Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to Back

Hi, everyone!  I just have a short post today, with a tip for how to get the most from your patterned paper.  This is something I do almost all the time, but I have never blogged about it before.  My simple tip is: to use both sides of the paper.  Here's how I did just that, using this text/lattice print paper from Lily Bee.


The lattice print side of the paper became the background for the layout "Dream Big" (previously blogged here).


And the text print side of the paper became the background for the layout "Magic Moment (previously blogged here).  It does take a bit of planning ahead, if you want your pages in chronological order, to use both sides of a sheet of patterned paper.  However, I think it's worth it.  And my wallet certainly agrees, since this technique allows me to get two layouts out of each piece of paper.  I know that this tip won't work for everyone, but it's definitely something to at least keep in mind.

That's it from me today.  Hope your week is off to a good start!

7 comments:

Svjetlana said...

Good tip, I did that once and more often I cut big square/circle from the middle and use outer side as a border and the second side turn over in the middle, usually mount them on plain card.
Lovely layouts :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've always thought double sided scrapbook paper was a waste of good money. I really LIKE what you did and how well you managed to use both sides. That's a fabulous tip. Now if I just scrapbooked (grin).

Halle said...

Super smart. Love that idea.

Patricia said...

two beautiful layout...

Caz said...

Such an easy and good idea!!

Kim said...

Great tip!
~Kim

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely pages! I do love patterned paper that is double sided - much more versatile!!