10+ Patterned Papers Guest Designer: Katie Gordon

Guest Designer of the Week

We're excited to introduce our 10+ Patterned Papers Week Guest Designer, Katie Gordon! (Blog: Katie Gordon | Instagram: @invaderkatie| Pinterest: @katielsg | Twitter: @TheInvaderKatie)


Short bio: I'm Katie Gordon, I'm 27 years old. I live in the beautiful state of Georgia. I have been married to Ryan for 6 wonderful years. Together we have a house full of pets: Boog, Mo, Ted, Bert, and Chewy. I have a degree in History and I'm currently a grad student studying to become a school librarian. In addition to scrapbooking I love to read, draw, play video games, and ride roller coasters. 

How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking digitally in 2009 when I found that I had a ton of photos from my first year of marriage and they were just sitting on my computer where no one but me was enjoying them. After several months of digital scrapbooking I found some online communities and eventually my local scrapbook store. I tried paper scrapping and was hooked from the first page. 

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I think it's safe to say that my favorite American Crafts product is the patterned papers. I can do almost anything I want to it and make so many pages that look so different with the same papers. 

AT 6 YRS by Katie Gordon

Use tags cut from patterned paper to accent and anchor titles and journaling.

Supplies: Stitched (368963) Moments, (368942) Interlock, (368950) Loom, (368946) Woodland, (368949) High Profile, (368956) Scissors, (368954) Applique, (368957) Continued, (368975) Acrylic Shapes, (368968) After Glow Thickers, (368978) Adhesive Backed Enamel Dots, (368970) Transparent Stickers Accent & Phrase, Serendipity (369186) Summer Breeze, (369191) Good Vibes, (369200) Bright Blueberry, (369196) Liz Lemon, (369201) Love Letters, Shimelle (368158) Dowdy, (368153) Sharman, (368151) Baxter, (368158) Leavitt, (368145) Herschel, (368157) Granville, (368138) Grady, (368144) Ride, (368152) Haynes, (368142) Hall, Cardstock (71081) – 12×12 White


Create a custom sized mini album using patterned paper or cardstock as the base.

Supplies: Stitched (398956) – Scissors, (368954) Applique, (368961) Bobbin, (368950) Loom, (368952) Hooked, (368946) Woodland, (368940) Box Pleat, (368974) Kraft Stickers with Gold Accents, (368978) Adhesive backed Enamel Dots, (368967) Lucky Accent Thickers, (368968) After Glow Thickers, (368970) Transparent Stickers Accent & Phrase, Serendipity (369200) Bright Blueberry, (369201) Love Letters, (369191) Good Vibes, (369186) Summer Breeze, (369185) Hello Beautiful, (369217) Pleather Bows, (3699223) Clear Acrylic Stamps, (369219) Wood Veneer Shapes, Shimelle (368149) Curie, (368151) Baxter, (368138) Grady, (368154) Ruben


Use various colored patterned papers to fill in a die cut and make it stand out. Here I used pink, blue, yellow, and green patterns to define the flowers and leaves in the die cut shape.

Supplies: Stitched (368942) Interlock, (368961) Bobbin, (368963) Moments, (368974) Kraft Stickers with Gold Accents, (368978) Adhesive backed Enamel Dots, (368970) Transparent Stickers Accent & Phrase, Serendipity (369190) Sweet Swirl, (369191) Good Vibes, (369200) Bright Blueberry, (369201) Love Letters, (369186) Summer Breeze, (369196) Liz Lemon, (369214) Sticker Roll, (369220) Watercolor Paper Die Cuts, Shimelle (368138) Grady, (368143) Earhart, (368151) Baxter, (368148) Jemison, (368152) Haynes, (368156) Leavitt, (368144) Ride, (368149) Curie, (368158) Dowdy, (368145) Herschel, (368154) Rubin, DIY Shop 2 (369044)  Circle Tags w/ Gold Glitter, Cardstock (71081) – 12×12 White 


Use your leftover scraps to create an interesting background on your cards. Also, if you’re struggling to find the perfect sentiment, look at your cut apart patterned papers for a perfect shaped sentiment.

Supplies: Stitched (368942) Interlock, (368949) High Profile, (368948) Thrifted, (368954) Applique, (368957) Continued, (368961) Bobbin, (368950) Loom, Serendipity(369186) Liz Lemon, (369201) Love Letters, Shimelle (368156) Leavitt, (368151) Baxter, (368142) Herschel, (368152) Haynes, (368138) Grady, (368158) Dowdy

INSTA YEAR 2014 by Katie Gordon

Stamp images on a variety of colored papers, cut out portions of each image from the different colors, then adhere them together to create a custom embellishment. 

Supplies: Shimelle (368145) Herschel, (368144) Ride, (368152) Haynes, (368151) Baxter, (368156) Leavitt, (368158) Dowdy, (368138) Grady, (368140) Keller, (368149) Curie, (368157) Granville, (368154) Ruben, (368155) Swanson, DIY Shop 2 (369044) Circle Tags w/ Gold Glitter, Stitched (368985) Imprint Dies, (368974) Kraft Stickers with Gold Accents, (368967) Lucky Accent Thickers, Serendipity (369222) Phrase Stamp, (369217) Pleather Bows, (369214) Sticker Roll


We hope you've loved seeing Katie's creations and if you want to see more of her work find her here - Blog: Katie Gordon | Instagram: @invaderkatie| Pinterest: @katielsg | Twitter: @TheInvaderKatie