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Sun 03

Make Your Own Newspaper Print

Today I wanted to share an 8x8 layout with you and also show you how I made the background paper that looks just like newspaper. You can see the newspaper print I made behind the parrots' photo in my layout below. Remember to click on a photo to see it more closely.


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Memory Box Papers: Minuet Skip to my Lou, distress dots squash, dill cs
Memory Box Dies: Tupelo Circle (98500), Large Typewriter Number set (98441), Poppystamps Cecelia Flower (866) for leaves
Memory Box Stamp: Vintage Dreams (G1838)
Stamp Ink: SU chocolate chip
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios Blue Fancy Birdcage painted with gesso; Teresa Collins sticky note; Tim Holtz film strip ribbon; Studio Calico hexagon mask with Liquitex modeling paste; Prima Miss Godiva marshmallow and Soubrette E flowers; Prima resin bird and clock face; Petaloo mini canterbury flowers; The Twinery twine; sewing machine


One thing I do in my studio is keep all sorts of packaging that I can recycle. I just keep it in one of my baskets on my shelving unit so it's easy to store and grab something when I need it.


One of my favorites is packing paper that you either get when you move or when you go to a store and they wrap a piece of glassware or fragile piece in packing paper. Do not throw that paper away. Keep it. There are many ways to reuse that paper. Here is one way.

For this layout, I first inked up the Memory Box Vintage Dreams stamp (G1838) and stamped it onto packing paper four times side-by-side using brown ink. (Note: the Memory Box Mail Definitions stamp (G1839) would work great too.) I then tore a piece of the paper to fit onto my layout.

I had extra left over so I also die cut the number 2 using the Memory Box Large Typewriter Number Set (98441). And because the paper was very thin, I used the technique I shared a few weeks ago so that the number would cut out onto nice, sturdy paper. You can see that tip in my Memory Box post here.


Once my "newspaper" was made, I was able to put together my layout onto Memory Box squash distressed dots paper. I thought the paper matched our parrots quite nicely. :) I also added the Memory Box Tupelo Circle die (98500) and some leaves using the Poppystamps Ceciliea Flower die (866) with Memory Box dill cardstock along with other embellishments to finish.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Blessings, 


Gorgeous layout, love the layers and textures. Great thrifty tips too..

Wonderful page and what a great way to upcycle those packing papers :)

Very fun! Great lo, love the colors!!

Lovely page! The print is a great touch!

Great idea. This is a lovely LO!

Very pretty...love all the gorgeous details!!

What a great idea! Beautiful layout

Another gorgeous layout, Patter! Such a great way to make your own newsprint. I just happen to have some of that packing paper hanging around. :)

Great layout! Yesterday I received a package of sequins and kept the packaging paper. Thanks for reminding why I saved it!

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