It's Time to Relax!
Patterned Paper can add color, dimension, and fun to any layout, but pushing it around your background paper to find the perfect placement can take oodles of time. The answer…paper strips! Let’s be honest they can really only be placed horizontally and vertically, right? Paper strips are basically a fool proof, quick way to make your layouts interesting. Here are few examples of how paper strips can put the WOW in no time in your layout!
These quick and easy layouts must have given you some ideas of how to cut down on your scrapping time, especially when scrapping time may not be all that plentiful. What are you waiting for? Go get scrapping!
Cheek by Nicole Pomeroy
Supplies: Paper: Echo Park Paper, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Bella Paper Crafts, Rub-Ons: 7Gypsies, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Tags: BasicGrey, Stickers: BasicGrey, Echo Park Paper, Brads: Pink Paislee, Paint: Jo Sonyas, Other: thread, jewelery tags, fabric. Tools: Punches: Martha Stewart.
Design Notes: Use an old toothbrush to flick paint across your background to add dimension.
Journaling: One little boy full of fun and mischief.
After the Storm by Michelle Unruh
Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper, Doodle Bug Designs, Cardstock: American Crafts, Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Alphabet Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, Brads: Pink Paislee, Pens: Creative Memories, Sketch: Scrap-a-Little, Other: ribbon, bling.
Design Notes: Using a kit from your favorite kit club can speed up you scrapping. This layout was created with a kit along with some items from my stash.
Journaling: Going out and swinging after being cooped up inside because of the rain is something you enjoy.
Wild Night by Frances Sylvia
Supplies: Paper, Stickers: Reminisce, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Core’dinations, Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug, Sassafras Lass, Buttons: BasicGrey, Bling: Bo Bunny Press, Pens: Zig Writer (EK Success), Floss: DMC. Tools: Border Punches: Fiskars.
Design Notes: I used paper strips to anchor my picture, my title, and my date…super quick.
Journaling: Rainforest Café, Galveston, Texas, Summer '09.