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Posted 11/10/2012 by Dani in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 6,587
September 2000
Posts: 2,196
Layouts: 10
Loc: Southern Louisiana

Posted: 11/10/2012 7:47:19 PM
What paper collection are you using for your album or are you mixing collections? Are you mixing cream base with white base? I am undecided and trying to figure out mine this weekend. So many of the papers I have for the holidays have both cream and white in them that I am thinking it would be fine to mix it up a bit. Do you mix cream and white together if the paper contains both?


PeaNut 223,381
September 2005
Posts: 3,479
Layouts: 85
Loc: somewhere over the rainbow

Posted: 11/10/2012 8:08:49 PM
I'm using MME All is Bright, MME Winter Wonderland, and EP This and That Christmas. Some cream and some white, I figure as long as I don't have cream and white right next to each other on the same page it won't be glaringly obvious. Most of the papers that have cream base aren't overly cream though, closer to white than say OA would be.


PeaNut 426,336
June 2009
Posts: 305
Layouts: 1

Posted: 11/10/2012 8:09:08 PM
My album is 12X12 this year. I'm using Bazzill Avalanche (white, but not a real bright white) for my base pages. I'm using Recollections Frosty Cabin, using some of the sheets as 12X12, others cut up to fit as borders on the bottom of the Ali Edwards DD templates (also 12X12), and some other red glittery papers that I had in my stash. I've mixed in some transpariencies (music sheet paper, red glitter polka dots,etc.) and I have divided page protectors thrown in the mix. I also have some other patterned papers for the pockets, some are cream based.

I know it sounds like a lot-but I am really happy with the way my base pages turned out this year. So, this year is all about big and glittery!

Bottom line, I make my own rules with scrapbooking. Or break all the rules as the case may be. but it's fine to mix them in my opinion.

And wow! I wrote a mini novel...


PeaNut 260,218
May 2006
Posts: 2,153
Layouts: 31
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 11/10/2012 8:11:59 PM
I am using paper from about five different manufacturers. However, I love a nice white in my DD albums, so no mixing for me.

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PeaNut 292,577
January 2007
Posts: 5,245
Layouts: 51
Loc: In the deep-fried south.

Posted: 11/10/2012 8:27:37 PM
I am using one 6x6 paper pad (Jolly Holidays) from M's. It's a really crisp, bright line with no distressing, and I only plan to use white if needed. Personally I am not a mixer of white and cream. I would go with one or the other. I think it would look better to use white and maybe ink the edges slightly to bridge the gap between the two, but that's just my 2 cents.

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PeaNut 236,282
December 2005
Posts: 6,158
Layouts: 109
Loc: North Texas

Posted: 11/10/2012 8:34:36 PM
I'm using mostly Simple Stories Handmade Holiday with some Echo Park Season's Greetings (from last year). Both are cream based, so I plan on sticking with that and some kraft.

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PeaNut 211,290
June 2005
Posts: 7,137
Layouts: 0
Loc: somewhere dreaming

Posted: 11/10/2012 8:50:00 PM
Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage....I haven't even started so I don't know about the white/cream yet!


PeaNut 45,617
August 2002
Posts: 412
Layouts: 2

Posted: 11/10/2012 9:48:23 PM
Using Carta Bella "Merry and Bright" and using white. I like crisp looking pages. Cream looks more vintage to me. Look at the kraft color paper and see what you think. I like that better than cream.


PeaNut 409,154
January 2009
Posts: 1,628
Layouts: 177
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 11/10/2012 9:57:30 PM
I'm mixing and matching, mostly paper from Crate Paper, October Afternoon and Studio Calico with some vellum thrown in for good measure


PeaNut 181,117
December 2004
Posts: 3,862
Layouts: 370
Loc: Melbourne, Australia

Posted: 11/11/2012 12:38:44 AM
I have mixed white and cream in the one album before and don't really worry about it. Each day is normally 2 pages and I don't mix a white based pp and a cream based pp on the same spread so it doesn't bother me. I find some photos look better on the warmer toned base and others work better on the white. So I guess I'm another rule breaker and say do what makes you happy.


PeaNut 397,370
October 2008
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/11/2012 2:17:13 AM
I am mixing and matching too, some Melissa Frances, OA, AC Kringle and Co, SC Wonderland. I did also buy some embellishments from MME,Pink Paislee and Echo Park. I really have a little of everything it looks like, I need to stop shopping!


