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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

How to use Stampin' Up! patterned papers

Do you worry about punching a circle, square or heart out of a whole piece of your 12" x 12" Stampin' papers? Me too or at least I used to and they I worked out if I bought one pack to stroke and adore and another to use then I got over that sadness of punching and then thinking 'Oh no I didn't mean to do that'.

Stampin' Up! is helping you this month with a very special offer. You can buy 3 of a selected list of 10 and get a 4th free.  Or you might want to choose three of one design and get a different fourth choice.  Either way you can save £10.25.

Now the next issue is when do you use your patterned papers?  Here's one simple idea that I found worked well and all you need to do is cut your sheets in to smaller squares.

I took a base card and a matting layer in whisper white.  From the matting layer I used my layering circle dies to cut an aperture, but you could use a large circle punch too.  If you then place the matting layer on the base card where you want it and use a pencil just to make a mark or two so that you can make sure when you stick a square of paper on the base card it is in the right place under the aperture.  Add some stamped images, mine are stamped and die cut using Rooted in Nature and a sentiment which is layered over a scalloped oval.  I've also added a leaf embellishment with glue dots.  You can just about see in the picture that I've also added some new rose metallic thread that coordinates with the Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink stamped images.

You can cut any shape for your aperture and use any colours or designs to add a little more.  To keep it even simpler just add the patterned paper and a sentiment.  Have fun using your papers. The more you use them the more confident you'll be with them.  
You can see and buy them here 
but here are a few to give you some ideas. 

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More soon Zoe x

1 comment:

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Zoe,Kate x