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Glitter Girl tackles bold patterned papers (scrapbooking video)

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This week Glitter Girl takes on the challenge of bold patterned papers, something currently being discussed here on the General Scrapbooking message board. This week her adventure takes her through a range of page examples then the create of one page from start to finish.

There’s a little something different for you this week – a PDF printable of scrapbooking sketches designed with bold patterned papers in mind. The collection of sketches includes both single and double page ideas. To download the sketches, go to this week’s Glitter Girl page and look below the picture but above the description. There’s a tab there that says ‘files’. Click on that and you’ll see the download link! Presto.

Anyway, shall we get on with the video?

For my bold patterned paper, I chose a floral from the Paper Heart collection by Crate. The woodgrain paper is from the same collection and most of the embellishment is from the Note to Self collection from Echo Park. The papers I used this week come in both 12×12 and 6×6 formats if you like the idea of the pattern but would prefer it on a smaller scale. (You can see all the supplies at the bottom of the page here.)

scrapbook page with crate papers

Now it’s your turn! What bold patterned papers have proven themselves challenging for you? This week Glitter Girl encourages you to create a page with a bold pattern – particularly if you’d like to try one of the sketches! Take a photo of your project and upload it to Two Peas and check the box for the Glitter Girl challenge in step four of the upload process to share it with us all – and you’re also welcome to share a link in the comments here if you fancy!

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Onward, covered in glitter, my dear scrapbookers!

adventures of glitter girl

The Adventures of Glitter Girl is a weekly series on Two Peas in a Bucket, and goes live every Wednesday. I’ll share each adventure here shortly after that. I hope you enjoy her quests for crafting happiness, and if you ever have a scrapbooking dilemma yourself, you can always call her to action on the message board.

19 April 2012

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10 Comments for Glitter Girl tackles bold patterned papers (scrapbooking video)

  1. SandraA Says:

    Great samples for using bold papers. Thanks for the sketches!

  2. Julie Says:

    Great ideas and explaining why to use crazy beautiful busy paper. I can actually do this. Off to find some pattern paper and USE it!
    thank you

  3. senoritascrapper Says:

    I really like bold patterns. It’s what gets me to buy, buy, buy. Thanks for the sketches.

  4. Giorgina Neilson Says:

    Hi Shimelle, could you please tell me what template you used to make the cartoon pixelated photograph at the top? Thanks

  5. Jules Says:

    I’m definitely a B side girl too, so this challenge definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone! Here’s my take on it:

  6. Sabbyscrap Says:

    Hi Shimelle,
    Loved the challenge:
    Thanks again for the inspiration!
    Have a nice week,
    Hugs from Bordeaux, FR

  7. Nelmarie Says:

    I really love this papers together! You look great with Abigail on hands :D

  8. Maria Says:

    Hi Shimelle, I really love to watch the glitter girl videos. They’re very inspiring! :-D

  9. Julianna Says:

    I was really inspired by this video & the other Glitter Girl one about putting together a kit that mixes manufacturers, so I made a LO based around an old, bold piece of Sass paper I was having trouble figuring out how to use. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration & examples!

  10. Mary Coombs Says:

    Very impressive indeed.