Friday, November 07, 2008

Scrap Cards

Cards made from magazine clippings are economical and very beautiful. These are made from a home decorating magazine. This project works best if the magazine has high quality pages that are not too thin, and are glossy. These pictures are from a German magazine.



The slogan on this card came from another decorating magazine called "Country House." I use the parchment pastel cardstock for cards.

17 comments:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I never thought of doing that! I can't wait to try using the pictures for cards soon.

When we were in Amish country in May, I purchased two identical small picture frames for $1.00 each (from a clearance bin in an antique store).

I know they were on clearance because the pictures inside them were all askew. They were vintage and lovely for my kitchen because the frames had a thin line of red paint where they meet the glass (my kitchen is very 40's looking).

When I arrived home, I removed the backing and the pictures fell out easily. I found two pretty pictures from my files where I keep magazine pictures I've cut out (for my scrapbook journal).

These pictures, both cut from the same article about an outdoor picnic, were taped to the mat and then hung on either side of my sink where they bring lots of smiles for the huge total of $2.00. :)

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Brenda, your house sounds like the kind I would like to visit.
Do you remember how people used to take scenic pictures from quality papered magazines like National Geographic, and put them in dollar store frames, for the artwork around the house?

You can alter any greeting card and frame it, also. Sometimes I see pretty cards but they are for the wrong occasion. I can clip out a rose or a word and glue it over the greeting, add more paint or glitter, and frame it.

Miss Lila in Atlanta said...

Good Morning from Atlanta, Georgia
Brenda, I love your blog and have been reading it everyday. I've never left a comment because I didn't know how, LOL (in this day and age)
But my lovely, grownup daughter Carrie showed me how and I've been lost in blog land ever since LOL

I have a question. What kind of glue do you use on your cards? I want to make some of these beautiful cards and want to do it right. Thank you.
Looking forward to more posts.
God Bless,
Miss Lila in Atlanta

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Any glue stick will work, except the kind that spews out blue glue. That kind just doesn't work well and leaves sticky blue all over. Just a white glue stick that comes in a package of 3 from WalMart or the dollar store, works best. I outline things with the 75c Polymer paint, or Scribbles, both which are a 3D paint. You can use glitter glue from a tube, to outline, if you like, and another method is to use the liquid white glue and then sprinkle with glitter. However I like the 3d paint the best.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I do remember how people would cut out a picture from a magazine to frame.

I have done so with calendars, too.

You really can't tell the difference between them and a print purchased (for a lot more money) at a store when they are taped to a mat. :)

Ace said...

I LOVE YOUR CREATIVITY Lady Lydia. You inspire me everyday to not only see things in different ways but to bring more beauty to my home through my own hands.

I just used that creativity to make photo mats out of ribbons and blogged about it to help someone else see things in a different way.

Many Blessings :)
Ace

Miss Lila in Atlanta said...

Good Evening,
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question about the glue. I can't wait to make some cards with my four youngest grandkids. (I have 8) They are all creative and this is right down their alley. Thank you so much for blogging about this.
God Bless You,
Miss Lila

Domestically Inclined said...

I just love the cards and altered boxes and have wanted to make them for years. I've had plans to make soooo much before the church Christams craft fair, but now that MIL w/ Alzheimers is living with us I try to find things we can do together. She loves to sit and cut out pics with me and we are going to the store today to get glitter glue. I had some old victorian catalogs that gave us plenty to work with. Fun and frugal!

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

I have not posted the other altered box, but it has clippings from the Victorian Trading Co. catalog. I did not cover the box, but just glued on clippings. That kind is much easier than tracing around it and wrapping it with a paper.

Mrs. Swinson said...

You are very talented Lydia. I have been enjoying reading your craft ideas the past few posts. Thanks for sharing your ideas and I love the pictures of them! I am going to go through some magazines I was going to send to the recyle center and cut out some pretty pictures first.

Mrs. M. said...

Beautiful and frugal!
Thankyou, Mrs. M

Anonymous said...

I wonder if laminating the cards would give it a more professional look. I would make these kinds of cards for my children, or have my children make them, but would want something that looks less cut-and-paste to give to adults. I've gotten some really good craft ideas for my children from your blog.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

To make them look more expensive, just buy high quality papers and really good stickers and embellishments. There is a peel off paper that sticks, that is glittered already. There is "glitter stack," a package of paper that is already glittered. You can also buy cards that are blank and already folded.

Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

I have a big notebook where I clip and do the same thing. Some pictures are just too lovely to toss away.
I like your idea though and have never thought of that. They could easily be displayed or shared that way!

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for years. It has been very inspiring and I appreciate the vision of homemaking that you are encouraging. Living overseas where cards are not available the various ideas about simple card making made from scraps has really proved practical and enjoyable for me and my daughter.

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for years. It has been very inspiring and I appreciate the vision of homemaking that you are encouraging. Living overseas where cards are not available the various ideas about simple card making made from scraps has really proved practical and enjoyable for me and my daughter.

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for years. It has been very inspiring and I appreciate the vision of homemaking that you are encouraging. Living overseas where cards are not available the various ideas about simple card making made from scraps has really proved practical and enjoyable for me and my daughter.

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