Crimping paper is something that you can use for arts and crafts. It has some ridges that make it nicer to look at. You can use crimping paper for cards, decorations, gifts, scrapbooks, picture frames and many more. It is really easy to make your own crimping paper. All you need are a few materials so that you can start making your crimping paper.
Follow these steps to learn how to make crimping paper:
- Materials that you need. The materials that you need for making crimping paper are a paper crimper and different colors of paper. For this, it is better to use thick paper so that you can come up with a sturdy paper even when it gets crimped. There are different types of paper crimper available. Some of them are the wave, straight and others that have images. You can purchase a paper crimper on the website Scrapbooking Warehouse. You can also purchase some craft paper from the website.
- Cut the paper. Cut the paper according to the size that you want it to be. You can cut them in long strips or in wider widths. Just make sure that the paper’s size is just enough to be fed through the paper crimper.
- Crimping the paper. Now you can start crimping the paper. Feed the paper through the crimper. When you do this, make sure that the paper goes in straight. If it does not, you might end up with crimped paper that does not have a design that is aligned. When the paper feeds through the crimper, start turning the crank on the crimper. This will feed the paper through and the crimper will add the design to your paper. Keep cranking until the entire paper has gone through. When it gets out of the other end of the crimper, your paper is already crimped.
- Now you can create many different decorative items with the use of your crimping paper. Find out some of the things that you can do to by reading the tips that are provided below.
- Greeting cards. Instead of buying greeting cards from the store, you can use the crimping paper that you made to make your own greeting cards. You can do this for birthdays, Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and many more. Add other designs to the greeting cards, such as beads, cutouts and many more.
- Scrapbook. Another good use for crimping paper is for adding decorations to your scrapbook. You can cut the crimping paper in smaller pieces and use them as boarders or designs to make your scrapbook more attractive. You can also use the crimping paper as a decoration for the cover of your scrapbook.
Now you know how to make crimping paper and the things that you can do
with it. Making crimping paper is really easy and you can do this
together with your kids. Prepare some art materials such as paper, glue,
glitters markers stamps and the crimping paper so that your kids can
make their very own artwork.