Forgive my ignorance--but what is the purpose of double-sided patterned paper? Is it to choose between the two sides? Can someone please give me some tips, hints, ideas on how to use double-sided paper? Thanks!
It's also particularly useful when you make little gift boxes (beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside), mini-albums, tags and lots of other projects. A time-saver especially when you're making multiples of the projects.
Yes, I think so...thank you for replying drpayne. I just see these big packs of double-sided paper for like $20 and am thinking that I'd rather have them all as single sheets, but what do I know? I'm new to scrapbooking too!!!
I love double sided paper! I very RARELY use a full sheet of patterned paper (pp). Double sided gives you lots of options for 1 sheet. You can mix it on one lo. Use one side on 1 layout and the other on another, etc. The possibilities are endless.
double sided paper is great for folding- like flower petals. Stampin-up has a "project" where you cut 4 or 5 scalloped circles then fold and adhere in a fan shape to make a cute turkey tail.
I recently did a page where I folded down a top corner and put a brad on to hold it down. I adhered another coordinating piece behind the fold to complete the corner. It just adds to the texture look of the page.
You can cut the top of a circle/square to a heart shape, then fold in the bottom sides to a V shape, (accordian fold if you want.) this makes a heart frame to put a picture in on a page. Looks good with double sided paper.
I go back and forth on double sided paper. Its good because:
1) if I am not using a full sheet I can use the other side and it co-ordinates, yay!
2) acrylic albums, cards, paper rolling/tearing, folded items, certain projects previously mentioned ... all work great with double sided papers.
I don't like them because:
1) Sometimes I hate choosing which side I want to use...I often use a full sheet of PP or 3/4 of a sheet for a background and build up layers on that. And if I LOVE both sides of a piece in the store I feel like I should buy 2 pieces!
Speaking of Martha's stuff, I just got a beautiful set for under 20 that I used to do a background of blue/green buttons behind pics of my girls in matching green sweaters with a blue flower attached. I then took some of my green frames and put them around the pics and used another pic of my girls cut in the shape of a heart for an embellishment. I love the two sided papers because it adds so much to your book! mine wasn't the holiday one that is below, but this is a comprable item.
Hehehe, yes Comma Holly, but usually double sided paper is more expensive per sheet than single sided.
Somehow I feel guilty using just one side of a beautifully double sided piece. I know I am weird.
do you think?? I just spent 1.69 on SINGLE sided paper yesterday,,,,I've spent far less on double sided paper before,,,
and K and co is my FAVORITE double sided paper,,,,,usually VERY reasonably priced, IMHO,,,
I just bought an entire pack of Xmas paper double sided for my Christian friends holiday gifts,,,14.00 for the entire 36 sheet pack,,,,,much cheaper than the MME single sided paper I bought,,,,,,28 pages,,,,
I dunno,,,,,,I think it just depends on what you're looking for,,,,by the piece perhaps,,,,though not always,,,,,I often find double sided paper LESS THAN single sided sheets,,,,
Oh, and a friend just got me Hanukkah paper at archivers,,,,,,double sided 6 pieces for 2 bucks,,,,,and the other paper was double sided 88 cents,,,,,,,,still far less than the 1.69 that I spent on single sided paper from Ancestry.com yesterday.
double sided paper can be used as two pages, some times I scrap on both sides, when you turn the page there's the back side that you scraped. also i cute my pages and combind them to make a page look totaly differnt.