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« on: March 13, 2010 05:58:26 PM »

i've got 4 books of these wall paper samples. at least i think it's wall paper. what should i use them for?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010 06:27:54 PM »

bookmaking, cardmaking, cover an ugly box and make it cool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010 06:49:02 PM »

I use it to make journal covers.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010 08:50:39 PM »

I wonder if they would work for paper beads, you could also make some funky patterned bracelets.  If they are big enough, use them to mat pictures in a frame (or use them to decorate the frames).
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010 07:53:02 AM »

A few years back I was working for an interior designer. I was able to get my hands on some upholstery samples about the same size as your wallpaper ones. I took them and created a patchwork table cloth for a dinner party. I also epoxied them to my closet doors in a patchwork design as well. I really enjoyed it (until I moved) and got a lot of compliments out of it too. So those are some thoughts! Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010 02:55:36 PM »

I saw this on another site the other week, such an original idea!


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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010 05:17:13 PM »

When I was a little girl my cousin used to get wallpaper sample books like these for me.  I used them to "wallpaper" my dollhouse.  She used them for scrapbooking. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010 08:30:13 PM »

ooh, lucky you! I would use them for ATCs and altered journals.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010 02:13:14 PM »

I would most definitely use these for cards, book making, and for scrapbooking. Maybe creating collages for framing, or as really awesome notecards. You could cut them into strips and weave them to make a neat bookmark for yourself. The possibilities are indeed endless! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010 05:29:15 PM »

Oooh! Good score. I've been meaning to go looking for discarded wallpaper books.  I would use them for many things from altered books to card making to mixed media collage.
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