Hello Everyone, this is Stephanie Degan! I'm with you today to introduce a project that centers on the combining of the old & new. I've been a HUGE fan of Crate Paper for some years now, and I've managed to accumulate a lot of Old Crate Paper supplies. Very often, we prefer scrapping the current collections, but I realized that the old could very well marry with the new. Not surprisingly, they provide other interesting hues and motifs that are entirely complementary - it's pure game to mix them!
For this project, I put on my desk all the 6 x 6 Crate Paper Patterned Paper Pads.
I chose twenty patterned papers +, and further classified them into varying groups via color. Each color combination has it's own separate page in the mini album.
For example, I chose seven patterned papers for the cover and positioned them horizontally with some overlap.
After finalizing the combination of papers, I stitched over them as if creating a quilt. It further defines the differing papers and also, helps to unite them.
All that remained for me to do was to add a few embellishments and finally, the cover was finished!
For the inside pages, the designs are slightly different, but the principal remains the same - small sections of various papers layered on top of one another. As for embellishments, I used Crate Paper's older cardstock stickers and brads.
And almost identical to the cover, the back of the mini album is designed from an array of mismatched papers, stitching included. :)
In the end, you end with a mini album that is beautifully made from an assortment of colors and patterns that some how appear "meant to be". So, don't let the old collections sit around forever! Pull them out, mix and match them, and watch as they come together almost effortlessly. You'll be surprised by the result!