Thursday, March 15, 2012

Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em!

I bet you weren't expecting Kenny Rogers this morning!!  Hopefully, you won't have this song stuck in your head now, like I have for the past two weeks, since I thought of using it for my post title for today!!  :)  If you are wondering what in the world this has to do with scrapbooking...well, let me get to it!  Do you ever buy those gorgeous double sided papers and think...ugh, how can I use one side and have the other side go to waste and never be seen??!!  Well, I have a quick and easy little idea, that can help you show off both sides of those gorgeous patterned papers...FOLDING!  First, I'll share two pages with you, that I created using some of the yummy, yummy Miss Caroline goodies from My Mind's Eye, that I received as one of my DT assignments for my LSS, Scraphappy Pensacola.

For the folding technique on these layouts, I cut several circles using my Cricut Expression.  You could also use a circle cutter or circle punch.  On the "Happy Leap Day" layout, I just folded a quarter of the circle over and then alternated the pattern to create a fun banner for my title.  On the second layout, "Enjoy Today", I folded over four sides of the circle to create a square shape.  I chose to use my shapes side by side, but you could also turn then corner to corner and create a fun diamond pattern on your page.  

I really hope you enjoyed stopping by today and that you will try this technique, that is very popular right now in the crafty world.  Not only do you get to show off both sides of those gorgeous papers, but you can also add a little texture to your pages without adding a lot of bulk!!  And don't forget the exciting news, that Scraphappy has a new location!!!  Come by and check out the new place and grab some of these amazing My Mind's Eye products and be on the look out for new upcoming products that were released during Winter CHA!!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper, Stickers, Pearl Flourish, Wood Accent:  My Mind's Eye
Brads:  The Paper Studio & Chloe's Closet
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Edgers:  Provo Craft
Sprinklers:  October Afternoon
Pearls:  Recollections


  1. I love the white lace border. Is it part of the paper, or did you stamp it? Very cool! It gives your LO great depth!

  2. That is a great idea!!! I love it!!!! And LOVING both these lo's!! I loveeeeeee the photos...and that MME paper is sooooooooooo beautiful!!!

  3. These are both adorable- I love your ability w/handmade embellishments!

  4. I need to give folding a try! Love your blog title here and I'll think of you as I hum this country song all day!!!!..... urg! hee hee

  5. this is really a great idea, there really are so many great papers with two pretty sides, love the little circles folded over, very clever!!

  6. wow, that is too cool Ashley!!! I love both of these pages also.. and what a cute idea to take pics on leap day :)

  7. Love the title, love the folding, love the los!