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