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Playing with Paper: Innovative Ideas for Using Patterned Papers in Your Scrapbooks [Paperback]

Angelia Wigginton
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Book Description

27 Mar 2009

When playing with paper, anything goes!

It's hard to resist all the gorgeous patterned paper lining store shelves. It's even harder to know just the right way to use it. Instead of keeping your prettiest prints off your pages to save for that elusive "perfect layout," find out how to mix, crumple, cut, stamp, weave, punch and piece your favorite sheets into fabulous layouts today!

With simple techniques and "try this" tips, Playing with Paper is a must-have resource for using patterned paper to enhance your memories. In these pages, learn to use patterned papers—from one or two to four or more—in a wide variety of ways. With clear explanations, a "no rules" approach, and illustrated step-by-step instructions for simple paper techniques, you'll be Playing with Paper in no time!

More than 130 layouts illustrate how to:

  • Use one or two patterns to enhance a page
  • Mix four (or more!) patterned papers successfully
  • Make use of that stash of paper scraps
  • Create embellishments and details that pop
You can't beat patterned paper for beauty, versatility and all-out fun. So get out the trimmer and tape runner, and get ready to start Playing with Paper!


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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Memory Makers (27 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599630338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599630335
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 946,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Angelia Wigginton is a 2006 Memory Makers Master as well as a Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Winner in 2006. In 2007 she had an exclusive contract with Better Homes and Gardens' Scrapbooks, Etc. and appeared in every issue of that magazine. Her blog can be found at www.my-rich-life.blogspot.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can see clearly.... 24 April 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you are anything like me, you have a big pile of pretty patterned papers in your stash that you have no idea what to do with. If so, this book is a great way to get some ideas on how to use up that pile and also how to think logically when buying patterned papers in the future.

The book is divided into chapters and starts off slowly giving you ideas on how to incorporate one pattern on a page and then goes forward with two, three and so on. Before long, you'll have half a dozen patterns on your page and you'll be wondering why you ever stumbled this hurdle. Of course, together with the guidance on how to use patterned paper, there is also inspiration to gleaned from the layouts in the book in terms of placement of photos and embellishments, journalling, titles and page ideas.

This book is a sound investment and contains a number of great tips on how to approach the beautiful world of patterned paper and come out the other side with some great looking layouts. I have managed to work my way through a quarter of my stash using the ideas in this book which, of course, means I now have to go shopping to buy some more!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Papercraft 26 Aug 2013
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Interesting publication with lots of creative ideas using many everyday materials. Will have fun experimenting with new ways to scrapbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Playing with Paper -WOW! 9 Mar 2009
By Karen McGary - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is much more than a scrapbook idea book illustrating great uses and combos of patterned paper but a reference you will use over and over to create eye catching layouts. Angelia has a amazing eye for design, balance,using multi-photos and combining patterned papers in a playful and appealing manner- the majority of the examples in the book were created by the author.

DO NOT forget to read this one as Angelia offers "design secrets" in her written words. While the layouts are 110% worth the cost of this book, reading her text is like being in her head as she designs her pages. The "how & why" of the layout is explained clearly and concisely.

I am thrilled to see an entire book of Angelia's layouts- Waiting for Book #2 ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best scrapbooking idea books that I have purchased in a long, long time! 9 Feb 2010
By Helen H. Blankenship - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book as a gift but after it arrived and I read and looked I was hooked! I kept the book and ended up ordering my friend another copy for her birthday. Love the ideas and love the photos. I have already marked several pages that I plan on using the ideas and layouts in my own scrapbooks. This book makes it easy to use patterned papers. By the way, my friend also loves her copy of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Many uses of paper 15 May 2009
By Cynthia Gay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I marked 15 layouts in this book I'd like to try. Arranging paper in a collage fashion is a challenge for me and this one presents the techniques so well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars pLAYING WITH pAPER 29 April 2009
By Tina M. Hicks - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
oH MY GOSH! I have always loved Angela's style of scrapbooking. This book is awesome. I am a big idea book collector and this ranks in my top 3!
If you are considering purchasing this book, it is well worth the money!
You will not be disappointed. I can't wait for book #2!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loving this book! 15 Mar 2009
By H. K. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have always loved Angelia Wigginton's style. She has an amazing sense of design and style. One of my favorite things about her layouts is how she mixes & matches patterned paper that I would never have thought to put together. In this book, she not only has great examples of her work, but she explains how to get the same look to work for you and why she does things a certain way. It's a great resource for any scrapbooker!
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