6 Ways to Use Coffee Dyed Paper

My last post was all about coffee dying paper. If you didn’t check it out, be sure to HERE! If you’re anything like me, you may see a fun project or technique and you decide to do it, like coffee dying paper. But, once you’ve had your fun, you’re not quite sure what to do with what you’ve made or created. Today, I want to share fun ideas so you can USE all that coffee dyed paper! Keep reading below, or watch the full video to see 6 ways to use coffee dyed paper!


6 Ways to Use Coffee Dyed Paper – The Video


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Printing

I’m starting with an idea that I did give in the previous video and that is printing onto your coffee dyed paper. You can print with either an ink jet or laser jet as long as you are printing AFTER you’ve dyed your paper. This is a great way to use your coffee dyed paper! I love the look of the printed images. It gives a vintage effect to anything you print onto coffee dyed paper!

I printed these beautiful butterflies onto a piece of computer paper that I dyed. You can find them HERE in my Etsy shop if you want to print them, too!

I also have a set of butterfly wings that would look beautiful printed onto coffee dyed paper, too! You can find them HERE!

**If you want to print BEFORE dying your paper. Be sure to use a laser jet printer, not ink jet, so your ink doesn’t run!**

Making Your Own Vintage Ephemera

Finding vintage ephemera for junk journaling and scrapbooking can be hard, time consuming and expensive. However, you can create your own by printing images, cutting them out and coffee dying them! I did a few pieces in the video above, and here is a look at them!

You can find so many great images online! Just be sure to give credit when appropriate and follow the copyright of the images you do find.

If you want a set of ephemera and don’t feel like hunting them down, you can find so many great sets on Etsy. I do have one set at the moment, which is an Easter set, but I do plan to add more to my shop as time allows. It does take quite a lot of work to find, edit, coordinate, and make some of these photos usable, so I will be adding them to my Etsy shop for a nominal price to pay myself for my time and work. You can find the ephemera pack HERE.

Die Cutting

I am a card maker, and that’s how I plan to use a lot of this coffee dyed paper that I created. I included a few ideas in the video above, but there are endless possibilities. In the video, I used old book pages and die cut them. Old book pages are gorgeous when die cut with a cover plate. Or just used as little accent pieces on your card. I did that with an easter basket that I die cut, also from an old book page. Then, I added a few ephemera pieces from my Easter kit above to complete it!

**I did try cutting an SVG file with my Cricut Maker and a piece of coffee dyed book paper. It was an old text book with a slightly heavier weight and a slick surface. It did cut beautifully. My settings were for a piece of regular 20 lb. paper. Just be careful when removing the cut from the mat. It can tear pretty easily! If you want an easier time removing the paper or you want to do a more intricate cut, use a heavier piece of coffee dyed paper.**

DIY Journals and Note Books

This is one of my favorite ways to coffee dyed notebook paper, graph paper and grid paper. The journals and notebooks are so easy to create and they are great for craft fairs! Be sure to watch the video tutorial for all the details on creating each one of these notebooks and journals in the photo above!

Bookmarks

I know, using old book pages to make book marks. But I think this is a fantastic way to use books that I will never read, old sheet music and old encyclopedia pages. These are also great projects for craft fairs and classes that you may be teaching. There are quite a few ideas and inspiration pieces in the photo above and the video tutorial, so be sure to check it out!

You may also notice the butterfly wings in the photo above. Those are from the butterfly wings sticker sheets available in my Etsy shop. Again, you can find those HERE!

Paper Ruffles

A few posts back, I shared how to create paper ruffles. They are so easy to make and a great way to use scraps from your other projects! Coffee dying paper is a process and takes some time and work. I don’t like to waste any and this is a great way to make sure I don’t! Making paper ruffles is also a fun way to use maps and sheet music that you don’t quite know what to do with. It creates a break in the images, so you’re able to use those obscure pieces on a more general scrapbook or journal page!

Check out that video tutorial HERE to learn how to create paper ruffles!


I hope you all enjoyed a look at several different ways you can use your coffee dyed paper. If you try any of these ideas, I would love to see them! Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you do! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, I’ve linked what I can below! Until next time, happy crafting!!

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Butterflies Printable Sticker Sheet
Butterflies Printable Sticker Sheet
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Butterfly Wings Printable Sticker Sheet
Butterfly Wings Printable Sticker Sheet
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Vintage Easter Ephemera Pack
Vintage Easter Ephemera Pack
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Hamilton Beach 40864 Electric Tea Kettle
Hamilton Beach 40864 Electric Tea Kettle
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Disposable Vinyl Gloves Medium Size
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Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb
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Amazon Basics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inch 20Lb Paper
Amazon Basics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inch 20Lb Paper
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Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer
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