Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dollar store Crepe Paper?

Hellooooo (like on Seinfeld)!  Any Seinfeld fans out there?
Today I wanted to share with you a wonderful, cheap material that is often overlooked---Crepe Paper!
It is readily available in lots of colors, and is very cheap---I think it is a dollar for two. It also seems to last forever.  I get mine at the dollar store or Walmart, but if you know any other crepe-paper-shopping spots, PLEASE share.
One EASY way to use crepe paper is to ruffle it.  I seem to use some sort of ruffle on most projects.  Here is a simple card that I put together based on a sketch from Cardabilities (a great website with all sorts of card sketches---always something new for a challenge there)!
I put a strip of double sided tape on the card, and gathered red crepe paper across the width of the card.  I really like the texture it adds to the page.

On this layout, I used white  crepe paper for a ruffle:
Same basic technique as the card---instead of using double sided tape, I gathered the crepe paper on the back of a border sticker.  Then, I glued the border sticker down.  Here is a closeup:
I am working on a couple of crepe paper flowers right now that I will post tutorials for as soon as I am happy with them.  It could be a day, or it could be a month...
Thank goodness for rainy days...I actually got about an hour and a half in my craft room today!  Spent my time working on some awesome upcoming DT assignments for ScrapFIT
Thanks for looking!


  1. I love Seinfeld!! And loveeeeeee your card and your lo!! LOVING the way you used the Crepe papers !:):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Really wonderful works dear! A fab take on cardabilities sketch, thank you for playing with us!
    Francesca from Italy.

  3. Gorgeous card and layout, love the use of crepe paper (very creative and fun) Your take on the sketch is perfect, thanks for playing along with us at cardabilties.

  4. Love it, Sheila! Maybe one day I will be able to use my craft room to scrap again instead of for DIY projects.

  5. Hi Sheila thanks for the mini tutorial on crepe paper - you have inspired me to have a go at using crepe paper. Thanks for joining us at cardabilities.