PeaNut 404,557
December 2008
Posts: 492
Layouts: 43
Loc: Fairlawn Ohio

Posted: 11/11/2012 7:39:26 AM
I am mixing and matching! I used some new MME paper, and my main colors are red, white, and teal, BUt I threw in lots of older Christmas paper. Some vintagey- some not! So far I love it!
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PeaNut 3,720
April 2000
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Layouts: 281

Posted: 11/11/2012 7:47:57 AM
I'm using Simple Stories Handmade Holiday with green, red, blue, kraft, and straw cardstock mixed in. I'm actually using a 6x8 Snap album by Simple Stories and their page protectors so I'll be utilizing the 3x4 journaling cards and elements you can cut from the paper.


PeaNut 470,214
May 2010
Posts: 147
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern, NY

Posted: 11/11/2012 8:01:07 AM
I'm using Carta Bella Merry and Bright collection.


PeaNut 52,226
October 2002
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Layouts: 1

Posted: 11/11/2012 8:12:07 AM
I'm using mostly OA Holiday Style, with a few other sheets mixed in, plus some kids storybook pages. I went with white, although cream would have worked, too.


PeaNut 198,192
March 2005
Posts: 2,301
Layouts: 22
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 11/11/2012 8:29:26 AM
Sarp, I'm using Frosty Cabin, too. I just cut enough pages down to 8 1/2 x 6 to use as my base pages. I love the snowflake and reindeer papers !

I have collected a random grouping of papers and embellishments this year (I did a blog post about them Here . No matchy-matchy going on around here this year! I used all one collection last year, and I knew I wanted to do something different this year.


PeaNut 403,519
December 2008
Posts: 863
Layouts: 37
Loc: Wiesbaden, Germany

Posted: 11/11/2012 9:19:38 AM
I'm using a ton a different manufactures. I am doing aqua, green (a brighter more springy color), magenta, red and a berry purple color. So I gathered up some of the new City sidewalks and some older crate paper Snow day collection, and then just started filling in with any papers that matched. I pulled in some OA, Heidi Swapp, Amy Tan's black and white chevron fabric paper.. really whatever fit my color scheme. I am not a traditional Christmas color kind of girl. I really started planning my album by picked the album (the aqua simple stories 6x8 album) and then pulling a few American crafts glitter ribbon colors to start my scheme.

This is my first DD, and I am loving it so far. I spent this morning white washing the chipboard portion of my album, and getting the pieces together for my cover.


PeaNut 446,807
November 2009
Posts: 149
Layouts: 145
Loc: New Hampshire

Posted: 11/11/2012 9:28:31 AM
My video with my paper choices can be found HERE ON MY BLOG!

I cannot wait to share my foundation pages this week!!! I am mixing cream and white, brown and grey for the "neutrals".


PeaNut 513,838
July 2011
Posts: 264
Layouts: 1
Loc: NY

Posted: 11/11/2012 10:24:12 AM
Loving this thread. I am working on my first ever DD as well and so excited!

I have been stressing this very same thing, I can't figure out what I want.

I have some of the old Merry Christmas line from Echo Park, and love it. But I also like the white based bright and cheeriness of other collections. So much is in my cart right now....what to do?!?! lol

Thanks for all your insight ladies!



PeaNut 443,660
October 2009
Posts: 445
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/11/2012 10:56:00 AM
I'm using a 12" x 12" pack from PaperStudio at Hobby Lobby, called Ornamental Christmas. I have some other papers from Heidi Grace and KI Studios that I picked up here and there. Plus some music and ledger papers from my stash.


PeaNut 486,481
October 2010
Posts: 1,108
Layouts: 5
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA

Posted: 11/11/2012 11:06:57 AM
I was inspired by a sheet from Authentique's Festive line, in particular the numbers sheet. My colors are
Red, black, cream and light green. I am in love with that palette for Christmas
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PeaNut 128,766
February 2004
Posts: 3,584
Layouts: 41
Loc: in my scrapbooking room

Posted: 11/11/2012 11:09:38 AM
I am doing a variety of papers. I was in a DD swap and I am giving those to my daughters. THis one is for me.


PeaNut 204,736
May 2005
Posts: 304
Layouts: 29

Posted: 11/11/2012 11:14:56 AM
i'm loving this thread, too. it's hard to decide...i can see a very simple, minimalist album in neutrals or a (still simple) album with soft teals, aquas. i do know that i favor mostly monochromatic...

sigh. what to do?!? t's a fun decision to agonize over, lol!


