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Tracy McLennon

Be Awesome Patterned Background

Hello crafty friends! Here’s hoping that the summer months are treating you well. Tracy here, and today I have a pretty little scrapbook layout to share. This layout features the use of lots of patterned paper scraps to create a beautiful background. Here are all of the details.

Be Awesome Patterned Background by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Patterned Scrap Background Idea

I started creating this project after using up MOST of this beautiful patterned paper collection. All I had left were a few small pieces, the barcode patterned strips, and some embellishments. So, step one was to add thin scrap strips of patterned paper to the top and bottom of the background using the E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser. Then cut a cardstock circle to the size you want for your background. I then took the patterned paper scrap strips and started adhering it to the cardstock circle background using the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Cut off any bits and pieces that hang over the circle.

Be Awesome Patterned Background by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Overlap some strips here and there, and even add some of the shorter little leftover patterned paper pieces to the background. Once complete and trimmed. Mat the layered circle in taupe cardstock and distress the edges. Adhere to the middle of the layout using E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser.

Be Awesome Patterned Background by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Scrapbook Page Design

Next mat the 4×6 photo in white and black cardstock using the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Now adhere the matted photo to the layout using Crafty Foam Tape 108′.

Be Awesome Patterned Background by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Begin adding ephemera around the matted photo using a combination of Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix and 3D Foam Squares White Mix for extra dimension. I also used the Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix to add the title strip to the bottom of the layout and the tag to the top. Add burlap string to the tag.

Be Awesome Patterned Background by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Be Awesome Patterned Background by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tracy

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Crafty Foam Tape 108′
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser

Other
Patterned Papers: Vicki Boutin (Wildflower and Honey Collection), Black Burlap String, Paper Distresser, Cardstock (Black, White, Taupe)

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