This past holiday season, I had the wonderful opportunity to join up with Scrapbook.com for their 12 Days of Holiday sales event, and one of the products they sent me to play with was this Waffleflower Crafts Special Delivery paper pad. I made a couple of projects with it back then, but the paper has been sitting neglected since. This past week I went on a marathon crafting spree and challenged myself to use up the entire paper pad, and today I wanted to share my results with you.
Now the Special Delivery collection does include a matching stamp and die set, which I don’t have. But I still managed to end up with 7 cards and 8 tags using only the paper pad and a bit of white cardstock and twine. To mimic the postage stamp edges throughout the paper line, I relied on an older Tim Holtz die set and Fiskars border punch… unfortunately both retired now, but this scrappy project was a challenge to use what I had.
This is a smaller paper pad, with only 12 sheets of 12 designs, instead of the standard 24 papers you see in most small pads. Fortunately there were 3 sheets of images that could be cut apart for the focal point of the designs, and one sheet of tiny blocks that I cut into strips and squares, too.
Since there were pairs of images, I replicated each design where I could, simply switching out the background papers here and there. And I really did use every square inch of paper, even the smallest of strips which became small banners or tabs. And if a scrap was too small to reach across the card, I cut it in half and hid the gaps behind other items.
When it came down to the final two images, which were a bit too small all on their own, I combined them onto one card. And although I could have stopped at this point, I moved onto tags from there.
For the tags, I adhered whatever strip or small block of paper I had remaining onto cardstock, and then die cut the tag shapes. I started with a medium-sized Photo Play Paper tag die, and worked down to a smaller tag die for the final two. They are a real patchwork of piecing, but I like that about them.
This was such a fun project, and probably the first time I’ve managed to use absolutely everything from one pad or one kit in it’s entirety. 7 cards and 8 tags (sorry, I’m noticing that one small tag didn’t get its close-up… but you can see it in the top photo) feels like a pretty good accomplishment from one small pad. Plus I have a bonus post with two additional cards, if you’d like even more Special Delivery inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies that I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Stacked Postage Framelits die set
Fiskars Postage Edge border die