Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Paper Picking

Sometimes there are just so many wonderful designer papers to choose from it is hard to know what to buy.  I've bought my share of beautiful papers that just stayed on a shelf always passed by because they never worked for a page.  I'm finding I need more of the basics.  Here are a couple of tips on paper selection.  The tips are in the first half of the video. The rest is just the fun stuff I've gotten in my last couple of orders.

(The video features one of the new Basic Grey collections and also lots of stamps.)
Watch at  YouTube


Tips:

  • Don't overlook the "B" sides particularly with holiday papers on sale.
  • Look for simplier tone-on-tone, light colored papers for backgrounds.
  • You can add distressing, you can't take it away.
I'm actually surprised at many of my purchases. Surprised because I stuck to what I said I wanted to buy (I usually change my mind a dozen times).   During CHA I did a post on products that appealed to me and I've bought 4 out of 5 of those items and haven't gotten into too many other things.  

Thanks for visiting today!  Tomorrow I'll have two layouts from National Scrapbooking day (weekend).

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