Around the House – Tissue Paper

Tissue paper! I have been thinking about using tissue paper on a card for awhile. The great thing about tissue paper is that most people have it lying around, and if you don’t then after the next birthday you should! This week I used the tissue paper to form a pleated 1-1/2″ horizontal stripe on the card.

These pleats can be easily created by cutting a long strip of tissue paper (I used a rotary cutter which worked great) and folding the paper into a zig-zag pattern. With the addition of a few stitches, a flower (from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge), hemp and button accent, and a Studio-G stamp, you have a card that takes no longer than 20 minutes to make, but looks great! Bet you can’t wait for the next birthday party to try out tissue paper on your next craft project! Thanks for reading!

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3 Comments

  1. Posted November 3, 2010 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Your card is very clever and lovely. Yes, I use printed tissue paper in collage work for a background. I like to wad it up over and over and get it crinkled and wrinkled to add texture, then collage it.

  2. Posted November 3, 2010 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    I use hunks of tissue paper to color batches of handmade paper, I shred it and add it to my pulp

  3. Posted November 3, 2010 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    I use tissue paper to give the background of my mixed media projects more structure. Sometimes I glue it over bold painted background paper to defuse the color.

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