I confess… I am totally addicted to patterned paper.
I love to go window shopping at my favorite scrapbook shop—just to look at all the pretty papers. Of course, I usually get sucked in by the pretty paper flowers, too. But patterned papers hold a sweet spot in my heart.
And that’s one reason I love the designs of Donna Wells (a/k/a Quirky Twerp). I’m here today to spotlight some of her gorgeous papers to show you how lovely (and how perfectly printable!) they are.
Donna has a real talent for working with themes and making holiday collections. She has made kits that celebrate special times of the year like Easter, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. And she has kits that celebrate special things in our lives, like birthdays and girlfriends and vacations. She certainly makes some wonderful elements—but my favorite things are always her gorgeous papers! YUM!
Here are some of my favorite Quirky Twerp paper packs that I think are just perfect for making hybrid goodies (images are linked):
I went hunting in the gallery for some pretty hybrid projects made with Donna’s designs—and let me tell you! It was hard to narrow it down to just a few.
Here’s a pretty little mini album from Holly, made with Donna’s My Little Valentine Scrapbook Pack (click to enlarge):
I love this card so much, so I thought I’d play around with those lovely Gardenologie papers, too!
I grabbed Kelleigh’s Mini Envelopes template set to make myself some little embellishments for my scrap stash (because, yes, I am still paper scrapper! LOL!) and here’s what I made:
I sent this off to Kinko’s again. I’m growing quite addicted to doing this, despite the horrible customer service at the location I go to. I love the job they do. I love ordering it all on line. I hate having to wait in the store 15 minutes for someone to simply grab my order and hand it to me. But I digress… LOL! Once again, they did a beautiful print job!
And I made a mistake in my order that turned out to be a happy surprise. I made myself two letter-sized sheets of tags (2 tags to a page) and I thought I set things up so that I would be ordering both pages on cardstock. Well, come to find out—I only set the first one to be printed on cardstock. The second came in color (thank goodness!), but on regular paper. After I recovered from the initial shock… I actually thought that this would work great for these envelopes! They need to be lightweight and not so bulky. And whatever the special inks they use at Kinkos are, they make for a really glossy and beautiful finished product! So, even though I messed things up… I’m happy! And I learned something, too. The next time I want to make some envelopes, regular paper will do!
Okay, so enough about Kinko’s. Ha! I hope you enjoyed this little spotlight on Quirky Twerp. If you’re looking for some great paper for your next hybrid project, now you know where to go!
Other Articles by Nicole Seitler:
- Spotlight on: BasicGrey - February 26th, 2011
- For the Love of Hybrid! - February 24th, 2011
- Spotlight on: Jennifer Fox Designs - November 20th, 2010
- Make your own Autumn Centerpiece - November 8th, 2010
- Spotlight on: Dysfunctional Design - September 25th, 2010