How to Use Patterned Paper in Cardmaking, Part 2

By | October 18, 2017

Welcome to the conclusion of my mini series on how to use patterned paper in cardmaking.  Over these past four blog posts I’ve explored ways to use pattern paper when making handmade cards.  Today we are going to see how to use several designer paper patterns together on one card.

 

My first card uses pattern paper to cover the bottom two-thirds of the card front.  The top part is left available for stamping.

How to Use Patterned Paper in Cardmaking

DESIGN NOTES:

  • The pattern paper covers 2 3/4″ of the 4″ height of this card.  I left the top for stamping my sentiment.  I could have also chosen to stamp the sentiment on another piece of card stock, use a die cut and then attach it to the card front.
  • Notice how I used a strip of coordinating designer paper to create a narrow, contrasting border piece.
  • Designer paper used: Pick a Pattern (144163).

 

Here’s another card that combines two pieces of coordinating designer paper from the Coffee Break Designer Series paper pack (144155).

How to Use Patterned Paper in Cardmaking

DESIGN NOTES:

  • The two pieces of designer paper create the backdrop for this focal image.  Stampin’ Up! designer paper packages make is easy to find papers that go together because each paper is designed to coordinate with the other sheets in the pack.
  • Designer paper sizes are 2″ and 3 1/4″.  I used a piece of Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon (144160) over the paper seams.

 

Here’s my last card that shows how to use patterned paper in cardmaking.  It combines two pieces of pattern paper just as the last card did.

How to Use Patterned Paper in Cardmaking

 

DESIGN NOTES:

 

Interested in my other blog posts in this mini series?  Here are links:

Ways to Use Pattern Paper in Cardmaking, Part 1

Ways to Use Pattern Paper in Cardmaking, Part 2

How to Use Patterned Paper in Cardmaking, Part 1

If this series has inspired you, remember that Stampin’ Up! has an awesome designer paper sale going on during the month of October!  You can find the Stampin’ Up! Sale details here, and shop my online store here.

Designer paper is a “must have” in my craft room.  I use it in so many ways on the handmade cards I create.  I hope you have enjoyed my mini series on how to use patterned paper in cardmaking.  I’d love it if you’d comment below and share one take away you’ve learned that you’d like to try in your cardmaking!!

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