My new best friend Dian commented on the cards I used for backing on my bobby pins so I thought I'd explain how I made those. First, I used card stock from Wally World, the onliest place here in the boondocks to buy craft supplies. The pack had a plethora of colors, but I used those in the beige range, cutting them down to 8.5 x 11 to fit my printer. Then, I went here and downloaded the earthtone tags shown below, though I only printed the first page. I've done some of the others as well but not for this purpose.
I also used some pinky paper to print the second page of the tags below. It didn't turn out as pretty, IMO, but I clipped some red and pink flowered hair pins to those tags.
For the print at the bottom, I simply played with a layout until I had it aligned--yunno, print a page, hold it and the cardstock up to a light, guess how much needs to be realigned, then do it again. When I had it where I wanted it, I put the already printed tags--uncut--back into the printer and added the logo. Easy peasy. I used an office-style paper cutter for the straight edges, cuticle scissors for the curves.
I used the same process to make promo bookmarks, adding tassels and braids and beads. I have no pics of those; I used them in a promo swap and was hustling at the end to get them in the mail.
My sis Daisy told me about the Scrapbook Scrapbook site where I found these. I think she's used the pages/papers in a much more creative way--her Etsy banner, for one,
Cool, innit? But then Daisy's more creative--hands down--than I am. All I've figured out how to do so far are my tags, so I'm sticking with that for the time being.
Except...oh, except. I picked up a papermaking kit at Walworld the other week. I know, most people don't need a kit, which may be why this one was in the clearance section. But yunno, I put obstacles in my way so much of the time, and I did with paper-making...to the degree that I've never done it. Don't want to use the kitchen blender, but don't have another. Don' wanna get Tom to make a screen for me--though he would, I just never got around to asking. So there it was, all packaged in a box for $10, a hand-turn blender, screens, everything. So today I think I might make some paper. Wonder how the tags would look printed on handmade paper? Can I make something thick enough to be cardstock-y?
Hmm. More to come.