Hi there! It?s Carolyn here to share another favorite product of mine.Â I started out as a stamper years ago.Â But in the past two years or so, my heart has been drawn to all the wonderful patterned paper that has been flooding the market.Â Of course, I still LOVE stamping on my cards but I also love creating cards using patterned paper.
Yep ? patterned paper is one of my favorite products!Â I use some form of it on almost all of my projects.Â Today, I am sharing a card I created using designer paper from Bella Blvd, and sharing how I personalized it to make it more original than simply adding the pieces onto a card.
First, I cut the border strip to form the bottom of the card and thenÂ replaced the ?a? with an ?o? in the sentiment to make it say ?hoppy? birthday.
I cut the frog from a different piece of patterned paper.Â Then I added some details.Â I put some flat black stickers over the frog?s eyes andÂ used a paintbrush to add a little dot of white paint to them to bring his eyes to life.Â I added crystal Stickles glitter glue to the top of the hat.Â Finally, I threaded someÂ marigold baker?s twine, which I separated the colored strands from the white, and added it onto the present for some texture.
I used some peapod baker?s twine to create a hopping path for the frog before adding the frog onto the card using foam mounting tape.
A little bit of washi tape stapled in the corner finishes off the design.
I love all the ways you can use patterned paper and all the ways you can personalize it with just a few embellishments.Â Hope this inspires you to try it!
Supplies used:Â Birthday BoyÂ Cute Cuts andÂ Borders patterned cardstock and Birthday Girl gulf dot designer tape from Bella BLVD;Â marigold and peapod baker?s twine fromÂ The Twinery; black metal nailhead stickers fromÂ Mark Richards Enterprises Inc.; mini alphabet stickers from My Little Shoebox;Â tiny attacher stapler fromÂ Tim Holtz; corner rounder punch from Creative Memories; crystal Stickles glitter glue from Ranger Industries Inc.