I have a yellow typewriter and I often hide it away because it goes with absolutely nothing in my house. It’s a good looking typewriter so I would like to display it in some way.
This weekend I was flipping through a copy of Daphne’s Diary, a favourite magazine. Now I don’t like to waste things and Daphne’s Diary is full of great crafty articles, free stuff and beautiful artwork. So I decided to get some use from it other than flipping through the pages and admiring the work of many talented crafters.
I was inspired by a piece of artwork I saw on Pinterest a great source of inspiration. I set to work with a 1″ punch. I punched out a whole bunch of pretty squares from just one page of the magazine and ended up with around 20, which I sorted until I found 9 that I thought worked well together. I chose the background paper based on some free paper received in the Daphne’s Diary magazine (it matched my typewriter perfectly).
I punched 9 slightly larger squares and adhered my chosen ‘Inchies’ to one corner, trimming them down so that I had a thin border of Stampin’ UP! Crushed Curry Cardstock around each square. I chose a contrast Cardstock in Midnight Muse, a favourite Stampin’ UP! Cardstock now sadly retired.
This is a simple and economical way to display your artwork, and it’s really fun to make.
Stampin’ UP! Punches 1″ and 1¼”
Cardstock: Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse (r)
Magazine and patterned paper to match your layout.
Leave a comment to let me know what you think.