Sunday, January 15, 2017

Using up the patterned papers!

Happy New Year! So sorry I haven't been around. I have had a lapse in creating cards but have been crocheting and making some home decor projects for my family, even forgetting to take a photograph. My third granddaughter was born on 27th December. Her name is Hanaë. All is well. René and I visited my family in England for Christmas and had a good time!

Just lately I have found the need to use up some patterned paper which just lie unused. I usually use up all of my craft supplies but haven't had the needed inspiration to make something with them. A card on Pinterest sparked an idea to use up papers which have been in my possession for several years. I will show some of them and hope you might also find some suitable stamps to use on the papers you have. The simple solution is to stamp over the top of the paper and white emboss, that changes the whole outlook.


This is one example. A nice piece of paper, but on its own, or with a sentiment, not very appealling. The white embossing lifts it up and passes in my book as a suitable card to send to somebody. I have linked up this card to the a2z Scrapbooking Blog here.


The same goes with this one,


and this one, which comes from the same sheet of paper as the first card.

So I hope to have given somebody an idea today!

Nice to be back, so now and then.
Jacqueline

26 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Jacqueline!! So nice to see your post, congrats on your 3rd grand-daughter's birth!! And I am happy to hear that you're doing well and had a wonderful holiday. Gosh your cards are so lovely and I love your idea of changing the look of pattern paper. I have lots of those and I resolve to use them and just keeping for a special occasion. :D Thanks for sharing.

    By the way, I think that butterfly (used on first and third card) is from Hero Arts, perhaps you'd like to link up to a2z's January Challenge - Anything Goes? Link here

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    1. Happy New Year Cindy - thanks for the heads-up, I have linked my first card.

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  2. Happy New Year, Jacqueline! Just love your cards featuring patterned papers! If you saw my stash of unused paper, you'd recommend this to me ASAP! Congrats on new grandbaby too!!

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  3. So glad your Christmas and holiday season turned out to be special. Congratulations on the arrival of the latest granddaughter and so happy for you and your family. You've been missed, but your great idea for using up that precious(it must be, since we won't use it) paper helps make up some for your absence. I've studied your beautiful and amazing cards and I am going to pre-cut some card size pieces, so it will be ready to use. The embossing does take the paper to a different level and the cards are stunning. Thanks!

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  4. Jacqueline, these cards are so beautiful and delicate. xx

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  5. I was so pleased to see your post and yes you have inspired me with those lovely cards. I have some Valentine birthdays in my family and this technique will work beautifully.

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  6. Beautiful, Jacqueline! I have that stamp set and it looks fantastic on these lovely papers! Congrats and hugs and another grandbaby!

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  7. beautiful cards Jacqueline - I figured you must be crocheting since I see all the crocheting ideas you post on Pinterest 0 love your idea for white embossing on the patterned papers and am going to give it a go. so wonderful you have another little girl since you had all boys!

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  8. Happy New Year! I've missed seeing your beautiful creations and these are a treat for the eyes! Many congrats on your new Granddaughter!

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  9. Ok, you've hooked me on white embossing over patterned papers. Love your creations. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  10. Hi Jacqueline, so nice to see your beautiful card in our January challenge gallery at a2z!

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  11. Oh Jacqueline thank you for the inspiration - your results are stunning cards!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. these are all just gorgeous, I love the stamping on them all!!
    Congrats on your new grandbaby!

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  13. So happy you had a wonderful Christmas. Congrats on your new baby granddaughter. Have missed you and your inspectional creations. Love this idea--always trying to use pattern papers. These cards are beautiful. Have a very Happy 2017. Thanks

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  14. So happy you had a wonderful Christmas. Congrats on your new baby granddaughter. Have missed you and your inspectional creations. Love this idea--always trying to use pattern papers. These cards are beautiful. Have a very Happy 2017. Thanks

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  15. This was very fine inspiration for me - I am sure I will try it.

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  16. These are allll so very pretty; love the designer paper you are using up; great use, love the embossing!


    Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking! ~Michele, DT

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  17. Hi Jacqueline, it's always a pleasure to come and visit your blog. (No need to come to mine yet, it's been dormant for ages, sadly). Strangely enough, I have also been crocheting instead of card making! But I miss making cards. There are some February birthdays coming up so that gives me a good reason to get my things out of the cupboards. I love the idea you used today, I also did something similar without the embossing on a a whole lot of shipping tags, covering them with patterned paper and stamping over the paper. Hope to see you on your blog when you have time. And congratulations again on your granddaughter!

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  18. beautiful technique, thanks for the inspiration

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  19. these are sooo lovely! so happy to see you linked up at a2z!

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  20. Your tag is simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

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  21. Thanks for sharing a way to use patterned paper by giving them a different look by stamping and white embossing on them. Great effect! Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

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  22. Beautiful card! I love the layout of your tag and all the elements you added. Thanks for playing along with a2z!!!

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  23. What stamp did you use to make the tag frame border on the top card?

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    1. I used the PostCard Stamp from Hero Arts S5665.

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    2. thanks so much! found one on Amazon. Love what you did with it.

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