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Rolling with the Woven Paper Punches!!

 


So, I was thinking one day (my husband will tell you nothing good or at least inexpensive ever starts with that sentence.)😉  We stampers like to color, blend, cut, fold and stamp the paper.  BUT WHY NOT WEAVE THE PAPER??  Then punch the woven paper out. It really is easier than it sounds.  The end result is a beautiful quilted look.  I started with the heart.  Then I was thinking... I know, I know, it gets me into trouble.  But wouldn't a hot air balloon look more realistic with woven paper? Let me walk you through it. 

Heart Design:
  • Cut Oh So Ombre into 1/2 inch strips (you either need two different colors or patterns).  For one heart, you will need five strips of one design/color and 4 strips of the other design/color.
  • Cut a scrap piece of white cardstock (not thick)  to 4 x 3 inches
  • Run a strip of adhesive along the bottom of the cardstock using the Stampin' Seal +.
  • Apply the strips of one design/color vertically across the cardstock, side to side. I alternated light and dark to give more variance. Press down at the bottom so they stick but the tops will be loose.


  • Run a strip of adhesive along the right side of your strips. Then weave each strip horizontally, then press it into the adhesive once woven and in place.  As you build the layers, apply a little glue between the weave and the cardstock and press firmly.

  • Grab your heart punch!  You can punch it straight up and down or  punch at an angle to create another look.

It created the perfect heart for this card!



Hot Air Balloon Design:
  • Cut cardstock (or DSP) into ¼ inch strips, using two different colors. You will need 8 of each color.
  • Cut white cardstock (not thick) into 3 x 3 inches
  • Run a strip of adhesive along the bottom of the cardstock using the Stampin' Seal +.
    
  • Apply the strips of one color vertically, pressing the bottom into the adhesive.
  • Run a strip of adhesive along the right side of your strips.


  • Then weave each strip horizontally, then press it into the adhesive once woven and in place.  As you build the layers, apply a little glue between the weave and the cardstock and press firmly. It will be a little hard to get the strips tight together because of the thickness of the cardstock versus the DSP that was used with the heart design.


  • Once you get your weave large enough for the punch design, then punch it out!


  • Apply a little glue to hold down any loose edges.
  • It is hard to see in the photo, but I also applied some Wink of Stella to the balloon to give a "glistening in the sun" effect.

And here is the full card!



These were just my first two attempts but I will be using this technique a lot!  I guess Basketweaving 101 at Penn State could have some uses after all!

Try it out! I would love to see how you use Woven Paper in your projects.  We're just rolling with the woven paper punches in 2021!

Do you live in the U.S.?   Shop with me!  The Oh So Ombre paper is only available until 2/28/2021 and is free, yes free, when you purchase $50 of product. 
Get your Oh So Ombre today!!



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