Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Stacy Milford
Price: Paper Pad $9.99, Die Cut Accents $2.99
Having two sons that are very involved in all things related to sports, I am always on the lookout for sports-themed scrapbooking supplies. The SEI "I'm an Athlete" collection includes a 12"x12" paper pad of 24 heavyweight patterned papers, two of each design. These papers are one-sided and cover the following sports: baseball, football, soccer and basketball. Other patterns include stars, stripes and words. The Die Cut Accents in this collection come in a package of 50 die-cut pieces.
The patterns in this collection are very bold, colorful and graphic in design. They are perfect for many different sporting occasions!
I found the 12"x12" patterned paper to be quite heavy and very easy to work with. At first, I was surprised that it was one-sided. In the end, it made decision-making so much easier because I didn't have to worry about which side to use!
The Die Cut Accents complement the patterned paper and come in cute designs that easily add the perfect touch to any project. My only disappointment in the die cuts is that they are not made of the same heavyweight paper, so I had to handle with some care.
Tips & Techniques:
- Pop up the die cuts using foam adhesive to add dimension to your project.
- Cut the bold patterned paper into smaller squares to add interest to your page protector layouts.
- Accent a large team photo with die cuts.
- Use a punch to create a quick patterned paper design for an easy card.
Project Ideas & Examples:
This collection of patterned papers and die cuts can be used for many different types of projects. Of course, the basic scrapbook layout first comes to mind. The 12"x12" papers make a great background for sports layouts.
If you have found that using page protectors makes your scrapbooking super easy and effortless, these papers work great for that style as well. The bold designs are just the right accent for your photos.