Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make Your Own Raffia


Remember that Fiskars paper crimper? Today’s I have a fun and easy Tutorial showcasing a unique way to use that Fiskars crimper with Core’dinations Chocolate Box cardstock. I don't know about you, but this was one of my first scrapbooking tools I ever bought and it has been a staple in my crafting tools ever since.

For this project you are going to need Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Scissors , and Paper Crimper, Core'dinations Cardstock, a Mason Jar and any embellishments you may want to use.

First, using your paper trimmer or scissors, cut very thin strips out of the cardstock. Scraps work great for this, too.





Take the strips of cardstock and run them through the Fiskars Paper Crimper.


Next, sand the strips so the color core of the Core'dinations cardstock is exposed for a unique
look.





Now it is time to use them for your projects! It will look great in gift bags but my favorite is using the raffia for jars.



Now it is time to embellish!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will be able to find some crafty uses for it, too!

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh this is AWESOME!! LOVE IT!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynn said...

i LOVE your new look ellen. its soooooooooooo pretty and very cool. and the crimper.i had one and gave it away. who knew like bell bottom it would come back. lol!

Kim said...

Now that is just way toooo clever!!! love it!

Michelle H. said...

What a fun and unique idea!!
Love how your decorative jar turned out!!
Very pretty!

Jocelyn said...

Love this.....I haven't used that paper crimper in years!!!! Great idea!!!

Wishing you a great week girlie!!! :-)

Andrea Amu said...

Ohh yes, I've done filler that way before with the crimper. It looks extra fab here with the Core though!

Rebecca said...

Love the Core as raffia and that beautiful decorated jar!

Rbarakat said...

I love that tool!This projet is so cute Ellen!