Monday, January 09, 2012

Homemade patterned paper

Elena issued a really fun Papertrey Princess challenge this week: she challenged us to make our own patterned paper. I decided to use my PTI Delightful Doilies stamp set, along with my BB: Text Style I on some Rustic Cream cardstock to make mine. Then I used it to make a layout and two cards.

First, the layout:

I'd bought the top My Mind's Eye patterned paper because I loved it, but didn't have any coordinating paper to use with it. So, when I created my own patterned paper, I pulled my colours from it, so they would go together.

 I used PTI cardstock (rustic cream, kraft), stamps (modern wood mats) & dies (half & half, alphabet block). The twine & brad are both My Mind's Eye.

Here are a few close-ups:

And the journaling:

And here's one of the cards I made:

In addition to the other supplies I've already mentioned, I used the Happy Day stamp set and die and a smokey shadow button.

And here's the other card:

I used some stamps from Botanical Silhouettes and Wonderful Words to create my sentiment, as well as a Love Lives Here die.

Thanks for looking!


Joyce said...

Beautiful. I like how you have also used your supplies to make a card. Very efficient. I need to get my doily set out. I forgot how pretty it is.

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely layout & 2 beautiful cards. i do love the colors you chose to make the background paper.
I love to see text stamped on pattern paper & die cuts. Beautiful.

Unknown said...

You did an awesome job with the background paper! So fun and versatile! Great job with the challenge!

Elena said...

Oh, that's just beautiful. Thanks for putting so much effort into my challenge!

Kim said...

...Love your new layout and your card/paper creations! ( kids just grow up too fast, don't they? )

Happy New Year Leigh!

Anonymous said...

Waaaaaaa-why are you so amazing? That stamped background is amazing! I love you got so much use out of it. So clever to match the ink to the paper... I'm always trying to match the paper instead with other stuff and that is a bit silly of me, so thanks for the tip lol (yes, poor Steph is a bit ditzy lol)