No Patterned Paper Week!


A few weeks ago we featured lots of patterned papers, and this week we're doing just the opposite! No patterned paper! We challenge our team members to think outside the box and even create her own patterns. Nicole Samuels (Blog: Nicole Samuels | Instagram: @nicsamuels | Pinterest: @nsameuls | Twitter: @nicsamuels) shares her creativity first with this awesome layout:

Nicole Samuels


Supplies: DIY Shop 2 – Burlap Specialty Paper (368008);  Stitched – Foam Accent Stickers (368966), Acrylic Shapes (368975), Small Embroidery Kit (368905); Shimelle – Phrase and Alphabet Stickers (368164); other – paint, vellum

How to: Use the embroidery kit to hand stitch a patten along the bottom of the layout with three colors of thread. Use matching paint colors to create "stripes" of color along the stitched lines. Punch a photo and vellum into circles (varying sizes) and arrange down the middle of the page. Use the Foam Accent Stickers and the mini alphabet stickers to spell out the title. Add a heart acrylic shape and journaling to one of the vellum circles.