witticisms by Jess Witty

May 17, 2010

10MSPC meets Phone Book

Only one thing better than using phone book pages as patterned paper. And that would be the scraps they produce. I'll be making many, many more of these little cuties to give at all the graduation parties that are coming up this week. I can probably make like 20 cards in less than 30 minutes... sweet.

I can probably make something like 20 of these in less than 30 minutes... sweet. I could also make a load of phone book flowers in 20 minutes. And since so many of you have asked exactly how to make those flowers, here's a quickie little tutorial.

{Honestly, they are so super quick and easy that I could probably just post the pics and you'd get the idea. }

First up, punch out a circle of cardstock. Smaller circle = smaller circle and so forth.

Cover the circle with dry adhesive. {I used a Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive by Glue Arts.}

Then just stick a strip of phone book paper down on the edge... like so...

Then just start folding and sticking, folding and sticking {pretty easy if you ask me}. Keep adding strips when you get to the end of one.

If you get to a wonky spot like this one where the strips meet but don't really match up...

Just give one of them a little haircut and keep going.

If you finish a row and still have some of the strip left, don't cut it; just keep going with that one as you move down into a new row.

I tend to keep adding adhesive around each layer... just add it right on top of the last layer.

The center ends up looking something like this...

Fun times. And don't forget... Paper Crafts is having a super fun Phone Book Challenge!

Upload your project using some phone book paper to this Flickr gallery for a shot to win!

Fun times, fun times.

Later, friends!

14 comments:

Erin K said...

I love this card. The sentiment is super clever with the phonebook paper! I know it's probably totally impractical but how fun if you used the page from the phone book with the recipient's number on it?

Love your blog!

Belinda said...

Jess, I gotta say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your 10 minute card. :) I really need to try this one day... even though my cards are all relatively simple, I have a tendency to kinda stare at things, rearrange and still take an hour for a simple card! Anyways, love it (and thanks for the sweet comment on my phone book entry in flickr... that just made my day that THE Jess Witty left a comment. ;-)

anya said...

Cute card, Jess! Love the phone book paper with the pops of color! Thank you for the flower tutorial - can't wait to try this super easy, and super cute technique!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love how clean and cute your 10-minute card is!

v said...

I've gotta go make me one of these phone book flowers! I love the inspiration! Thanks!! ~Vanessa W

Joy said...

I saw this and just had to try it. Unfortunally I did not have a phone book so I grab a old magazine and cut some strips and it turn out pretty good. I still want to use a phone book as soon as I find one LOl

Valerie said...

I love these!! Thanks so much for sharing the technique!

lynn said...

love this look-thanks for sharing:)

Kimmarie said...

Very cool ideas! tfs I have to give this a whirl!

Amanda Sevall said...

Awesome! What a great tutorial :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the strips idea...duh! I neaver thought of that!!! Make flowers with scalloped punches but strips as decortive paper!!! You are a genius!!! Thank You!!!

Bev Gerard said...

Jeeepers, Creeepers! Who knew!??
Honestly ... I need to quietly hang out in your subconscious!

(((hugs)))
Mom

Lisa said...

Love all your phone book embellishments - so stinkin' creative! Makes me wish I HAD a phone book to cut up (I'm living in China, so no Yellow Pages for me)! I'll have to go see what else I can use...

Linda Beeson said...

This is actually pretty hilarious and here I just put an old phone book in the recycle bin! To think of it's potential!