Hi everyone, Sue here with a new post and it’s all about patterned paper and without a card in sight!
If you follow me at all, you know that I rarely use the stuff on my cards because I’m just not comfortable trying to figure out the whole patterns and colours going together thing but when I saw the wonderful scrapbook kits we got from Gossamer Blue I really wanted to play with a lot of the goodies and decided I would do so without making any cards..
If you’re not familiar with Gossamer Blue, please go check them out here. They have so many items in their kits, including rubber stamps, papers, ink and embellishments. I’m using products from the March 2014 Main Kit and the March 2014 Life Pages Kit.
I started off by making two quick and easy projects. A bookmark and a gift card holder.
I used some striped paper to make the bookmark, added gold stamping with Hero Arts stars and added chipboard alpha stickers to personalize the bookmark.
When giving someone a gift card how about placing it in your handmade card inside a jazzed up glassine envelope. I die cut the Hero Arts speech bubbles from journaling cards and stamped some sentiments. Simple but fun!
Next up is a gift wrapped package.
Have you thought of using some of your paper stash to decorate a present? I took kraft wrapping paper (or parcel paper) and gold stamped it with circle images to go along with the circles that appear in the the papers I’m using.
I layered two patterned papers with a gold foil paper between them for a pretty belly band to go around the gift. I wrapped twine around the package as well and used it to attach the tag and the heart charm.
Inside the kit were these journaling tags and I wasn’t sure how I could use them since I don’t scrapbook.
I decided to punch some flower shapes out of them and make embellishments. You can’t even tell that these papers had words and numbers on them once punched out and layered to make the flowers.
I hope this gives you some ways to incorporate patterned papers into more than just your card making. And please visit Gossamer Blue to see all their wonderful products.
In case you’ve missed it, we have a new challenge going on right now. Wow us with your stenciled projects and you could win a gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until March 14th to play along.
Thanks for visiting with me today!