No, your eyes are not deceiving you. No, it’s not deja vu! No, it’s not even a mistake! This is the same layout I posted a few days ago.
When I went to make this page, I already had the title and the story. You can read about that here.
It’s a fun little story about my puppy’s apparent jealousy of me holding my little niece. When I went looking for papers, I didn’t look by color as I normally do, I looked for fun! I wanted fun colors and designs to tell this story.
I found these papers by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday. The turquoise and white with the little red accent was the just the right amount of fun color to let my photo still shine. The problem? I only had one piece of the two sided patterned paper and I wanted to use both! (Don’t you just hate that?)
I found a way to use both. That square piece of patterned paper in the middle? I cut that from the inside of the paper I used as a base. Let me show you what I mean. Here’s a look at the back side of the page:
I placed my original 12″x 12″ paper in my paper trimmer as if I was going to cut off a 2″ strip. Instead of starting my cut at that top of
the page, I moved my blade down to the 2″ mark on the arm and then locked the arm in to place
. That way I started cutting 2″ from the top and then I stopped my cut 2″ from the bottom. I rotated my page 90 degrees and repeated the cuts. Once I had done this on all four side, I had a 10″x 10″ square of the patterned paper and a 12″x 12″ frame of the patterned paper.
I used the 12″x 12″ striped frame as a base and layered it with a 11″x 11″ piece of white cardstock. I flipped the 10″x 10″ square so the other side of the paper was showing and used that as the block for my pictures, journaling and title!
One piece of patterned paper – both sides of the design on my page! That’s using what you’ve got!