Patterned Paper Every Which Way--September 2010

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Posted 9/10/2010 by stidwell in General Scrappin'

Olympian Pea

PeaNut 6,751
September 2000
Posts: 16,020
Layouts: 527
Loc: Texas

Posted: 9/10/2010 11:10:15 AM
September Class Description:

This month we are going to rediscover some old favorites. Papers you've held on to for years because you loved them, but still haven't used. I recently moved and decided to scale down on the amount of product I have. I don't need to be stocked like a store. In doing so I donated a large amount of stuff I didn't need, but I also found some old favorites I'd forgotten about.

It was the perfect time to combine new and old!

As it turns out the old I wanted to use was a bit more "grungy" and the new, "graphic". And there's no reason not to combine the two. It actually helps balance the layout. If I had used all of one or the other it could have made the layout lean too far to the left or right. Being in the middle is a fun place to be.

Tips for combining: Go big, and little. In each style I used both in large and small amounts. The background, big, the little paper swirls, small. The number block, big, the circles, small. The papers I chose are quite busy. That's why most of them are cut up or punched.

So, dig through your stash, grab some older favorite patterned papers...and grab some off the top of your stack too. You'll see that by adding combining the two it gives new life to your older papers. They were your favorites for a reason! Different styles? Challenge yourself to combine them.

Remember, this class is supposed to help you push your own limits. My layout is just an idea, if you like two page layouts take the inspiration and make it yours!

Be sure to download the PDF, here , for more photos, description, links to examples and directions for this layout.

Each month we will have a challenge associated with the class. This month your challenge is to create a layout/card/project on which you've combined old with new. Bonus points for using products of different styles!

To participate in the Challenge:

-Create a project on which you've combined old with new

-Layout can Digital, Traditional or a Hybrid.

-Submit your layout by uploading to the gallery by October 9, 2010 11:59 CST. Don't forget to click the box next to this class (Patterned Paper Every Which Way: September 2010).

I will pick a winner randomly from all the submissions to win a Gift Certificate to Two Peas and post the winner on the Education Board on October 10th. For every submission to this class you will earn a badge!

Shannon Tidwell

Olympian Pea

PeaNut 6,751
September 2000
Posts: 16,020
Layouts: 527
Loc: Texas

Posted: 9/10/2010 11:11:52 AM
Looks like the PDF isn't quite loaded yet....should be up soon, thanks!

Shannon Tidwell


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

Posted: 9/10/2010 2:22:06 PM
Hi Shannon -

Awesome - love missing old and new. This will be a great class for using my stash. Love your layout. It's amazing and so full of techniques and goodies! Thanks for sharing another great class!

Btw, looks like the pdf is working.


PeaNut 108,193
September 2003
Posts: 180
Layouts: 110
Loc: Philadelphia Area

Posted: 10/1/2010 9:07:40 PM
Here's my September layout. Very challenging for me to use old and new papers together. Grandmom's glasses

This layout was lifted from this layout.

2Ps Digital Creative Team

PeaNut 242,431
January 2006
Posts: 10,041
Layouts: 665
Loc: Los Angeles

Posted: 10/3/2010 1:14:37 PM
I love pp! Some of this has been in my stash for a while and some I just got. TFL!
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Sasha Holloway

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March 2009
Posts: 534
Layouts: 99

Posted: 10/3/2010 3:15:01 PM
WOW the layouts submitted have been amazing

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PeaNut 391,897
September 2008
Posts: 52
Layouts: 21
Loc: NJ

Posted: 10/7/2010 6:17:56 PM
here is my Sept. lo
Chumash Play

I love being pushed to use the old
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