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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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.