Friday, April 10, 2009

Real Life Tip – Getting the most out of your paper

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Since we are “Goin’ Green” this month, we want to share some quick tips on how you can make your patterned paper go further and save some money while your at it!

Happy Friday Everyone!  This is Brianna.  I have been inspired by all the cute designs out there and have started cutting out the shapes or borders to make my own embellishments. A piece of patterned paper is a lot cheaper than a pack of embellishments.

Take a look at this patterned paper from SEI.

IMG_4827 When I saw this great paper line, I knew I was going to cut out all those beautiful flowers! I used them as embellishments in a vacation book I recently made.  Other that that I did not need much else on my pages and I used more of the paper out of the pack than I would have if I bought different embellishments.
Here are a couple of the layouts.

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When cutting out flowers for this next page I only used half of the patterned paper, I plan on using the other half on a different layout! Just one more way to make that piece of paper go further and save some money!

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I want to show you one more layout where I cut out some borders and a flower.

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I have been using my Coluzzle on a self healing mat to do the cutting. It has a blade that swivels and is so easy to use. If I need to get a little more intricate, I use my Cutter Bee scissors. So next time you see a cute piece of patterned paper - think embellishments and try to make your paper go further!

Don’t forget to join in our Goin’ Green challenge this month. 

Oh and did you know that it is Garden Week?
Look at this cute layout that Jamie made for a little extra inspiration this week. 

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7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is FAB!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the LO's! :):):):):):):):):):)

McMGrad89 said...

Great use of paper. I have a problem using paper of any sort - whole or cut up. It 'hurts' to buy it and then it be gone. I keep thinking well what if I find a better use for it later and I cut it, or what if I use the whole sheet and I later just want that element. For that reason I try not to buy any PP and I use Scrapblog.com.

Wow, that sounds a little bit crazy when you write it down. LOL

Kindest Regards,
Annemarie (mommyvictory)

L said...

Wonderful ideas!!

Karen and Kyle said...

I have some of that paper. I love the work and I'll definitely have to try that for sure!!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

love the lo's so pretty!!! come by and visit my blog sometime!! big mermaid hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Katie said...

I love the way you used those flowers!
k

Hayley G said...

Nice blog Girls! The layouts are really good and the content great. I'll be back for sure!