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Unique Ways to Use Pattern Paper on a Scrapbook Layout

If you are like me, pattern paper is one staple that is used to display your cherished memories. With a plethora of wonderful patterns, prints, and colors available, it’s easy to end up with designs that go unused. Today, I’m excited to share some innovative ways to use those prints and how to incorporate them into your scrapbook layouts.

sweet summer scrapbook layout using mixed media elements, three dimensional hibiscus florals, and pattern papers from hip kit club july 2023
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When I received the July kit from Hip Kit Club, I was immediately drawn to the mix of patterns and prints in this summer collection. Often, pattern papers are used as a background element or to frame photos, but there are so many other uses for your fun prints.

paper hibiscus with sewn stitches created with pattern papers from hip kit club july 2023

To add more character to my designs, I often cut flowers out of patterned paper. Layering pattern paper petals and leaves creates a distinctive effect on a page.

On this particular layout, I mixed a variety of patterns to go with those striking florals. By choosing patterns that complement each other in both scale and style, I was able to create a visually appealing design.

feeling so happy puffy sticker on rainbow from hip kit club july 2023

Using patterned die cuts adds a unique element to your layout. The patterns chosen for those elements can be used to draw attention to specific areas of the page.

Not only can you cut out your shapes and florals from patterns, but you can also create custom titles with those prints. Instead of using plain paper or stickers for your title, use patterned paper that matches the theme or colors of your layout.

sweet summer title cut with alphabet dies using striped paper from hip kit club

I selected a striped pattern for my title and carefully placed the alphabet die over the stripes to create a unique pattern across my phrase. A mix of patterns and colors would have also created a wonderful design.

Patterns that may feel too busy or overwhelming to use on a page can actually create stunning borders. I choose prints that complement the theme or colors of my photos to unify the layout.

paper hibiscus with sewn stitches next to blue ocean wave pattern border created with pattern papers from hip kit club july 2023

When I add pattern papers around my design, I like to experiment with different techniques, such as folding, tearing, or stitching. These add texture and interest to the layout.

Join me in today’s process video as I showcase some amazing techniques for adding pattern paper to your layouts. You’ll also learn some helpful tips for creating stunning florals that will take your project to the next level.

Incorporating patterned paper into your scrapbook layouts can add visual interest and variety to your pages while preserving your memories in a beautiful and creative way. I hope that these tips gave you a few ideas for using the patterns and prints in your collection.

I hope this inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.

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