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Monday, 02 August 2010


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That is such a great idea Alexa. Brilliant recycling and solves the problem of what to do with unwanted paper perfectly.

I can't wait to see you finished layout it's looking good already :)


It is looking good already!

I like the plan of putting the paper in the recycling too, that'll reduce the guilt slightly :)


Great thought process - I love the resulting idea! I totally agree with you about the papers never looking IRL as they do online. It's so difficult to match up colours this way. I've dabbled with digital papers and after reading your post, might experiment a little more.


Love the idea of "recycling" old paper Alexa, since I started digi-scrapping the old stash pile is packed away in boxes ready to be used for cards and other scrap projects. I agree though that sometimes patterns just don't go the way you'd like. Looking forward to seeing your finished layout


Hi Lin! Just love your 4 on Friday, and am posting the link here for anyone else who would like to see it (hope that's OK).


With your digital skills, Michele, you will have no problem at all! Do keep me posted if you do any more experimenting. :)


This is really a fabulous idea. I'm trying to find an economical way to print my pages - I used to print from home but don't have a wide format printer so I was limited. I may not be buying as many expensive papers but the cost has just shifted to another area.
I would say that my thoughts on patterned paper are quite similar - except, I might border on fear sometimes ... those 12x12 pieces can be so intimidating ;-)

{ Emma }

What a superb idea about using old unliked papers! I'd never thought to do it before but what a great way to use it up.


ooh loving ur ideas. thanx for ur kind comment on my blog as well
Jo xxxx


Great idea. I, too, have too much patterned paper that I will probably never use. I did take a lot of the two-sided papers and filed the plain colored side with my Bazzill. I'm more apt to use that. Now I'll be looking for the white sides to store for this technique. I've printed digital papers before, but always ended up with more than I needed. Your template ideas works perfectly.

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