June 28, 2010


Got scraps??? For today's technique, I will show you a simple way to maximize your scrapbook patterned papers by using your leftover scraps, mainly strips or rectangular pieces. In this project, we will use several pieces of colored patterned papers to produce a woven paper mat that we can use on a layout or a card.

Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity. Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving. This project will give everyone the experience with working with the basic concept of weaving. The good thing is, we can also apply it to paper crafts!

Basic Materials:
  1. Cut strips of patterned papers from your leftover scraps. Since my example will be for a card, the strip size that I did is 6"x0.5". The number of strips will depend on how big you want your woven matt. (You can always add as you go along)
  2. liquid glue
  3. your basic folded card
  4. other embellishments
Before I started weaving, I distressed all the edges of my paper strips. This will add dimension and details to the project. Use a darker shade of Distress Inks to give the illusion of shadow and depth.

Start weaving, glue each section as you go along to make everything properly settled. You can go as long or as wide as you want too.

Once you have your desired size, just run it through your trimmer to cut the excess sides or you can just leave it as it is to show an unfinished project. That will definitely look great on a layout!

Here is my finished card using the Weaving Technique:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Sweet Summertime & Cosm0 Cricket's Delovely
Journaling Card: "CELEBRATE" Elle's Studio Vintage Flashcard
Flower: Prima E Line Flowers - Yellow 300838
Button: GCD Melody Ross Vintage Button
Others from my stash: Fiskar border punch, distress inks, and twine

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Thanks for dropping by! We would love to see your projects using this technique, share it with us on the Gallery!


aussiescrapper said...

Wow LG this is just magnificent, those colours are hypnotic. Love Melxx

BabyBokChoy said...

Beautiful card!!!

Sue said...

Great tutorial, LG!

Jana Eubank said...

Holy FLIP!!! This is AWESOME!!! I have yet to try weaving . . . but you make me want to do it today. ;)

Cathy Bautista said...

That is amazing Sis!!! Not a card maker huh? :) Love it so much!!!!

Tanya Tahir said...

so beautiful LG!!

Tanya Tahir said...

so beautiful LG!!

Kim said...

sooooo cooool, I remember taht from school days...thanks for the inspiration

Southern Moments said...

Very cool..just saw this somewhere..hmmm can't remember where though. Beautiful card. I may have to try this.

Paola said...

A wonderful idea!!Your blog is always a great inspiration!!!

Tiffany said...

This card ROCKS!!

Stéphanie papin said...

what a beautiful card, and what a good idea !! love it !

Anonymous said...

I "luv" your choice of color scraps and the combination in which you used them. I love bright colors & certain abstract patterns, this card is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!