all the great packaging either! Super cute card!

  2. I just saw your post on Southern Institute. What creative ideas! Very pretty! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

  3. Wow, such great upcycling and a beautiful card!

  4. Very the homespun look...gorgeous! Lee-Ann :)

  5. Beautiful, gorgeous, lovely. Fabby projects. xxx

  6. Oh what a great idea!! I need to save my brown paper!! Thanks for the inspiration! And your card is gorgeous!!

  7. What a great set, Shanna! I love all that texture with the fabric and the wood buttons!

  8. These are wonderful. Thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes challenge.

  9. Oh wow, Shanna! Gorgeous wrapping, and I love the rich Fall colors and textures on your card. Both beautifully done :)


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