Pretty Paper Accents

Earlier this week Brittany mentioned our “Simply Paper” story in the October issue. I have to say it’s one of my favorite recent stories. I’m so inspired by how these scrapbookers made plain-old paper look so awesome!

It’s so inspiring that I wanted to share with you a little information on some of the paper tricks used on the cool title page made by Lisa Storms. This is how it looked before we added the text:

SOURCES Cardstock: WorldWin. Stylus, craft knife, punches: Fiskars.

SOURCES Cardstock: WorldWin. Stylus, craft knife, punches: Fiskars.

My favorite part is how she did the letters. All you have to do is reverse-print the letters on the back of white cardstock, then use a craft knife to cut all but one side of each letter. Then layer it over another piece of white cardstock and use adhesive foam to make the letters stand up. My hand-cutting skills are a little rusty, but I think I might give it a try for the title a layout I have in mind.

To create leaves, punch a circle and slide the circle partially back into punch and punch again.  Place on a piece of craft foam (or a mouse pad) and draw veins with a stylus.

I love how she added texture without making the page busy by adhering white punched circles with adhesive foam and coiled strips of paper. For the coils, just cut thin strips of white cardstock and twist them around a toothpick (or quilling tool, if you have one).  Remove them from the toothpick, allow them to relax, and adhere end of strip with liquid glue to help keep the coil keep its form.  Then attach it to the page with a thin layer of liquid glue.

So cool! I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired to go grab my scrap stash and see what kind of cool accents I can make. Happy scrapping!

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  1. This was not the page I was expecting…on page 3 in the October issue it shows a Halloween card and says “Whip Up Easy Halloween cards ScrapbooksEtc.com/379″ and then it goes to this which is not related to the Halloween cards at all!

  2. Hi Corrin! We’re so sorry about the mix up. You can find the easy Halloween cards at http://www.scrapbooksetc.com/theme/holidays/halloween/easy-halloween-cards/.

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