Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kicking it old school!

Hi everybody! Norine here today, bringing you a blast from the past!

So, I don't know if any of you are old enough to actually remember this stuff, but my Dad used to plaster it on anything that didn't move. He thought it gave everything a touch of class or something!

And since nothing is new under the sun, and what goes round comes around, and what goes up must come down, and a stitch in time saves nine....it's time to renew the possibilities of MACTAC! (That's what it was called back in the day, but what I found at Home Depot was called ConTact.)

For you youngsters who have no idea what I'm talking about, it's basically shelf paper. You peel a sticky backing off and it sticks to most anything. And then you can peel it off and restick it again. It's kind of magic like that.

The first thing I started doing with it was cutting stuff with my Cricut. Shapes and shapes and then some more shapes. And using them on scrapbook pages. There were these ones....
And more recently, this one....?I used some shapes on a couple of cards.....Then I covered a composition notebook....I think this is going to make a fab gift to my sister-in-law who gardens. She can use it to keep track of how many barrow-fulls of sheep manure she used on the rutabagas this year. Riveting stuff like that, y'know?And then I began to cast my eye around (in much the same way my dad must have done) to see what else I could stick this stuff on...

At first I thought...mmmm, covering a kleenex box with woodgrain shelf paper....that might be veering a little too close to the edge of hokey....

but y'know what??? I kinda think it works!?!?




And then I thought, for the purposes of being totally tongue in cheek, and so y'alls don't think my taste is only in my mouth....I looked for something completely silly to cover in MacTac.

I thought, how funny would it be to cover a cat in woodgrain shelf paper!!! Lucky for catkind, I don't have one.

But then I thought, how about silverware!!! But DANG! if that didn't turn out cute also!? So I dunno, I think I've come to the same conclusion my dad did. Pretty much ANYthing can be improved with MacTac!

9 comments:

Judy Bagwell said...

Very cool! The garden journal is my fav.

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh that is sooo clever!!! how cool

Kim said...

Great use of contact paper!
~Kim

Colleen said...

Great use of contact paper, how very cool is that. Going to have to find me some.

KateB said...

yeah, you are so right for those of us who love vintage...who knew? I think I threw some of that out 2 yrs ago when cleaning my moms house; would've loved to have had it now for the cute notebook and totally awesome tissue box cover!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Sooooo cute, love this and everything just turned out awesome!!! I'll definitely be heading to pick some up for myself!! TFS

Wendy Crowe said...

Love it all! But that composition book is gorgeous!!!

Chelsea said...

Norine, you have done amazing things with this stuff, and thank you SOOOO much for my little care package full of it!! xoxox

Natalie said...

I've been wondering what cool stuff you used to make all your wee shapes and whatnot! What a great idea :)
Nat xox

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