Pinterest Inspiration | Newsprint and Text

Hello from rain soaked Florida! The second Tropical Storm of the season has been raining on us for days. It sure didn’t take me long to get back into the swing of hurricane watch. No severe storms or tornadoes through metro Orlando so far, but it’s always a possibility. This is a good reminder that I need to prepare and stock up. I lost power during the three hurricanes that came through Orlando in 2004. I’m just not ready if that were to happen today.

But enough hurricane talk. With all this rain keeping me inside, I’ve spent a little more time than usual on Pinterest in the last few days. I noticed that I’ve been pinning quite a few projects that feature newsprint, dictionary and text papers. In fact, I’ve picked up several styles of these papers in the last few months myself but haven’t used any them yet. These projects are inspiring me to get them out, so I thought I would share them with you!

1. Embellishments

This is my very favorite way to use text paper — as the background to handmade embellishments. I love these flowers on this adorable card from Roree Rump:

Check out these fun rosettes from Christine at Scrap Time. (For more ideas using Bazzill’s Antique papers, check out Scrap Time’s video 751 here.)

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

2. Backgrounds

The adorable photos on this layout from Jill Cornell drew me in, but also love the subtle text background.

The text background in this layout from Kristine Davidson is a little bolder, but the cluster of elements across the center of the page makes it all work.

3. Supporting Elements

How fun are these cloud stickers from the Sweet Day collection by Echo Park? You can watch Jen Gallacher put this layout together for Echo Park TV here.

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

I really like how the text papers act to ground the embellishments and small photos in this layout from Piradee Talvanna for Pink Paislee:

4. Cards

Did you see this sweet card at 2 Peas earlier in June? It was featured on the Finally Friday series here and created by Laura Craigie.

The scalloped edge of this text paper is perfect for this card from Suzanne Sergi for Pink Paislee:

5. Mini Album

And lastly, I thought this mini album from Lu Minoti was gorgeous. She used Bo Bunny’s new Country Garden collection which features text prints throughout.

Now, how about a little enabling? Here are a few of my favorite text papers and embellishments currently available:

Have you been noticing all these text patterns popping up everywhere? What kinds of projects can you see yourself creating?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Lots of great project examples!
    I do like text prints and own quite a few 🙂

  2. ooh, lots of lovely inspiration. I love those text print clouds. I like using text print for embellies too! x

  3. What great inspiration AND enabling 🙂 Hope you create some fun things for us!!!

  4. oh you have found some wonderful inspiration!!!

  5. I’ve been wondering about you in Florida, glad to hear it’s not so bad where you are. Great post, very inspiring examples!

  6. I have always loved newsprint. Stay dry!!

  7. Great pinterest finds 🙂
    There is so much inspiration on there, my daughter got me addicted to it.


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