Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paperie Potpourri

Ah, my love affair with paper goes back a long way. I've been known to save paper bags (they make great albums!), and collect old books (those pages beg to be altered),salvage scraps of ephemera (don't throw that out, it is NOT trash!), and spend my last few dollars at a great scrapbook paper sale. This being said I simply had to link up to the Paperie Party at French Cupboard.






I like to make paper dolls out of playing cards and scraps of paper.
















And here's some of those paper lunch bags put to good use.
















A repurposed shipping tag......










House-shaped atc's are fun!








































Sometimes I like to create totally silly, frivolous things






















other times it's nice to make something functional, like these dove napkin ring placecards for Christmas dinner.









Coming up with something special for art swapping friends, like the pages I did in these Vintage-themed decos, makes the paperie love affair all the more sweeter.




To see what my paper-loving friends have made, visit the French Cupboard where you'll find links to all the Paperie Party blogs.

12 comments:

PeggyR said...

Your artwork is just totally amazing!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love your birds, those are different from most I see in blogland, fantastic.
Thanks for sharing your love of paper.
Michele

mercedes said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful paper art! My favorite are the dove napkin rings... how creative! :)mercedes

Ozma of Odds said...

...so very creative! Adore the paperie birds and fascinating gift tags!
xo, Rosemary

Wendy said...

Ok. Let me just say that I have fallen in love with your work. I absolutely adore your paper dolls and all those wonderful pieces of ribbons,thread, fabric, lace and other trims... it is just fabulous blended with those re imagined paper bags.
Love them
Happy Paperie Fun
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Creations are Incredible ~ Paper must be Your Passion...

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Your art is so beautiful, Joanne! I can't believe that's paper bags!!!!

Hugs!
Lori

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow! my lunch bags never looked like that! and those faucet arm paper dolls are adorable! so many great pieces! Love every one of them!

The French Bear said...

Beautiful!!! Your paper projects are so pretty!!!
I love the birds!
Margaret B

stampdiva said...

Whacky is such fun but I particularly love your vintage art. Lynne M

French Cupboard said...

Wow - you have some really unique art! I love it all!! Thank you for sharing. Blessings... Polly

Drawn to The Sea said...

All your creations are wonderful, but I simply love, love, love the birds!