When I first started crafting as a hobby I purchased a few 12 x 12 pattern paper sets from Stampin Up … and well, pretty much never used them. I was about to give them away (nothing sadder in a craft room than unused supplies) when online card classes advertised a class on using pattern papers, pattern play.
My first attempt at using pattern paper is paper piecing. I ended up using quite a subtle paper for the flowers and stems, and plain card stock for the stalks. I also added a strip to the inside of the card; a striped pattern with the same colors as the paper used on the front of the card.
I also decided to try a little paper weaving. I haven’t quite figured out how to finish this tag, but it was quite a lot of fun doing the weaving itself. Although it turns out getting the weaving to be completely straight was quite hard. I might use this tag in my journal tomorrow … so watch this space to see how it all evolves.
I am still not too convinced about using pattern paper. I do like the ideas from the class, particularly paper piecing and using the paper behind a negative die cut.