My sister gave me these books when I was visiting this past fall (and they were still in the to-process pile!). She doesn't scrapbook as much as I do and thought I might be able to find a use for these. I haven't used pre-printed pages in years, so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use a few of them before I took these books apart and incorporated the remaining pages into my paper drawers by color. I'll be sharing the results of my challenge over the next several days.
Here's one of the papers I chose from the School Days book.
I decided to use this as the base for a page showcasing a few photos from this past Fourth of July.
I liked the idea of different strips of paper going across the page. I started with a Fourth of July kraft cardstock patterned paper and covered the green journal spots, then added additional patterned paper at the top & bottom to cover the pencil & apple border. There's still quite a bit of the original background showing - the yellow check pattern, the red, and the blue decorative border. Yet, this School Days paper is now showing its patriotic side!
Do you have any of these pre-printed patterned papers hiding in your stash. If so, join me and challenge yourself to use them on a new layout soon!