Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Woven Junk Mail Valentine

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Feb 3, 2009

Woven Junk Mail Valentine

So easy!

Okay, so it's not exactly junk mail, it's newspaper inserts.

junk mail valentine

Cut a whole bunch of strips from colorful ads or magazines. I looked for pink and red and orange for mine.

Weave the strips together, over-under-over-under, just like you did in kindergarten. (I laid all my horizontal pieces out first and taped one side down to the table to keep them from slipping around, then wove the verticals in.)

Make a heart cut-out from scrap paper to fit the weaving you have made. Lay it on your weaving to check the size and shape.

When you are satisfied, tape all the way around the weaving to hold the strips together and use your scrap paper heart as a template to trace the heart onto the back side of card stock. Cut out the heart from your card stock.

Spread glue around the heart opening, on the wrong side of the card stock.

Place the heart cutout on top of the weaving, gluing them together. Put a book on it and let it dry.

Trim the weaving on the back side of the heart. You will want to cover this another piece of paper!

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Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fun project. Sometimes we forget about simple techniques like this. TFS

cpeep said...

I have to assume that you are making money from this ecard site as this is your second comment about it. :) I will let your comment stay, but two times is enough.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

AWEsome! I can't believe how stunning that colour is. Made my heart beat faster. Luscious!!! Hugs, :O) mel

Anonymous said...

very nice.

i just saw another version of this in my minds' eye that I'm going to try, which is to cut a scene with flowers and the woven background that you made, for a summer/ spring card.

i like that woven look, and love recycling.

Rose said...

love that woven look.


Crayola58 said...

Great recycling. Heaven knows our poor mailman carries to us that big wad of papers each week with ads. Your idea is fantastic. I also love it when DeeDee Campbell puts out a card using punches from the insides of her statement envelopes.

lelia3058 said...

I used this woven idea as an envelope too. Its so easy and it looks great.

agadka said...

i love it! im new it all of that so could you please have a look at my work http://wearmeloveme.blogspot.com/

all advices are welcome :)