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Posted 4/26/2013 by ladybug4233 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 248,678
February 2006
Posts: 2,480
Layouts: 0
Loc: Colorado

Posted: 4/26/2013 3:03:37 PM
I have all of the books and love them BUT I have a hard time choosing papers to use. I use to get their kits and the papers always went together so well. I can't seem to recreate that. For those of you who use the sketches how do you choose the papers. I have at ton. The only reason I stopped subbing was I didn't always like the paper brand they chose and I would buy what I loved and now have a ton of paper. I would appreciate any tips.




PeaNut 251,639
March 2006
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Layouts: 27

Posted: 4/26/2013 7:15:43 PM
I made page kits from my stash first by brand/ collection/ color. I use the keys in the book for layouts - small print, lg print stripe, etc. if I need to I substitute a solid.

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PeaNut 6,186
August 2000
Posts: 7,163
Layouts: 48

Posted: 4/26/2013 8:47:53 PM
I make kits, too. When I shop, I tend to thing SG sketches and try to pick up a stripe, small print, large print, etc. It makes it easy to put together. I also have lots paper collections (BG and SS are my favorites) so I grab the papers needed out of my collections.



PeaNut 41,525
June 2002
Posts: 848
Layouts: 0
Loc: Australia

Posted: 4/26/2013 9:39:24 PM
Same as the PP- small print, striped or dots, bigger print.
I must admit I have gone a little crazy on buying 6 x6 paper pads which are perfect for Allison Davis sketches as you don't often need bigger pieces of paper.

Really requires very little thinking on my part, I just grab a few pieces of the collection and put them together.



PeaNut 5,071
June 2000
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Loc: Missouri

Posted: 4/27/2013 9:53:15 AM
At first, I think it is easier to just pull all the papers from one collection. After you get comfortable, you will be able to mix and match with ease. I do love the sketches and I think it makes scrapping a lot faster and easier. I know that is not the point, but for some of us who aren't artistic, it helps a lot. Have fun!

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PeaNut 188,495
January 2005
Posts: 3,657
Layouts: 243
Loc: socal

Posted: 4/27/2013 12:12:25 PM
Hi there - I don't use Scrapbook Generation sketches but I scrapbook quite a bit using other sketches. I usually choose my papers based on color. Here are some tips that work for me:

1. go monochromatic - pick a color and then shop your stash within the same color family. Here's a layout I just did using green: cheers!

2. use the same collection - most manufacturers spend a lot of time ensuring their collection coordinates so why reinvent the wheel? Here's one where I used a Studio 6x6 pad. The colors and patterns look as though I mixed and matched, but I used papers all from one pad (with the exception of the background patterned paper). believe

This one is monochromatic and from the same collection: hello sunshine

Here's another one where it's more obvious it's from the same collection: Brady

3. one of my favorite techniques is to choose a color palette/combo and then search for supplies that will coordinate using the sketch and color scheme. Here's one I did last NSD for a sketch and color challenge:
Wildflower Century

4. be inspired and choose papers based on colors from your photos. Here are a couple using this idea:
hello nature
love you

Hope those tips help. I think as with anything else, the more you do it and stretch yourself, the easier it will become. Good luck!

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