At Gingersnaps during August we have a passion for patterned paper and this is the focus of my clean and simple feature this month.
Sometimes we can devote an hour or more to making a beautiful card using creative techniques with stamps, ink, paint and more. But other times we just don't have a minute to call our own. In these instances, why not let someone else do the work for you? Take advantage of the amazing patterned paper on the market to whip up quick and easy cards that are beautiful and still reflect your style.
Here is a simple design that can be replicated over and over again with a patterned paper, embellishment and sentiment of your choice. The finished cards measure 5.5" x 4.25" and the strips of patterned paper measure between 1" and 1.25" wide. You will need to plan your strips before you cut them, so you don't slice straight through an image you want to feature.
The first two cards use paper by Graphic 45, Birds in Paradise from their Botanicabella collection and Hey You from their Times Nouveau collection. The final two cards use Doubletake Cardstock from Collage Press's Scrooge & Marley Collection.
Next time you need a card in a pinch, reach for your patterned paper and save yourself some time and stress!