Joann’s has some fabulous new Parklane Paper Pads, and I was thrilled to work with the Lost Art Paper Pad. I love all the patterns and what’s super cool is that the papers come in different textures. Lost Art has gloss, vellum, embossed and acetate papers along with the double-sided patterned papers.
I knew I wanted to use as many patterns as possible, so I decided to make a “quilted” background. I have done a few pages like this before, and they are some of my favorite pages! To start the page, I found a quilt pattern I liked on Pinterest and made a diamond template on plain cardstock. I selected all the papers I wanted to use and cut 1″ strips and then hand cut the diamonds using the template.
I laid the pieces out in the star shape and once I had the patterns looking pretty, I tacked them down with a small dot of American Crafts Sticky Thumb tape runner. With my sewing machine, I sewed down the center of each diamond so that I could ruffle up the edges of the paper diamonds for extra texture. It took a little bit of time, but it was well worth it!
To embellish my photo, I cut two 3×4 cards from the cut-apart sheet included in the paper pad and then turned the cards into tags. The heart is fussy cut from another of the cut-apart cards. I added some wood veneer leaves and hello for finishing touches. The paper background is the star of the page, so it didn’t need too much embellishing!
The Lost Art paper pad was fun and easy to work with. Of course, the floral papers were my favorite! Be sure to check out your local Joann store, and you can also find the Parklane Paper Pads online at Joann.com!
Lost Art Paper Pad