I have temporarily closed down my etsy shop so I can revamp it and hopefully make some sales. I am working on a series of cards made from recycled paper bags and found paper. Making invitations seems to produce a lot of random paper just laying around and for some reason I have an obsession with paper bags. Here is a seek peak.
The cards above are made from paper bags. I cut them and lined the inside with left over card stock. The leaf is a stencil I made using a piece of transparency (you know the stuff teachers use to use before PowerPoint).
The one below is left over paper from my wedding invitations. I created a stencil from a piece of cardstock and then painted the black lines freehand.
Check out my tutorial on how to make the paper bag notecards on Thomasville's City Beautification blog: http://citybeautification.blogspot.com