PeaNut 93,552
June 2003
Posts: 3,136
Layouts: 64
Loc: Canada

Posted: 11/11/2012 11:39:52 AM
Studio Calico Wonderland for me, plus whatever's in my stash that matches...


PeaNut 528,406
November 2011
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/11/2012 6:26:27 PM
I am using Simple Stories Handmade Holiday with a snap album. Just ordered it and cannot wait to get my hands on it! I also ordered Echo Park Dear Santa to use in my project life album.
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PeaNut 193,131
February 2005
Posts: 1,328
Layouts: 33
Loc: Colorado, but a Texan at heart

Posted: 11/11/2012 6:32:40 PM
I'm mostly using last year's Doodlebug Christmas line - Santa's Workshop, I think it's called. So, bright white and bright colors! I have a 2-year-old ds, so I think it will work well with pics of him and his toys!

Side note - I really need to get to work finishing my base pages! We're heading out of town on Tuesday, and I was hoping to have it done by then!


PeaNut 518,558
August 2011
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Layouts: 130
Loc: Minne-sooooota

Posted: 11/11/2012 7:49:54 PM
Mine is mostly SS Handmade Holiday but I have accumulated so much new product lately I will end mixing and matching quite a bit.

I just bought some new AE journal cards off Designer Digitals and printed them on shimmer cardstock-they look AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to incorporate those too.
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PeaNut 268,680
July 2006
Posts: 4,931
Layouts: 805
Loc: Wisconsin

Posted: 11/11/2012 8:19:03 PM
Right now the plan is Lily Bee Christmas Cheer which is white based. I don't create pages until I take the photos though, so some old cream based collections may sneak in as the season progresses.


PeaNut 181,117
December 2004
Posts: 3,862
Layouts: 370
Loc: Melbourne, Australia

Posted: 11/12/2012 3:38:10 AM

I am doing aqua, green (a brighter more springy color), magenta, red and a berry purple color.

I so want to see some of your pages as you do them - this sounds awesome!


PeaNut 567,001
September 2012
Posts: 49
Layouts: 4

Posted: 11/12/2012 1:36:15 PM
This is my first year doing DD. I am just going to raid my holiday paper stash which should be some Close to my heart and some paper stack that I brough from JoAnns.

I am going to be doing an 8x8 album but I am going to start with Thanksgiving.


PeaNut 406,666
January 2009
Posts: 883
Layouts: 75
Loc: Melbourne, Australia

Posted: 11/12/2012 6:44:04 PM
I've posted about my 2012 DD selections on my blog.

I'm mixing bits and pieces from various lines, and have pretty wide colour scheme. I will use cream and white, but not on the same spread. Throughout an album it doesn't bother me.

I am thinking that I will try and pair the cream bases with tan/taupe and gold, maybe even kraft, so it seems a little darker and differentuated from white.

Where I have had difficulties in the past is cream based embellishments, rather than paper.


PeaNut 394,109
October 2008
Posts: 2,470
Layouts: 8
Loc: Ohio, USA

Posted: 11/12/2012 7:55:46 PM
My DD album is 6x6 like last year's. I used Photosheet alot last year and plan to do the same thing this year. So some pages may not even have any patterned paper because I may have six 2x3 instead. Or just a 4x6 or two 3x4's, etc. For some pages, I used a full 6x6 piece of pp (cut down from a 12x12 that was a part of a DCWV Christmas stack), or I used small strips of either 1x6, 2x6 or 3x6. I use the Colorbok white cardstock that you can buy at WalMart in the pads for $5. I'd rather use the cheap stuff since it's all getting covered up anyway and it's easy to cut down into 6x6 pieces to mount my pictures and pp to. There was this one page where I used the smooth side to do my journaling though.

And I have so much pp left over from last year, that I just plan on using that up and maybe some of the new DCWV stack I got this year. I have your basic Christmas colors in red, green, gold foil. and some with red or green foil accents.

So... it really wouldn't matter if my base is white or cream, because you don't see it on my pages anyway.


PeaNut 6,587
September 2000
Posts: 2,196
Layouts: 10
Loc: Southern Louisiana

Posted: 11/12/2012 7:57:27 PM
Thanks ladies for all of your opinions. I have decided to use the Echo Park This and That Christmas and Lily Bee holiday line. Both lines have white and cream and are very similar in colors. I will be adding in other embellishments and alphabets to complete my album.
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