CREATING YOUR OWN LAYERED PATTERN PAPER

TODAY, LET'S LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNED PAPER THROUGH LAYERING, ALIGNING, AND STITCHING! WITH THIS FUN FOR WINTER LAYOUT, 'DREAM', I'LL TEACH YOU HOW I EASILY MADE MY LAYOUT REALLY POP WITH THIS SPECIAL BACKGROUND TREATMENT. LET'S GO ...

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

STEP ONE | GRAB SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNED PAPERS - FOUR TO BE EXACT, ALTHOUGH IT COULD VARY IF YOU WANT MORE OR LESS PATTERNS INCLUDED - AND TRIM ONE 3 INCH STRIP FROM EACH PAPER. THIS IS PERFECT BECAUSE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO 9" X 12" LAYOUTS AS WELL, YOU'LL HAVE A PERFECT PIECE TO USE FOR THOSE LAYOUTS LATER! 

STEP TWO | PUT THE STRIPS THROUGH YOUR PAPER TRIMMER AGAIN AND MAKE THEM INTO 3" SQUARES. 

STEP THREE | TRIM EACH 3" SQUARE DIAGONALLY TO CREATE TWO TRIANGLES FROM EACH PIECE. 

STEP FOUR | ASSEMBLE YOUR PATTERN. I DID THIS BY ALIGNING AND RANDOMIZING MY FOUR DIFFERENT PATTERNS IN ROWS ON MY BACKGROUND PAPER LOOSELY. I DO THIS FIRST WITHOUT ANY ADHESIVE TO MAKE SURE I LIKE THE FLOW AND BALANCE OF PATTERN. ONCE YOU'RE HAPPY -  PUT A LITTLE ADHESIVE ON THE BACK AND FINALIZE IT! 

STEP FIVE | PUNCH AND STITCH. GRABBING MY AWL, I PUNCHED AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF EACH TRIANGLE, AVOIDING THE MIDDLE SEAMS. THEN, I GRABBED MY NEEDLE AND EMBROIDERY THREAD AND GOT TO WORK. THIS IS THE MOST TIME CONSUMING PART BUT REALLY BRINGS THE TEXTURE ASPECT TO THE BACKGROUND SO I LOVE IT! YOU CAN USE IT MORE SPARINGLY IF YOU'RE SHORT ON TIME AS AN ALTERNATIVE!


That's it - Layer your photo and embellishments and you'll have a fun layered pattern paper layout of your own in no time!


Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator

Layered Pattern Paper with Scrapbook Layout 'Dream" | The Paper Curator


What's your favorite way to make your own backgrounds?

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! I HOPE YOU'LL GIVE THIS LAYERED BACKGROUND PATTERN A TRY! LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO, OR SHARE WITH THE #TPCTRIES ON INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER!