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