Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Woven Paper Birthday Cards [PDCC #132]

Woven Paper Black and White Birthday Card

Boy, it's been ages since I've woven paper for a project! I was inspired by the checks in my son's madras shorts and thought weaving would be an easy way to get those checks (these are the goofy things I think about when I'm driving the highways!)

Originally I planned to use patterned papers to mimic the shorts, but when I saw The Play Date Cafe challenge #132 to use a splash of mustard with black and white, I thought I'd work with that graphic combo instead:

At first I lined up all the strips right next to each other, but it was impossible to keep the strips going straight across. So I left a tiny space between each strip and it made the weaving so much easier. The ends are secured with Scotch tape in the back. So not glamorous.

Woven Paper Black and White Happy Birthday Card

The strips are in random order, so it was a surprise to see what the pattern was going to be. After paying attention, I saw that alternating colors on the top and side will make a stripe. The same color on the top and a different color on the side will make a check.

Woven Paper Black and White Checked Birthday Card

Instead of tossing the leftover strips I made another card. I like the first card with random strips better than this one. But always good to have a card you don't mind sending out in the mail : )

Woven Paper Black and White Birthday Cards

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
PTI Mat Stack 1 Collection stamp


  1. Wow...what a great little work of art!!

  2. Wow! These weavings are amazing, really and truly. I don't know which one I like better. :)

    Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

  3. Here's where I admit my phobia of randomness. I loved your first card when I saw it, but my whole body actually relaxed when I saw the second one, completely 'properly' (evenly) done! The possibilities for this technique are endless! Great cards!

  4. Wow--these cards are really so cool. I haven't woven paper strips in years. It looks really striking in the black and white, too.

  5. These are terrific! I love the weaving.


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