Monday, August 15, 2011

Getting the most from your patterned paper

Summer simple pleasures by Tena Ellison. Supplies - Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; Twine: Pink Paislee; Ink: Colorbox.

I know for most of us using the right embellishment is an important part of creating a layout. But if you're looking for a way to get the most from your patterned paper while creating a layout with the perfect matching embellishments...try using only your patterned paper. Instead of trying to match different embellishments to your papers, let the paper do the work for you.

I know we all have these great embellishments that we've spent lots of money on but sometimes keeping it simple can be a good thing and a way to change things up, best of all you know your embellishment will match your papers perfectly because they are made with your patterned paper.

For my layout above I used patterned papers from Simple Stories 100 days of summer collection. It's a wonderful line that has great designs, phrases, journaling blocks and a distressed look already on the papers. I simply cut out the banner letters, trees and flowers to match the background sheet. I also used the cut banner letters and part of the journaling block phrase as my title...all from my patterned paper.

This was a fun, simple and easy layout to put together and best of all, no searching around for embellishments.


  1. I agree! It's a great idea especially if you are like me trying to use up your scraps. What a pretty layout & sweet journaling. TFS!

  2. Consider this page lifted. Don't you love this paper line.

  3. Thanks ladies...tsrel lift away!

  4. Great idea. I love the layout and the colors. Thanks for helping us out. This is a nice idea to remember when the Mojo Fairy is on vacation.

  5. Great pp idea, love the journaling!



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