Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Using both sides of double sided-paper

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Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!

I've just learned of a fantastic way to use both sides of a sheet of double-sided patterned paper on the same layout. It's so simple - and yet not something I had thought of! I learned this idea from Patti Behan.
Layout created by Patti Behan
Take a 12x12 (or whatever size you wish your layout to be) sheet of double-sided patterned paper. Using the fit-to-page feature of your Cricut, cut your desired shape. The shape must be symmetrical. Once cut, take the "scrap" piece (that is, the piece that is not your actual shape) and adhere it to the white page from your scrapbook sleeve. Then, flip the shape over and insert it in the blank area. What a great way to save paper!!

Patti also put together a video tutorial explaining the procedure.
Happy crafting!



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44 comments:

  1. What a great idea! thanks for the tip!

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  2. omg! what a fantastic tip - before this I couldn't use my double sided papers because one side wouldn't be seen. Now I know what to do . Thanks :D

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  3. Great idea and such a cute layout.

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  4. What a fantastic idea I would never of thought to do this. I know people who cut the middles out of large shapes to use when the middle is going to be covered with a photo or element but this is even better.
    Kim xXx

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  5. That's a great idea. I'm always trying to find ways to incorporate both sides in the same layout!

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  6. What a good idea! I had not thought of that, but I sure will use it now!

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  7. thank you for the wonderful tip!

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  8. Always looking for a way to optimize my paper stash!

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  9. That is a great idea. I love double sided paper. It makes matching patterns and colors so easy.

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  10. Great tip - Merry Christmas.

    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  11. Oh how clever! What a great tip! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  12. What a great idea for a quick scrapbook page.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  13. Wow love the ides of being able to use both sides of double sided paper
    perderg@q.com

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  14. this is something i already use..but its great to see you post this tip as a reminder or idea for those that dont know :) have a great day :)

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  15. That was a really great tip! I had never thought of that.
    Definitely gonna use it 8)

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  16. Love your blog, check it almost every day!

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial. Your tip made sense after I watched tutorial. Thanks.
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  18. Love this idea to be able to utilize both sides of a page! Thanks for sharing!

    krissaxt at yahoo dot com

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  19. That is a fantastic tip, and your layout turned out so beautiful!

    Olivia
    ojdorman@gmail.com

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  20. Your project is so pretty and I love your tip. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Thanks for passing along this tip! It's a great one!

    Wendy T.

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  22. awesome tip thanks so much for sharing.. hopefully it'll help me save some paper :D
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  23. Great idea! I am going to have to try this on one of my layouts.

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  24. Thanks for the mention, Kate! Glad you liked my tip.

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  25. tfs your new discovery. i never thought about it either. great tip. ;p

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  26. What a great tip! I've always hated wasting two sided paper. Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. Thanks for the money-saving tip! I always felt I needed to buy two sheet of a double-sided sheet otherwise I will run out of paper.
    Another way is to cut a smaller "frame" from the background paper in the spot where your photos/matting/etc. will be. Then at least you have some (smaller) piece of paper left to re-use.

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  28. Great idea! But more important is just how beautiful that layout is, thank you for sharing, just beautiful.

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  29. beautiful layout and thanks for the great tip!

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  30. What a great tip, I try to use my scraps at different times but to be able to use both sides on the same layout. Never thought of this. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Thanks for the tip! The layout is very pretty.

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  32. Great tip.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  33. Great Idea!

    dannimae6(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Great idea for making good use of all the scrapbook paper. Cute little girl!

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  35. I didn't get what you were saying until I watched the video:) Now I understand! What a clever idea! I am going to try this. TFS!!!
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  36. Cute layout! Thank you for this great tip! I will use my double sided papers more often now!
    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  37. Thanks for the tip.
    cruella63703 at yahoo dot com

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