Here are some simple steps for making a quick card using patterned paper...
**First select a patterned paper you like
**Second select a solid color that matches the something in the pattern
**Third cut a card front from the solid color
**Forth cut the patterned paper to fit either the top half or bottom half of your card front
**Fifth find a piece of ribbon that matches another color in your pattern (doesn't have to be the same color as your solid color). Tie the ribbon so that the line between your solid and patterned papers is covered. For interest, tie the bow to the left or right of the center
**Sixth stamp a sentiment or cut one from one of your cartridges. Glue this to a piece of the solid colored paper, leaving a little border around the sentiment.
**Seventh glue the sentiment to the patterned paper
You have now used patterned paper. Do this several times with different patterns and colors and before you know it...you will be hooked on using patterned paper. You might even use two patterns!
My Life Scripture
Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.