Use Your Stash | Lace Cardstock

I have some more Use Your Stash ideas today.

I was looking through one of my Cropper Hopper paper holders the other day and I came across a stack of these KI Memories lace papers. They’ve been around for a few years, in many different patterns – letters, numbers, flowers, and seasonal selections. It’s no secret that as a scrapbooker, I’m also a collector. I collect products. Usually, I have no shame about it. But I do find it shameful that I have at least 10 sheets of this pretty paper and I’m not using it.

Time to fix that! Here are a few examples of ways to use lace cardstock on your projects:

Use it as a border

I think this is my favorite lace cardstock pattern ever. Something about a loopy border just makes me happy. I was super lucky to be able to take a trip to Europe earlier this year (my first trip over the ocean!) and I’m still in the middle of scrapbooking the special photos from my trip. I thought this loopy border perfectly matched the mood and tone of this layout.

Supplies: Paper – Crate Paper Heirloom, KI Memories Streamers, Bazzill Kraft, Bazzill Cream Puff. Embellishments – Crate Paper Layered Chipboard flower.

Peek through embellishment

This is a foundation page from my December Daily album. I started off with a sheet of Partridge in a Pear Tree paper from Basic Grey. I punched a 2 inch circle from the top left corner of my page and lined it with a snowflake cut from KI Memories Festive Flurry paper for an unexpected touch.

Layer lace paper over a clear page

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Blocked

This one goes back a few years, but I wanted to show the very first layout where I finally used some lace cardstock. This layout is based on a Becky Fleck Page Map. On this example, I used the Stars lace cardstock to block in the left third of my layout to help bring attention to the photos.

 

Here are seven more ideas for lace papers:

  • Spray them with any of the mists
  • Use them as a mask – spray a mist or paint over them onto cardstock
  • Stamp on it with text or flourish stamp to create a unique background
  • Layer it on Bazzill Plastic Paper for a cool see through layout. You could do the same thing on a page in a clear acrylic album or on an acetate card for the same effect.
  • Layer left over pieces on top of pattern paper for a totally different look
  • Layer an entire sheet on top of cardstock like scrapping4twins did in these Back to School layouts.
  • Cut out a small piece using a square punch and line it up with other pattern paper like Shannon did in this Pre-K layout at Two Peas.

Do you still have some lace paper in your stash? Get them out this weekend and a fun die-cut paper to one of your projects.

14 Comments

  1. Great ideas! I love the way that you have used that lace paper and use some of your ideas to use up my stash!

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    • I am really guilty of hoarding for no good reason. Sometimes we just need a little push to get us to use something we’ve forgotten about. 🙂

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  2. I do have some lace paper hidden in my stash. I am scared to cut them up, LOL
    I love how you put the snowflake in the circle. Neat idea.

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    • It actually worked great to hid the cut marks! I love peek-a-boo looks like that. I can do “unexpected” once in a while! 🙂

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  3. I LOVE these projects! But I don’t have any lace cardstock! I’m thinking I might have to go out and buy some…

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    • Oh, you must have super human powers to have resisted so long! LOL. I think you can still get several different patterns at JoAnn’s. Michaels might carry some of it too. Give it a try!

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  4. what great layouts! I love the lace cardstock-and i loved your tips with using them! thanks!

    thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to write such a kind comment. I truly appreciate it!

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  5. What great ideas!! I have such a collection of these papers too!! I sometimes use them as masks for misting!!

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  6. You know, lace papers are one thing I don’t have in my stash. However, thanks to your post, I think I need some! Haha!

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  7. great tips! love your creations!

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  8. I have a few of these “stored” also; I’d never hoard ;-). Thanks for the ideas.

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  9. Such great ideas! I’ve always looked at lace cardstock and wondered what I’m supposed to do with it – now I know!

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  10. I was looking for a Birthday card idea for my lace cardstock and I think I found it here. I just hate to cut it though, but it is a special persons birthday. Thanks

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