Thursday, June 10, 2010

What can you do with one piece of paper?

Now, I did use more then one piece to complete the projects I am going to share with you, but the main piece of each project is taken from one piece of patterned paper. It is kind of like cutting a pie in several pieces and you sure wouldn't want to waste any pie or paper.
The above image is the piece of paper that I am talking about, taken from the Dan the Record Man collection. I wanted the black, record looking portion from this piece of paper. I started to cut off the scallop edge but I sure didn't want to waste any of that because I love scallop circles. So I very carefully got a cut big enough to get my scissors in, I used a medium scallop scissors that I have and started to cut around the inside of the circle, making scallop cuts on the backside of the bigger scallop edge. Now I have a complete, cut out circle to set aside for my next project. (you will be able to picture this piece better when you see the layout I created with it)
What I didn't realize when I started out cutting this piece is the neat, negative scallop edge that I would create around the black, record print circle. This was going to work to my advantage for my card because I thought it helped with a masculine look. I cut two partial circles to fit on the front of my card. The background piece on my card is from the "Hear the Beat" patterned paper. I LOVE this piece of paper, it just seems to fit so many themes in it's soft shades of yellow. The accent pieces are cut from the "Record Room" patterned paper.
Now, back to my scallop circle. . .

The background piece of paper is a ledger print from the North Pole Nights collection. I LOVE ledger prints, they are so neutral and go with everything. This piece was just the right colors that I wanted to use. My scallop circle from the 4 the Record paper is all cut and ready to go so that part was fast and easy. I cut out one strip of a ruler print from the Henry's Brilliance collection. I thought it had a "boy" look to it and the color was just right. I used a sketch from Unscripted Sketches for my layout, I love the inspiration that comes from finding sketches.

I punched out some of the record designs from the "Record Man" patterned paper. I thought they made really cute little accents, kind of along the line of flowers but with a more masculine feel to them. Brads in the centers finished those off.
I even have some pieces of my paper left so I'll need to think of what else to do with it.
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Dad card
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned papers - Dan the Record man collection/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Sticker letters - Sticko

Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Henry’s Brilliance, Dan the Record Man and North Pole Nights/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Sticker letters – October Afternoon
Circle punches - Papershapers


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! These are AMAZING Linda!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the card and love love love love the lo!! Those photos are ADORABLE and loveeeeeeeeee how U mixed north pole and dan the record man!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

First the card and OHHHHHH that LO is just Super!!! Thanks for the How To's!!!

scrappermimi said...

I love how you mixed the collections here...such a cutie!

janis said...

love your works as always linda!!!

Frances said...

This is soooo cool! You can not even tell by looking at the card that the paper is a that. And your pic on the layout is simply adorable!

Adrienne Pierce said...

Just saw you are sponsoring Dirty Scraps and thought I would check you out! I am impressed...I am in love with that card and layout! SOOOO CUTE!!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work, as always, Linda!!!!

Nikki said...

These are great Linda! That card rocks... literally! LOL!
Your grandson is adorable too, sweet layout!

Kathy Martin said...

Love that page! :)

Scrapamum said...

Wonderful creations!!!

Deana said...

You never cease to inspire, Linda! Adorable projects! :-)

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