Thursday, June 17, 2010

Patterned Paper + Me 4Evr!


*Whew* I got it out of my system. That was me shouting! Of all the yummy paper crafting supplies out there, patterned paper is my absolute favorite... I would live in a house built of patterned paper if I could! (okay, I wouldn’t really, but it’s nice to daydream about) Years ago, when I had a tiny scrapbooking budget, I blew all my allowance on patterned paper. I created whole pages with just paper... no chipboard, no jewels, no ribbon, just paper! I decided to challenge myself to see if I still had that thrifty scrapper in me... turns out I still do! I made two layouts with just paper and letter stickers. Go me!

The first layout (made with the new On the Coast collection) came together so easily... I spotted those huge, gorgeous flowers on the Hibiscus paper and knew they were just calling for me to cut them out! I love hand cutting patterns from paper... I find it relaxing. It’s like scrappy yoga! I cut some cute little seashells from the glittery Low Tide paper, glued it all down around my photos, added some tiny circles from my hole punch, and I was done!

I also love to create texture with patterned paper. I’ve become addicted to my sewing machine, which makes it easy to create lots of layered ruffles, like this:

I added some of those gorgeous glittered flowers from the Jocelyn collection and I was finished.

I loooooove all my chipboard, jewels, ribbon and other scrapbooking goodies that I so happily hoard... but sometimes it’s fun to see what you can do with just one supply. Try it!



Enjoy the Ride said...

Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by all of the other goodies, that sticking to just the paper is a relief! LOVE your layouts, Nancy!

Scoobie said...

Love this layout, and can't wait to get my hands on the collection. I just love papers which can be cut into, folded etc so you can mak layouts of paper only.


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