Hello! Today I’d like to share a card with you that I made using a piece of wrapping paper I saved from a gift. This is a great way to recycle or upcycle your scraps of wrapping paper!
Let the wrapping pattern shine
The wrapping paper in the card shown above is the blue peacock pattern that I used as the background. You can use the wrapping paper just like any other patterned paper. But I love to use it in a way that lets the pattern shine – rather than covering it up.
Add a matte so it isn’t too thin
Most wrapping paper is very thin and delicate, so it can be a bit difficult to work with. That’s why I started this card by cutting a matte from white cardstock, and then adhered my wrapping paper to it. This made working with the wrapping paper a bit easier.
Use minimal elements
To finish off the card, I just added some rick rack, a single stamped element, and a sentiment. Then I adhered the whole thing to a black card base. Easy peasy!
This would be a great way to make some holiday thank you cards!
What about you? Do you save wrapping paper?
Did you save the pretty wrapping papers from your holiday gifts? Do you ever use wrapping paper in projects? How do you use your saved wrapping paper?
Thanks for stopping by!