Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday--Corrugated Letters

Hello Everybody!

Hope all is well! I also want to extend a Welcome! to my newest follower!

In some of my magazines I've noticed letters that look like they are corrugated. The letters look similar to cardboard, but they are thinner and are in a variety of colors.

You can buy those letters...or you can make those letters if you have a few things.

One is a way to make letters. Letters that are made from a die cut machine or stencils that you trace and cut out by hand. The bigger and wider the letters, the more effect will take place (or so I think).

So here I made a couple of letters from my Cricut machine. I put them on a white background so we can see them better.

The 2nd thing you need is one of these paper crimpers. I don't know what the official name is but I think they still sell them at the bigger craft stores. I put the G into the slot, move the knobs, and it crimps the paper.

Here is my crimped G. Depending on how you put your letter in the crimper, determines if the crimps will be horizontal or vertical or diagonal. So it's cool to have a few options.

Here is my second example--N.

The G crimps are horizontal and the N crimps are vertical. If it fits, it crimps! Shapes, letters, and I don't even know what else--yet!

Until next time my friends...have fun with letters!

1 comment:

Tanya Ham said...

Neat idea! I've always wondered what to use a paper crimper for, now this is a fabulous idea! :) TFS