Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Working your Pattern Paper designs

I love pattern paper.  (No kidding, right?) Despite all my stamps and the new masks I've been buying to do my own designs, I just can't resist pretty paper.  One of my favorite things to do with pattern paper is to cut along the design either in a border or to cut out elements for embellishment.

I also love to have the elements of my page support the story.  Designer paper can help with that. In this layout, we visited a coffee/wine bar and shops in 1920's era building.  I selected papers and those great Cosmo Cricket buttons that reminded me of the era.

The business card is from one of the places we visited.  It includes the name of the area and the colors match perfectly - just luck on that one.

Here is the journaling.  The font is Harlow which reminds me of this 20's era.

So today's video uses this sketch and focuses on how to use the designs of your paper and reinforce your page's theme:

This PDF contains the sketch and some other tips --  Scrapbooking Page - Making the Most of Pattern Paper

Watch the video at YouTube or here

Note about Project Life:  I'm saving up my photos to do a two week page and post the page and video next week.  So keep snapping away and stay tuned...

During CHA last week, I watched a lot of the product videos.  My favorite new collections of paper - not that I need it but you can tell I won't be able to resist - is My Mind's Eye Collectible series.  Do you have a favorite pattern paper company?

Thanks for visiting this week!


  1. The Cosmo Cricket is perfect for your photos and story! Very nice mix of color and pattern on your page. I like the MME releases, as well as a bunch of other stuff.

  2. Love to mix patterned papers - terrific job!

  3. You totally captured the feel of the 20s. Love this page!

  4. What a fun layout. Those papers are perfect for your theme and feeling.

  5. Another great page Lisa.
    I love pattern paper as well, I am overflowing with it, lol.
    Honestly I don't have a favourite paper company.

  6. Wonderful take on the sketch and I love how you used all the pattern paper!

  7. Like you, I adore patterned paper and can never get enough of it! Love your layout.

  8. Great ideas! Love how it turned out. I like to hear others go through their process and like that you shared all of the careful decisions you made to reinforce the theme and make the page so cohesive. I think the MME Collectable line was a standout! Can't wait to see it IRL. :)

  9. Saw this on Two Peas and was immediately drawn to it. Fantastic!


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