Use Your Scraps | Quilted Background

I recently took one of those Meyers Briggs personality tests. If you are at all interested, you can find it here:  http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

I was fascinated by the results because they were so eerily accurate. I always knew that some things have always been hard for me, but after reading about my personality type (I’m an INTJ) I finally understood why. And the amazing thing is that now that I’m more conscious of it, I have been able to make a few shifts in the way that I approach those situations and it’s made a huge difference. I printed a ton of info from the Internet because I wanted to be able to remind myself of these things if I ever started to forget.

In addition, I have come to learn that many Capricorns are INTJ’s. Which lead to even more research and investigation. And more printing. And the pressing issue of…what to do with all these things? You guessed it…I had to create a pocket layout, of course.

I wasn’t really going for a work of art on the layout itself. I just wanted a photo and a place to hold all these papers. I ended up going through my orange scrap drawer and pulling out a bunch of coordinating papers. Using an old Quickutz rounded square shape, I punched all of the papers and started arranging them to cover the pocket.

Making a quilted background with pattern paper scraps from www.yourmemoryconnection.com

I used a full sheet of 12×12 cardstock. I knew that the pocket would be 6×12 so I folded the sheet in half to create a guide. Starting in the bottom left corner, I adhered my squares on the diagonal. The rounded corners provided the perfect place for a brad. I added one in between each square and that helped create the quilted look.

Making a quilted background with pattern paper scraps from www.yourmemoryconnection.com

After I added all of the brads, I folded down the other half of the card stock to cover up the brad posts. It gave a smooth edge to the back of the pocket so that I could slide all the papers in.

Here’s the completed layout:

Making a quilted background with pattern paper scraps from www.yourmemoryconnection.com #scrapbooking

The flap with my photo lifts up and that is where I added some journaling. I added a few butterflies, a flair badge, a quick title that I cut with my Silhouette and called it done.

Does your personality line up with your zodiac sign?

Thanks for stopping by today!

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14 Comments

  1. This is so beautiful!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Wow, what a great technique! It adds such a soft, homey feel to your page!

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  3. I love how you used your scraps and how it does look like a quilt. Also, that test is pretty cool. I took it years ago and it is good to know so much about ourselves.

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  4. What an interesting layout…very cool! I love the pattern you created for your pocket!! 🙂 Evie

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  5. Beautiful page! Love how you made your pocket. I think I am an INFJ (did a mini album page about it a few years ago!)

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  6. Great technique that adds to the page without overwhelming the photo, and a fabulous way to use up brads. Kudos.

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  7. I am loving the quilt pattern, Tammy, and the addition of the brads is brilliant! Fabulous end result!

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  8. I love this! What a great way to use your scraps!!

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  9. That is a really cool idea. I may have to borrow it. I love the butterflies.

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  10. This sounds interesting, I love to take these types of questionnaires or personality tests 🙂
    I will have to give it a try 🙂
    Great idea and such a lovely pocket to hold the information

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  11. Tammy, I am an INFJ. Don’t know if it aligns with my sign (Leo). I do know I’m not lthe general Leo type though, so maybe not. I love the quilted pattern! I tried it with hexagon a few months ago. I’m not thrilled with it, but I’ll keep working at it. These layouts are so important. The ones about US. I have a couple in the planning stages. Michelle t

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  12. What a great background idea! I’ve done Meyers-Briggs before & am amazed at how accurately it described me!

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  13. super fun! I love how you rounded the corners!

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  14. I love, love, love this!!!

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