Paper is probably the most versatile and universal material available. We are confronted daily with it. Maybe it is the newspaper we read in the morning, the box holding the cereal we eat, the bill that arrives in the mail, the catalog with the pretty new dress we would like to order or the book on our bedside table. These things are necessary in our lives but do not show the creative potential of paper. This website will be dedicated to showing that paper is more than just pratical. It can be so decorative and fun to use. Within time, the site will continue to grow and some projects will have a step-by-step tutorial with pictures to make them easy for children to understand as well.
In craft or paper stores, you can find a large supply of different papers that can be used for the projects. But not all of us have a craft store around the corner and not all products are available at all places. That is no problem. Be creative and flexible. The material list for each project is just a suggestion. You can get a totally new and maybe even better look if you change the type or color of paper. Try working with other embellishments. You may be astounded at the results. Sometimes the greatest things can happen by accident and the old John Ashcroft saying that necessity is the mother of invention can come true. Your creativity has no limits.
Helpful is to also keep certain items that may be of use. For example, save old cards, calender pages, pretty pictures found in magazines or catalogues, music sheets, old letters with pretty or interesting writing, maps, wrapping paper, stamps, stickers, labels, paper napkins with designs, seed packages, etc..... almost anything out of paper can be used and recycled again into something new and beautiful. You will also discover that even the smallest bits of paper can be priceless.
Save cereal boxes, cardboard inlets from shirts or the grey cardboard backings from writing pads. These can be useful to make sturdy templates that can often be reused.
Scrapbook paper is not just for scrapbooking! With so many lovely designs and colors, you can use it for many other paper crafts as well such as card making or other general paper craft projects needing paper or cardstock.
You will find many tips and ideas on this website. Have fun browsing!