Use It Tuesday - Patterned Papers

Do you have a stash of patterned paper on hand? This question usually gets either a groan or an eye-roll in class. Seems we all somehow manage to build up a stash of pretty patterned papers no matter how we try to control ourselves.

As someone who loves making cards, my favorite card sketch challenge website for layered cards is Mojo Monday. The layouts shared there usually have several layers so I know I can turn to them to "de-stash" and end up with a lovely card to boot. Another nice thing about this site is that they have made their previous sketches easy to find and print out. Here's a card created using last week's challenge, sketch #305:

Another idea is to turn your Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) into envelopes. We have a great tool coming out next month which will make creating envelopes SUPER easy, but you can make them now without anything more than a paper trimmer and some adhesive.
  • Check out this post sharing a video link on how you can make your own envelope.
  • This post contains step-by-step instructions for creating square envelopes.

Stamps: From My Heart
Colors: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Labels Collection
Embellishments: Jewels Basic Pearls