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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wrapping with scrapbook supplies


Designs by Dee Foust

Dee created 3D star toppers from patterned paper to decorate gift boxes wrapped in matching holiday papers. She punched holes in the stars’ bottom points and threaded tinsel through the holes to tie them onto the package.

For a fun touch, attach glass beads and bells with colorful crafts wire, poke the wire through the star tips, and twist the ends.

Download the star pattern.

Featured Project; Favorite Things Envelope

Favorite Things Envelope
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Beautiful Holiday Bell File

It has a bottom layer: HERE and
a top layer: HERE.

Todays Featured Video: Mixing Patterned Papers

If you are like me, mixing patterned papers can feel intimidating. It's not an unusual fear for scrapbookers, new and old timers alike. There are so many choices out there and many beginners tend to stick with cardstock and coordinating patterned paper or coordinating lines of paper by the same company.

You really can notice the difference though in a page that boldly mixes patterned paper. Just start experimenting and you will see what goes well together and those that are not so visually appealing.

Tammy mitchell gives us some tips to mixing patterned papers in her video (below). After watching it, you should be less intimidated and more confident when it comes to getting creative and mixing it up a little bit.

To start:
Look for dominant colors in your photos, or a color you would like to draw attention to, use this as a basis for selecting your paper.

First paper - Pick a more neutral, solid-colored background paper. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can even pick a very subtle patterned paper as your background paper.

Second paper - You can go for a bold patterned paper. Feel free to choose a big design but there must be something, usually a color in this bold patterned paper that complements your first paper.

Third paper - Pick a patterned paper that's more subtle so that it doesn't compete with your big, bold patterned paper. The tricky part is where you have to select a patterned paper that picks up something from both the bold patterned paper and the background paper.

So what are you waiting for, start playing with your patterned paper and see what you can come up with!

Todays Featured Blog: Jennifer Zinck

While there are not a lot of samples on her blog, Jennifer has all quality samples to share with you, I didn't find a single sample that I didnt love! Take a look for yourself!
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