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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday crafting tip!

Today I am lucky....

I get the whole day and night to myself! My kids are having a sleepover at their grandparents' house so I have been able to play all day long, with no interuptions! So, I thought it would be fun to do a "tip" post today for you..

Do you have a love affair with patterned paper? Do you buy four or more of each style you love just so you will never have to go without it? I am so guilty of this. You know what else I do? I will pick up a piece of "coveted" patterned paper and some scissors, and then balk at the thought of cutting into it. How could I do such a thing? Seriously, there are papers out there so gorgeous that cutting them just might count as a crime against nature. So, what to do in such a situation?

Honestly, you have to weigh the pros and cons, and let the "pros" win out. Take this gorgeous double-sided paper from Graphic 45. This is "Genuine Article" from the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection".. I fell in love with the butterflies first, but I love the opposite side just as much. I bought two of these, and told myself that for just one of them, it would be alright to cut into it. It took a few pep talks, but eventually I did start cutting it. I cut out all the butterflies and dragonflies and I am so happy I did. I now have a little bag of fun embellies ready to go when I scrap. Look how fabulous they look!





These are extra fabulous because you can use glimmer mist, ink, or paint to custom color them to match any layout. I used Turquoise Blue glimmer mist to color mine for the page I created today. Don't they look amazing??



7 comments:

Ladybing said...

this is gorgeous Rebecca and I just love the new pic of you! I love how you use so many different textures on your layouts!

Miae said...

So this is what you did with that fabulous photo! Your page is awesome!! Great butterfly tip and I love how you curved then right off the page:) !

Chrissy said...

OOoooh! I FEEL you about the not wanting to cut the pretty paper up and having to pep talk myself into it! Love what you did with the butterflies and dragonflies. Cute page!

LindaBrun said...

Beautiful page and I love the colors on the butterfly. Nice picture :-)

soapHOUSEmama said...

YES! Just fabulous!!!!

Danelle said...

Gorgeous!! I love how the glimmer mist made them into something totally different!! I have the same problem with paper. I feel like a paper hog because I have a hard time cutting into it... but my husband has been helping me get over that fact. Esp. since I have so much of it I feel guilty even buying more!!! Beautiful LO!

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Haha YUP, totally do the same thing, but when I do finally use some beautiful paper I've been holding onto it feels so great so Im not sure why I feel I need to just sit and look at it and then put it back and not use it lol. I do love those butterflies and dragonflys very cool and Love how you used them on your layout, beautiful pic of you!! :)