Beyond the Page Card Making Layouts Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – Patterned Paper – Joanne Bain

October 1, 2013

Hi Everyone,

Joanne here with you today and I have a little tip about patterned paper. I find that you can never learn too many tricks with paper, it is great for scrapping on a budget.

I am constantly told that my projects are gorgeous but would cost a fortune to create. My answer is simply “actually no not really, not if you are prepared to take the time to fussy cut”.

There are so many gorgeous papers out there screaming to be fussy cut but most over look them for something simpler, so today I am going to show you exactly what you can create with just paper and a little bit of time.

Don’t forget it is totally your choice as to whether or not you add extra embellishments to your projects, most times you probably won’t need to.

“Remember This Moment”


The page above was created using only the papers from the Curiosity Collection – P1272 Uncanny, P1264 Intrigue, P1267 Eccentric, P1268 Queer, P1270 Rare & P1271 Unusual.

“Peace, Love & Joy”


The page above was created using only the papers from the St Nicholas Collection – P1283 Santa Claus, P1286 Father Christmas, P1287 Christ Kindle, P1288 Bellsnickle & P1289 Mr Claus.

And then from the scraps left after the layouts were created how about about using them to create a card.

“Loved” card from the Curiosity Collection.


“Merry Christmas” card from the St Nicholas Collection.


And now everyone loves to create Beyond The Projects and once you have purchased the beyond the page project of your choice they to can be completed and finished with just patterned paper and a little bit of time.

“Remember” 3D Bird Wall Art.


For this project I used the SB2231 3D Wall Art – Bird and papers from the Curiosity Collection – P1271 Unusual, P1272 Uncanny, P1264 Intrigue, P1270 Rare, P1268 Queer, P1265 Peculiar, P1267 Eccentric.

And even if the papers have no pattern to fussy cut why not create your own matching embellishments out of patterned paper like I did. For example on the following layout using the “On This Day” collection  I created the cogs and handmade the flowers from papers in the collection.



So why not give fussy cutting a go and see what you can create. It may not save you time but it will save you money and I can assure you, you will love the finished project.

Happy creating!

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  • Reply Debbie Breen October 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Wow!!!! Everything thats made, layouts, cards, off the page projects never cease to amaze me, wonderful stuff ladies.

  • Reply lizzy crust October 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I love fussy cutting, I find it is relaxing! I love your creations and really love how you have used the papers and collectables!!

  • Reply Mickie October 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I love fussy cutting too. Wish I could find more of your products though!

  • Reply joy howe October 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Great ideas very pretty

  • Reply Charlie November 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I have tried this before but found it quite hard. Do you us scissors or a craft knife?

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