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Making your Own Patterned Paper:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Ashli Oliver

making your own patterned paper:: a scrapbooking tutorial by ashli oliver @ shimelle.com

Every now and then a collection comes along that I find to be complete perfection. From the colors, to the icons… I have most recently fallen head over heels in love with the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection.

While my budget wouldn’t allow for me to purchase every single item, I was able to pick up several things… most importantly the stamp set. This will allow me to stretch the look of this collection and to make some patterns of my own. Let’s have a look…

That was super fun! I hope this has inspired you to embrace what you love in a collection and to make the most of it in your crafting!

making your own patterned paper:: a scrapbooking tutorial by ashli oliver @ shimelle.com

So, next time you head to your crafty space, grab some stamps, an inspiring collection, and craft up some patterns that you can call your own!

Thanks for joining me!






Ashli Oliver (aka soapHOUSEmama) is a recovering graphic designer, a homeschooling mother, wife, daughter, coffee addict, knitter and gardener with an extreme passion for mixed media paper crafting and memory keeping. Ashli finds great joy in both the creative process and the final piece. Most of her craft time is found in the wee hours of the evening when all of her kiddos are in dream land. Although, Ashli never misses an opportunity to grab a snippet of time during the day to shuffle some paper around.
When Ashli is not blogging, you can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

29 April 2014



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22 Comments for Making your Own Patterned Paper:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Ashli Oliver

  1. Jenny Marples (Buttons) Says:

    Ashli has done it again here, creating her own magic on a beautiful layout. I love the way she’s taken her ideas from the collection and made them her own. Jenny x

  2. Melissa Vining Says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring!

  3. Maria | marygoesround.de Says:

    This is such a beautiful layout!
    I loved watching the video ♥

    xo Maria
    http://www.marygoesround.de

  4. Marie Says:

    Adorable! Love the watercolours and bits and pieces you used.

  5. Clair Rigby Says:

    Absolutely loving this idea! Love using my stamp sets to make the most of my scraps – and this is a wonderful way of extending my stash even further!

  6. lil gik Says:

    Absolutely adorable!!

  7. Iv Says:

    wow!!!!! que increible layout!!!gracias por compartir el video… tengo que intentar hacer uno asi!! felicidades!!!!

  8. Brenda Grubbs Says:

    Ashley, I fell in love with your style and videos a couple of months ago. The “Chef Vivi” is such an inspirational and adorable LO! Thank you for for sharing!!

  9. Pam C Says:

    Simply brilliant. How many times have I bought embellishments and the colors never work for me? I will definitely give this a try.

  10. marie Says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  11. PrinzessinN Says:

    This is so lovely ♥

  12. Scrapacosas Says:

    That´s so cute! I must give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Gab Says:

    I just love that page and the whole idea. I’ve never even thought of using a coordinating stamp set in that way! Thanks!

  14. Nancy Jo Says:

    Such a fun technique! and a beautiful layout. Thanks so much for showing it all to us.

  15. SandraA Says:

    Great layout! Thanks for sharing your technique.

  16. Cathy L. Says:

    Love this layout! So fun to make a background paper with stamps!

  17. Rhonda H Says:

    Wondering what kind of paper and watercolors you are using. (Could not find the product listing…)

  18. soapHOUSEmama Says:

    Hi Rhonda! I used Bazzill white non-textured card stock and a basic watercolor palette from my local craft store chain. I hope this helps! Thanks!

  19. Cynthia Larson Says:

    Love your page. Thanks for sharing

  20. Tamara Says:

    What a gorgeous layout. I love all the details and the subtle colours. The Thickers are great, too. Which ones are these?

  21. soapHOUSEmama Says:

    Thanks Tamara! The Thickers are “Kitten” – part of the “My Girl” collection. Hope this helps :)

  22. Jeannine H Says:

    This is a super page and I loved seeing the technique. I also particularly like that it is a way to use a stamp set you like but can’t figure out how to use all the images. Perhaps a bit of an enabling strategy but that’s OK with scrapbooking. Thanks.

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