Patterned Paper Play – Three Creative Ways!

by Virginia Lu

Hello and Happy 4th of July, Altenew friends! This is Virginia. I have three fun projects to share with one of our brilliant paper packs “Blushing Blooms”. This April, I did the Altenew “Make & Take” at our ScrapFest here in Ontario, Canada.  I have quite a lot of paper strips leftover from the craft show. I decided that this is a good chance to challenge myself to make good use of the gorgeous paper strips. So here we go!

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I am using “Forever in Love Stamp& Die Bundle” for all of the projects. This is a great way to combine stamps, dies, and patterned paper to create a set of cards.

First, I used the strips of paper to create a unique background. Each piece of paper is curated to be matching within each collection. Therefore, it is safe to mix them up.

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I adhered the paper strips with Altenew Glue Tape onto a piece of copy paper. I then stamped the “Forever in Love” image in Fresh Leaf Crisp Dye Ink. The Sentiment Strips Stamp Set provides the perfect sentiment.

My next card was also created in a similar manner as the first. This time, I used the smallest Nesting Labels Die Set to create the sentiment banner.

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For my 3rd card, I created a one-of-kind paper-weaved background. I stamped the sentiment YOU with Ombre Alpha Stamp Set in Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.

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This was such a fun card to make. All you need is to start with the criss-cross design and gradually build your pattern.  I also split the floral image to show off the paper-woven background.

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I hope that you like my fun and easy projects with patterned paper.  Perhaps you want to go and play with your stamps and patterned paper after this?

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Thank you for stopping by!

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Forever in Love Stamp & Die Bundle
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Forever in Love Stamp Set
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Forever in Love Die Set
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Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
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Ombré Alpha Stamp Set
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Nesting Labels Die Set
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Fancy Greetings Stamp Set
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Blushing Blooms 6×6 Paper Pack
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Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Fresh Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Shadow Creek Crisp Dye Ink
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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Rock Collection Enamel Dots
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barbara lassiter July 4, 2019 - 09:26

These are beautiful….love all three. I agree with Virginia that it’s fun to use scraps of beautiful paper to create a card. I always feel so righteous afterward. lol!

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Patt H. July 4, 2019 - 10:58

Great ideas, Virginia, with beautiful results! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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Linda BL July 4, 2019 - 11:08

Love your creative patterned paper cards. I keep scraps, but end up shuffling them around as I don’t know how to use them. These are really good ideas. Want to try the woven background idea.

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Huston929 July 4, 2019 - 11:33

What a great idea! I get so hung up on stamping onto plain cardstock that I forget about this option! Lovely cards.

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Maria Giselle B. July 4, 2019 - 12:02

I am into stamping or die cutting or blending or simply just using my stash of patterned paper in my recent creations. I know we can create our own pattern on plain cardstock or paper but every so often we get attracted to patterned papers, and we cannot resist it!

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Sharon Brand July 4, 2019 - 12:23

Love the cards and what a great way to use up some scraps!

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Carla Hundley July 4, 2019 - 17:57

Fabulous ways to
make the cards!
Carla from Utah

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Patricia Wilson July 4, 2019 - 12:28

Lovely cards and sure we can all use tips on how to combine stamps and dies we already have. Thank you.

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Teri Terrific July 4, 2019 - 19:17

Wow, these are fun to look at!!! I’m inspired to try these techniques with my scraps (I like to keep the scraps with the original paper pack). I would love to see this tutorial in a video… :) Thank you!

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Greta H July 4, 2019 - 19:27

I haven’t done paper weaving in a long time, but you’ve made me think I should try it again! Love the other 2 cards where the scraps resulted in uniquely beautiful die cuts!

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Helen Kalb July 5, 2019 - 08:24

Great cards!

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Sue D July 5, 2019 - 22:45

Beautiful card designs.

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dawnnz July 6, 2019 - 19:40

very cleverly done Virginia. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.

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Rose Mary Smalley July 7, 2019 - 16:06

These scrap papers turned to be small works of art. I loved them all. And I love that these beautiful papers were not just thrown away….Great job!!!

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