Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Cut It Out

What do you do with a gorgeous piece of designer paper like this one?  It looks too pretty to cut - and it is often too busy to use effectively as a background.  The answer is actually cutting it up - and not just a gentle trim either!

Cut out the designs for a great effect whether you are making cards or scrapbook pages.  These two pages were both embellished using some of the above Basic Grey paper from the Marakesh collection.  I've still got lots of great designs left on the one sheet of this paper I had.

First I cut out a portion of the design in a square and then trimmed around the edges of some of the flowers.

Then I started cutting out individual flowers for embellishements.  A few strips of other papers and a couple of stickers and the pages were done.

Other Project Notes:
  • The background paper for "a Toast" started as plain white cardstock.  Stampin' Up!'s Sanded stamp and some Ranger distress ink really made it fit in with the DSP background for the other page. 
  • "TOAST" started as undressed chipboard.  I had trouble matching the paint color getting my first effort too green, so I went over it with paint that was too blue.  A little of this, a little of that and it was just right.  Don't you just love the distressed look?  Nothing has to match perfectly.

So don't hoard your paper, cut it up and make something even more beautiful. 
Thanks for stopping by this Tuesday!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Sanded, Itty Bitty Backgrounds by SU!
Ink:  Ranger Antique Linen; Groovy Guava by SU!
DSP, stickers and brads: Marakesh collection by Basic Grey
Ledger background DSP:  Basics collection by Basic Grey
Jouraling sticker:  Cherry Hill by October Afternoon


  1. Love what and how you've used that gorgeous designer paper. Your scrap pages are all fabulous! (And I LOVE DDR, too!! We have two metal dance platforms in our bonus room. It's great exercise.)

  2. Oh my gosh! I just had to laugh... after talking about DDR in my first comment, when I went to post the comment the word I had to type to post it was "cluts"! LOL How did it know?!?

  3. I love how you used your pretty paper.
    I find I can use my pretty paper on my mini albums, but have trouble using or cutting it up for my layouts. What is up with that?


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