One of my absolute favorite Crate Paper products is, well, the patterned paper! Crate has such a unique and gorgeous style of patterns, and it's so incredibly easy to use in different ways. I used the stunning new Paper Hearts collection for this project - the blend of colors, patterns, and fun embellishments are just perfect!
I love using patterned paper as a way to embellish my layouts - and it's so easy! For instance, on this layout, I pulled out my fiskars cloud punch and attached it to my layout with foam pop dot adhesive. Then, I generously sprinkled glitter all over it for some extra shimmer. It's a great little embellishment and a perfect way to use those little scraps of patterned paper that are left over!!
Another easy (and super cost effective) way to add an embellishment with patterned paper is to fussy cut the design out! For this layout, I used the 6" x 6" patterned paper pad and cut-out several of the adorable hearts. Then, I attached some using foam pop dots and others with my glue runner. It's another simple way to use patterned paper as an embellishment!
Patterned paper is so super versatile, especially when you incorporate some scrapbooking tools! Using a border punch, create a border around the edges of your layout. For this layout, I used my border punch to create a "break" in the color scheme...the white patterned paper pops off the two colors, giving it an extra bit of color and dimension!
Stencil + Mist + Negative
Remember the clouds I punched out earlier? Well, here's a quick two-in-one way to use patterned paper - use it as a stencil for misting AND cut around the negative as an extra embellishment! This is another great way to take care of those pesky paper scraps you might have hanging around.
Tear it Up
The fifth and final way to use patterned paper is to tear and distress it! Another one of my favorite things about CP's patterned paper's is the quality - it's just the right amount of thickness and stands up beautifully to my distressing techniques. I'm able to tear it just a little without it falling to pieces! For my card, I distressed the edges of the patterned paper with my Heidi Swapp Edge Distressor. I tore the bottom of the top-most pattern paper so that some of the bottom paper could peek through.
Again, pattern paper is SO Versatile, and if coordinated just right, can be used right down to the very last scrap! I do hope you've enjoyed my version of "One Product, Five Ways"! I appreciate you making the visit to the CP Blog!