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July 02, 2009

Wallpaper and Scrapbooking?





















An official from the city I live in called me to ask if I would teach kids in the community how to scrapbook. As I always do, I jumped at the chance to teach another person what I have learned about this craft form I call art.
She told me that there is a local store who sells wallpaper and she knew they would be willing to donate old wallpaper books, if this is something I could use. Sure enough I drove over there and was handed several of their books headed for the recycle stash. I sat down with a few of the sheets from one of the books and came up with a layout. The papers coordinate so well that it completely took the guess work out of the process and I think will make it easy for the kids too! Oh, the only other thing I used was a Fiskars Squeeze Punch known as Nice Tri...FUN! Then again which of the squeeze punches aren't fun? I cannot wait to work with the kids again this month and let them play with my punches ;)

Check your local wallpaper store. You never know what might be there waiting to be used for inspiration.

Sidenote: Make copies of your photos. Since the wallpaper is not made for archival projects, you may want to use a copy when creating with it or buy a spray used for archiving.

6 comments:

  1. What a great thing to do!! I love teaching others about scrapping. And the wallpaper, what a great idea!!

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  2. What a fun idea. I know the kids are going to have a great time scrapping their pics. Children have a natural ability to be creative. It really is wonderful for you to share your time with these kids. :0)

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  3. Well how awesome for you! Congrats! Love the layout you created too. Wallpaper samples are awesome for cards too!

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  4. That is an awesome and fun idea!!

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