This year, I decided to go on a spending freeze for my crafting supplies. As a result, I’ve had to come up with creative ways to use what I have. If you’re like me, you probably have a rather large collection of patterned paper that you’re not sure how to use. In today’s video, I’m going to share some unique ideas for incorporating your favorite patterns into your scrapbook pages and cards. I hope the project inspires you.
This amazing scrapbook layout is perfect for recording memories of your favorite book lover. The patterns, embellishments, and book cut file are part of the September Hip Kit collection. This new collection, named “New Day,” features excellent icons and images for back-to-school, daily life, and everyday memories.
If you are looking for a creative way to make use of your leftover patterned paper scraps, cut files, like this row of books, are a great project to start with. This row of books at the base of the page features an array of vivid colors with simple little icons and images.
Not a fan of bright colors? Consider a vintage vibe with darker hues and some ink distressing to create a unique look. You can fill the images with a solid pattern and personalize it with stamps or die cuts to make it your own.
When backing your cut file, it’s essential that the embellishments complement the design instead of overpowering it.
For instance, on this row of books, I formed three groups of embellishments, each consisting of circular images, florals, and butterflies. If you want to achieve consistency, make sure that the same colors and shapes are used in all the groups.
In this charming set of coffee-themed images, I incorporated similar shapes, colors, and random bits of patterned paper from the Hip Kit. I’ve added another paper scrap to my book and used it as the label. This was taken from a product strip in the collection.
All three of the clusters I created serve as anchor points, aligning with the other two clusters on the page. They share similar images, icons, colors, and patterns from the Hip Kit.
Not only can you use your patterns to fill cut files, but you can take it a step further and cut patterns apart to use the images as a border.
For instance, on the top of my page, I cut circles from patterned paper using a stitching die and arranged them into rows to create a playful scallop border. The patterns and colors in the circles are similar to the ones in the books.
By incorporating like patterns and colors throughout the page, each element complements one another bringing cohesiveness to the page. As a result, the page is more balanced and visually appealing.
Join me today as we delve into more creative ways to use pattern paper in scrapbooking. I’ll also provide expert tips and tricks that you won’t want to miss!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns! Try combining different patterns and colors to create a fun and eclectic look. Just make sure that the patterns you choose complement each other and don’t clash. I hope these ideas inspire you to dig into your patterned paper stash and create some fun and unique projects!
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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