Sunday, December 1, 2013

Be a ProPlayer on the Paper Trail

Welcome to this month's edition of the Paper Trail blog hop! If you have arrived here from Tracey's blog, you're on the right track. As always, the hop goes round and round in a continuous circle, so you can start anywhere!

ProPlayer Paper Packet
This month we are featuring the ProPlayer paper packet with colors that include Black, Pacifica, Ruby, and Slate. While the paper hints of an electronic game theme, the colors and patterns can easily be translated to other uses. That being said, if you do have video game photos to be showcased on your layouts, consider using the coordinating ProPlayer Stickease  which very much follow that theme. You will, however, see that I have used those same stickease in my projects and simply chosen those that are a bit more generic.

Let's take a look at a layout created with papers from this collection. I created this layout to teach to my team at our annual stamp camp training day and I think that you will see how versatile these papers can be. Today, I will show you the first of three layouts. Come back Monday and Tuesday to see the companion layouts that we made. Once you've seen all three projects, note how each layout was made using the same pattern used in a variety of configurations. All are fast and simple and give you fun options to use in your scrapbooking creations!

This first layout is built on a base of slate cardstock and is titled using one of the stickease that announces "Game On". Sure, it could refer to an electronic game. However, if you think out of the box to any number of sporting events, challenges, and even graduation, you will find that you have many more choices!

Check out the embellishments along the bottom of the left hand page. The shapes were cut using our cricut cartridges and the Pacifica banner shapes were further embellished with small stickease. It is simple to string images together like this if you first glue dot all of the shapes to your layout taking care to keep the glue dots away from the holes you need to use for the twine. Once they are in place, you can thread the twine right thru the holes and secure the ends onto the back of the page with a bit of tape.

Do you see those funky little v-shaped bits dancing along the twine? Those are pieces cut from our Slate Striped Twist Ties!  Who would have guessed that we would some day be using the equivalent of bread ties to decorate our layouts? It is easy to cut a piece, twist it around the twine, and just bend it into shape. They are, after all, wired and simple to shape.

Top Left Hand Corner
Bottom Right Hand Corner
You will also see Mid-town Cork Shapes used on this layout both in the top left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner. These are easy to use as you can peel off the backing to find that they already have adhesive on them. They are also considered to be part of the color-ready collection of products so while I chose to leave them as is, you could add some color to them by sponging the edges. 

Remember to come back on Monday to see the next ProPlayer layout!  Enjoy!

Now hop on over to Connie's blog to see what she has in store for you!


  1. Linda,
    I like you couldn't believe we would be using funky little bread ties, but I've fallen in love with them. Can't wait to see your companion pages!