What to do with Patterned Paper

Have you ever seen busy patterned paper and wondered exactly how you were supposed to use it? It can be tricky, but here's one idea to get the creative juices flowing.

How about letting the pattern take center stage?
Our Paper Snips are very sharp, very usable little scissors. You might laugh, but every time I share them with someone for the first time I always tell them to (quote), "Watch out, they're sharp." And, yup - every time - they poke themselves and I hear, "Wow. They really ARE sharp!". What? Did ya think I was fibbin'? lol
Anyway, this extra sharpness works great for fussy cutting. In this case, they cut out two extra strips of the zig-zag pattern on this sheet of Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper.
  1. After cutting out the pattern you want to use, measure it against your card and make sure you have the correct length/width you are looking for.
  2. Back your cut-work with Stampin' Dimensionals and attach to your project. You'll have enough space to slip a picture or stamped image under - just for kicks!
Want to see more? Here's another sample using a flower pattern, also from Greenhouse Gala, shared with a previous Utah Divas sketch challenge.

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Paper: Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White and Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Tools and Embellishments: Silver Brads and the always useful Paper Snips
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  1. That looks so cool!! And I love our paper snips, too!

  2. Great idea, Adriana! Need to give that one a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great that you "confessed" it's hard to use busy paper. Sometimes I think I might have been the only one who thought that!

  4. Neat idea! Yep, those paper snips are very sharp!


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