>> Friday, September 16, 2011
I adore using lots of the Lily Bee patterned papers on my layouts. There are so many yummy patterns - stripes, polka dots, florals, damasks - that I can never choose between them all. And when I find myself trying to incorporate lots of patterns on a page, I always turn to my shape punches. They are the perfect way to add small (but plentiful) bits of color and pattern to a layout.
On this fall page, I used five of the Harvest Market patterned papers (and their B-sides as well!) by punching out two sizes of circles and arranging them into three groupings on my page. You could use just about any shaped punch - ovals, hearts, stars, scalloped squares would all work well. I added a grid of machine stitching to each group, just to unify them and make the circles look "connected."
And once you've completed your page, you can use any extra pieces to whip up a quick card: