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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Homemade Paper for Cards Cupcake toppers Tags etc. FRUGAL TOO!

Here is the tutorial I promised yesterday! I have been playing with this idea for about 9 years now. I love that you can do so much with this neat little craft from making mom (or yourself) her own set of note cards, to tags for presents, to cupcake toppers scrapbooks etc etc etc.  The possibilities are endless and it is really cheap.  (is it OK to say cheap? LOL!) My mom would tell me as I was growing up that we weren't poor we are very fine people we are simply broke.  HA HA!!! Perhaps they are frugal? Either way try it out and let me know what you think! PS I am still trying to figure out the picture upload thing.  Hopefully experience will improve the appearance of posts with time. 
Materials needed:
iron and ironing board
tissue paper
freezer paper
tools for cutting shaping etc
crinkle your tissue paper into a ball. (FUN!)
Smooth it back out allowing for the wrinkles to exist.
Lay the tissue out on your freezer paper to measure and cut to size.
Turn the tissue and its matching freezer paper over.
Be sure that the wax side of the freezer paper is next to the tissue.

(Iron on the paper side not wax side.)
Iron the back side of the freezer paper.
It should look like this.
Now for all the fun things you can do with it!
cupcake toppers
note cards
Cuter notecards
blank inside
tags for gifts
Cute Right!?!
 Imagine note cards all embellished with decorative scissors and delicious trim.
Seriously endless possibilities!

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  1. So cute!!!!!!! What a great idea! Now I know what to do with all that tissue paper I save from the gifts I get! ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!

  2. What a great idea! I especially love the gift tags :)

  3. Cute~and easy! I'm going to try it. Thanks!

  4. Thank you for linking to my party! This is such a nice tutorial!

  5. This is such a cute idea! Great tutorial too.

    I'm hosting a blog party on Saturday and I'd love it if you linked up! http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

  6. That is sooo great, maybe I am just being blonde, but how does the tissue paper stick to the freezer paper. The wax melts and adheres to the tissue? Love it! I love your blog and I am now a follower. I am a newbie and would love some followers or would be honored if you would just take a peek at my new blog filled with DIY, tip, tricks, and secrets!
    thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/ Thank You so much Carol

  7. these are beautiful found you from the tree house I am your newest follower, you just inspired me to do a craft and blog about it, I have done very few crafts on my blog. If you have time come see me

  8. Oh wow what a great idea! These are so dang cute I would never have thought about making them that way! Thanks so much for sharing this fab project with us!

  9. Happy Follow Friday! Newest follower here!
    Great blog you have here!
    Would love it if you could follow me back!

    Never Growing Old

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Found your blog on Friday follow!
    and this project is just TOO TOOOO adorable, and stuff I already have around the house which is always a HUGE plus!

    You should do this on creative share wednesday if you havent [its also hosted by trendy treehouse]



  11. so cute! great idea for party decorations etc. I followed you from avid accents.

  12. Wow amazing! Those are so cute too. I'd love if you linked this up to my Scrappy Saturdays: http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/05/12th-scrappy-saturdays.html

  13. This is so cute and creative. thanks for linking to Make My Style Mondays


  14. did you see where you can take a napkin, peel the printed layer apart from the others, and layer construction paper, plastic wrap and then the single ply napkin, iron and they stick together too? that is so cool! i have made birthday cards for my daughter's friends that way. thanks for showing this!