Weekly Warm Up: Paper Palooza Week

Welcome to our week-long celebration of all things paper! With its colors, patterns, textures, and more, paper offers so many fun, funky, and beautiful ways to showcase our memories. That’s why we love it and are celebrating it on the CK blog this week. Visit often for techniques, tips, and inspiration for your scrapbook pages all week long.

Today, we’ll kick things off with a tip for patterned paper. It’s not just for backgrounds! As Dream Team member Laura Vegas shows in this adorable page, you can also make lovely pockets from patterned paper.

To make pockets like Laura’s:

1 Cut blocks of pattern paper to 51⁄2” wide and various heights, ranging from 2″ to 6″.

2 Apply adhesive to bottom and sides of each block. Add brads to sides of each strip, to reinforce and embellish pockets.

3 Slip tags, journaling spots, memorabilia, or extra photos into pockets.

Tip: If you don’t have any memorabilia to go with your photos, make your own. Laura didn’t have a scorecard from the miniature golfing adventure (since the girls didn’t keep score), so she made tags for the girls to write down how they did. Instant memorabilia!

Want more tips for patterned paper? Check out our new special issue, Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper, on sale now! As a CK blog reader, use the exclusive coupon code TIPSCKBLOG for 20% off your purchase between now and May 31 in our online store.

If you’d like to win a copy of this special issue, as well as a selection of patterned paper to use on your pages, leave a comment letting us know what kinds of patterns you like best on your patterned paper (florals, polka dots, etc.) between now and May 27, 2010. Two lucky winners will be randomly chosen from the comments to win a free copy!


Jennafer Martin, editor-in-chief

P.S. We’ve posted some of the winners from our Time-Saving Tools week giveaways, so be sure to check the Giveaways tab and see if you’re a winner!

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137 Responses to Weekly Warm Up: Paper Palooza Week

  1. Ruth Woolery says:

    LOVE the pockets! I will definitely use this! For my little girl, I love flowers, but for my boys, it’s all stripes!

  2. Jeannine S. says:

    I love glitter paper! Flowers with glitter in the center, glitter on the leaves, glitter on polka dots, or glitter on anything. :)

  3. Brenda C says:

    Anything by Fancy Pants!!!! Or Basic Grey.

  4. I really like polka dots,stripes, and swirls! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I love all patterned paper! I especially love to mix patterns and colors! :)

  6. jamie says:

    Anything with butterflies is great!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  7. Merri Lynn says:

    I find I like all kinds of paper but if I would have to pikc just one I think it would have to be florals. They are always so colorful so it is easy to pull other papers to use and the colors make me happy when I look at it.

  8. Brenda S. says:

    I LOVE patterned paper, I do alot of concert pages, so I try to match up the patterned paper with the song and/or artist.

    I use lots of flowered pages, lots of country type papers and love matching up patterned paper with the theme of the page.

  9. Kay says:

    I like dots, but also small flowers for my granddaughter’s pages. For the boys I like bold geometric designs.

  10. Kimberly Ann says:

    I am way into stripes – perfect for journaling or cutting into small strips.

  11. Irene Butler says:

    Hmmm, I am a PP JUNKIE! I have been known to sneak a picture or two just because I have the “right” paper to scrap a page around!!! I use all styles in one way or another… It’s what makes me weak in the knees at the craft store every time!

  12. Deanne says:

    I am loving polka dots right now…..lots of them!

  13. love, love polka dots!

  14. I am a flower girl!

  15. Jean D says:

    I love bright colours for cards and more muted tones for pages. LOVE pads so that you get a variety of patterns that co-ordinate

  16. Abbie Cliff says:

    Since I usually scrap boy pages I love stripes and circles but my very very favorite is paper with stars. I like the grungy looking or distressed patterns the best.

  17. brenda says:

    I usually love polka dots and subtle stripes or tone on tone patterns.

  18. Jen shears says:

    Polka dots are always a fave, but many, many patterned papers have found there way to my home! Thanks for the chance to win a copy too! :)

  19. Jessica L. says:

    I love vintage papers with a modern edge to them (think October Afternoon and Making Memories Vintage Findings)

  20. Wanda Marlowe says:

    love stripes

  21. sandra m. says:

    I like background types of paper…tiny dots, plaid, checks, etc…

  22. nerdgrl says:

    I don’t know that I have a favorite type of patterned paper; it’s more the colors IN the paper that attract my eye for the specific LO I’m doing.

  23. Janet says:

    I love alot of patterned paper but the shabby chic look is my fav!

  24. Suz says:

    I’m so a patterned paper junkie. I love small geometrical that can be used as a solid, stripes because they last so long used in strips, and dots… well just because.

  25. Georgette says:

    love your blogs! love to win things also..maybe some florals, stripes, paisley, or even toile. Gosh i really can’t choose any will do.

  26. Jacki says:

    I love stripes. I also really like the new papers that have the pattern going diagonally across the page.

  27. Diane S. says:

    I use ALL kinds of patterned paper-I am in love with it! I love cosmo, webster,pink paislee, AC, scenic route,, etc,etc-any brand all styles-I am an eclectic!!

  28. Marla H. says:

    I am pretty much addicted to any kind of patterned paper but love dots, stripes and flowers the best.

  29. Carrie S says:

    I love all kinds of patterned paper. Right now, I am in love with anything that has bright colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Teresa Jaye says:

    I like patterned paper that has elements that can be “fussy cut”. I also like when a collection includes a patterned paper (or back) that is very subtle so it can be used as background paper instead of plain cardstock.

  31. Michele K says:

    I love any kind of patterned paper. Which pattern I use depends on my pictures and how funky I want my layout.

  32. I love stripes, then polka dots/small pattern.

  33. Lisa says:

    I loves stripes (mostly skinny ones) & polka dots (mostly small ones). Thanks for the giveaway! Would love a copy of this special issue.

  34. Amber B says:

    I am a POLKA DOT fan – not only on my scrapbook pages but in the clothes I wear, dishes I use, and home decor!

  35. Kari J says:

    I love anything with polka dots or vintage!

  36. Victoria S. says:

    I love love love polka dots and flowers!

  37. Arianne says:

    I {heart} polka dots and stripes on my background.

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