Monday, October 15, 2012

Cuckoo for Cardboard

I don't know why, but I've been on a real roll, recycling and crafting with cardboard.  I cut up any unneeded boxes of all sizes, as Heaven knows I just can't throw them AWAY!..  And then I save the pieces for whatever artistic purpose or project I might come up with next.  And inspiration for such projects can be found 'round Blogland all the time!

For example Chan, from HERE on her blog, or from HERE on her YouTube channel, shows how to make cardboard dolls.  Well, I LOVE dolls of ALL sorts, and Chan's dolls were so cute that I couldn't resist trying to make a few of my own.  The first doll I used in an art journal page.

The second doll, a good little witch, I made to hang up on all wall for a Halloween decoration.

The third doll I made... hang on another cardboard project I made.

It's a visual board...  A homemade bulletin board of sorts, made of cardboard, to display personal reminders, little notes of spiritual up-lifters, and photos/pictures representing any goals, dreams, etc., etc...  Jennibellie shows you how to make one HERE.

Jenni also shares how to make your own handmade stamps, HERE, and HERE, so I had fun using up some cardboard scraps for these too! (and you all know I've got plenty of scrap yarn for a project like this!)

These will be fun to use in my art journal-mixed media pages!  The trouble is, of course I couldn't just stop there, so I got out my fun foam and made MORE homemade stamps!

(Note:  I'm showing you the word stamps before I glued the letters down, because then I'll have to glue them backwards...   so that they'll print right-wards!  Got that???)

Next I decided to make another little cardboard guitar, like the one I made in my previous post...

But this time I added a little more detail, just for fun!  With some bling and some Stickles, I think it will look perfect on the bottom right corner of my visual board...   You know...  To remind me to practice my guitar, instead of thinking "woulda, shoulda, coulda", right?  In fact, I think I'm going to put it on there right now!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
and I hope your day's a good one!


Kristina said...

Love the projects you are making. Neat visual board also.

Lynn said...

You are so artistic! I also save cardboard, but I never thought of making dolls! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn Dube said...

Your dolls are fabulous! The witch is my favorite!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwww!!! The dolls and the guitar are amazing!!! Loveeeeee your vision board too!!!

Chan said...

Hi there. I love your little dolls. They are so precious. I like how you took the idea and made it into your own. I really like how you styled the hair and how you cut bangs into the hair for the doll. Very creative. Thanks for sharing this and letting me see it. God bless, Chan

Happy Crocheter said...


I love dolls too and I especially love your cardboard dolls. Thanks for sharing them.

Love and Hugs,

Debbie said...

I love all of it....and your guitar is beautiful....your real guitar is too. I play some and really enjoy it....when I actually pick it up! You are so talented!

Leann said...

You amaze me - you have so many different talents Tina! Love the recycle uses!


Jessica Sporn said...

Wow. What great projects. I'm going right over to those tutorials after I post here. Love the dolls fave is the third one with her schoolgirl outfit and long hair. Looks like a young me! Thanks for visiting me and hope you all dried off safe and sound!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Tina! You are so darn creative! I absolutely LOVE your dolls!!!! I especially love the first one and how you used her for your art journal page! I hope all is well with you, my friend!!!

Sandy Ang said...

what a fun project !