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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Monday, September 14, 2009

Stampin Up! Handmade Papers


As an experiment, I wanted to see if I could turn Stampin Up! cardstock into handmade paper and keep the color so that the new handmade paper would coordinate with the original cardstock. I did contact Stampin Up! first to see if they would allow me to do this and they said yes! I finally got through a package of Earth Elements cardstock and I am very happy with the results! As you can see from the first picture, the handmade paper still keeps the color of the cardstock and matches the original cardstock beautifully! This is the Old Olive cardstock, the scalloped circle is the original cardstock and the two handmade paper sheets were made with the Old Olive plus some used white office paper to lighten the color up a little. The resulting set is now listed in my Etsy Shop. I will be listing a 24 sheet set and a 12 sheet set soon!

5 comments:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Chrystal...This turned out BEAUTIFUL and compliments the original color SO well!!!! Wonderful job ma'am!!

AngieHallHaviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Papers, Chrystal!! Love the experiment...turned out GREAT!

K is for Calligraphy said...

Awesome colors Chrystal! Love that green! I have a box of scraps almost ready to send to you! Whooo hoo! xo, Katy

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my last post. I am enjoying making the journals and giving them to local hospitals but am sending Shirley four so she will have a sample of what is going out in Georgia. (Plus a couple of goodies just for her) Don't you love surprises? I do and enjoy giving them too...come back anytime. Thanks again...
Sharon

Diann said...

Oh, your beautiful papers do compliment the SU paper so well! You did a fantastic job with these and I hope they sell well. Diann