Find ideas and how-tos for using patterned paper on your digital and paper scrapbook pages.

Blocks of patterned paper are used as accents on Fall Riding with the colors and motifs supporting, and even cuing, page subject. | “Fall Riding”  by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Krafty Cuts Leaves No 1, Krafty Canvas No 1, Fall Fun Element Pack, Banner Saftey Tags No 1, Scallop Strip Masks, Lifted Leaves No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Folded Ribbon Bits by Pattie Knox; Autumn Moon Ephemera by Sahlin Studio; Journey Back Elements by Vinnie Pearce; Wild Weekend, To The Woods, Glitter Thread Stitches by Lynn Grieveson; Westover by One Little Bird; Fall and Halloween Handdrawn words by Ali Edwards

4 ways to use patterned paper on scrapbook pages (Debbie Hodge) From background to accent, patterned paper is fun to work with and adds interest and even meaning to a page. See it at work on paper and digital pages.

10 Ideas for Using Timeless Patterns on Your Scrapbook Pages (Amy Kingsford) Start with fun facts and the history of patterns like dotted Swiss, paisley, gingham, houndstooth, and more. The bulk of this piece is 10 illustrated ideas for getting these patterns onto your scrapbook pages.

5 ways to make bold patterned paper work on your scrapbook pages (Dina Wakley) There’s nothing like the punch and wow-factor a bold and bright patterned paper gives a page. Dina says, “One thing I’ve learned over the years is how to make a bold piece of patterned paper work for you.” In this article she shares those ideas.

The 4 patterns that make mixing scrapbook papers a snap (Debbie Hodge) When it comes to mixing patterned papers on your scrapbook pages, there are a four patterns that mix easily with the wildest of motif and color combinations. These patterns are text, stripes, ledger/notebook, and dots. See them at work here.

12 Ideas for Using Patterned Paper Strips on your Scrapbook Pages (Doris Sander) One of Doris Sander’s favorite ways to work with patterned paper is to cut or tear the paper in strips.  See how many looks she gets with these strips – and understand why working with them never grows old.

6 Tips for Using Patterned Paper Backgrounds on your Scrapbook Pages (Debbie Hodge) Love patterned paper? While it can be tricky using a patterned paper as background, see these tips making sure your photos and story still shine.

Ideas for Scrapbooking with Dots and Stripes (Debbie Hodge) Dots and stripes are patterns that work on most pages. Understand these basic pattern [patternedpaper]