I like patterned paper. There. I said it. Sure cardstock is pretty, but come on, now isn’t this fun?!?…
Yikes. I have a lot of friends who look at my piles of scrappy paper and utter aloud, “ Now what in the world would I do with that?” I think the problem some people have when looking at busy pp is that they just don’t look close enough. When I look at a sheet of pp I see what my pink Cutterbee scissors can do with it. The very first thing I do when I get home from the scrappy store with a bunch of new supplies is to start cutting up my paper. See that first Sassafras paper above? I just started cutting into it. I looked for sections of designs I could cut out while still maintain some orderly shape. I cut out 2 corners of flowers and mounted them on my base paper. See here. Take note of the upper and lower left corners.
Next I found some more single flowers and cut them out and mounted them on popdots. Besides my trusty Cutterbees I also NEED a plethora of popdots to add to my patterned paper creations. Like so…
I also cut out one of those cute frames from the second Sass paper. I cut out the owl that was framed and backed it with a scrap of another Sass paper. I used that for some of my journaling. To finish it off I used yet another busy Sass scrap and punched the butterflies.
For this next page from my archives, I used the 3rd Sassafras paper. Isn’t she lovely?
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Now, that’s what I call a sheet of paper with endless possibilities. There are so many cool elements to fussy cut. The first thing I did was cut out the top set of rainbow rings. But to clean up the edge I simply took a piece of pp and and pleated it and followed the curve of the edge of the Sass paper. Once I had it just the way I wanted it, I stitched it down. I added a couple more pieces of paper handcut once again and popped up one of them (the frame) with another popdot. Like so..
For yet a final design element I used another paper and hand cut the branch. It was facing the wrong direction for my page, so I simply rotated it before I adhered it. Rather than gluing down each single leaf and branch I only tacked down the main branch leaving the rest to kinda flutter in the breeze. Like so…
I hope you’ve enjoyed your peek into my mind when I’m playing with my paper and glue. Now go out and get cutting!