Make It Monday #67: Step-it-Up: Mixing Patterned Papers

Betsy's following up her last fabulous  Make It Monday Video with another fun tutorial to teach you how to combine patterned papers. With three levels of difficulty (tone-on-tone pattern combining, combing papers from the same paper pack, and combinig papers from your scrap basket), there's sure to be helpful tips for paper crafters of ever level. Click play to learn more. 


A few photos of  Betsy's projects this week.


All three cards sideby side.


Level 1: Combining Tone-On-Tone Papers


Level 2: Combining Papers From Same Paper Pack


Level 3: Combining Papers From Scrap Basket

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and combine three or more patterned papers.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, May 28th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project. These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday,  May 28th, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


Congrats to Gerdine for being selected as the MIM winner!  You have won a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however you wish!  Please be sure to send a note off to customer service with the email address that you would like your gift certificate sent to.  And thank you to everyone else who participated!  There was some amazing inspiration shared!

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Join the discussion 20 Comments

  • 1
    Susan Rebis says:

    Thank you so much Betsey. These tutorial-type videos are really helpful. I’ve struggled with pattern mixing but it all begins to make sense once it’s explained by an ‘expert’!

  • 2
    Linda says:

    Thanks Betsy.

  • 3

    AWESOME Video Betsy!! THANKS so much for sharing and for continuing the theme from Dawn’s Video (which was also GREAT)last week that shared alot on tone and tone mixing!! We will be mixing papers like EXPERTS now!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  • 4
    Pattie Jns says:

    thank you Betsy, for the this wonderful video to help get our creative juices going. appreciate the thoughtfulness making this for us…….hugs an smiles

  • 5
    Kathy H says:

    A really wonderful video! Thank you Betsy I learned a lot about mixing my patterns. Beautiful cards:) Now I need limitless layers, a lot more PTI patterned paper!

  • 6
    Janet says:

    Great video! Thank you for showing how you store and select papers from your scraps. So helpful!

  • 7
    janet wilson says:

    Very informative and so interesting – will hopefully get to put this into practice later today 🙂 Thank you, Betsy 🙂

  • 8
    Sue Symens says:

    Good info! Can’t wait to play!

  • 9
    Sherry in MI says:

    Great tutorial, Betsy! Mixing patterned papers is
    something I struggle with. This info has been very
    helpful….should make my job much easier. Thanks
    for the info.

  • 10
    Karen B. says:

    Thank you, Betsy! Patterned paper is so beautiful, but I have always struggled at how to mix and match. This helps so much!!!! Thank you – thank you – thank you!

  • 11
    Karen Letchworth says:

    I will definitely play along again this week, as I do each week. I just can’t find the winner from last week’s MIM – making rosette flowers out of PTI border dies. I’ve looked on Facebook as well, did I miss something? Sure hope you’re OK, Nichole.
    Karen L

  • 12
    Jenny Martin says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial! It was really interesting to see and hear your bought process and I gained a lot from it.

  • 13
    Pattie Jones says:

    Help? learning how to enter your Monday challenges, I have a double entry, please delete, or tell me how to delete. #9. I appreciate that very much. Sorry for all the trouble. I didn’t see a place to remove the #9. thanks again for you help.

  • 14
    Amy Papale says:

    Thank you so much for such an informative video Betsy! Patterned paper always seemed to scare me a little since I wasn’t sure how to combine them, even if they were from the same paper pack. You have helped take the guess work out if it for me and I so do appreciate it. I love your videos, please keep them coming!! Hugs!

  • 15
    sharon wheet says:

    Betsy, I just want to pop in and say, ‘Thank You’. Your tutorial was very informative! I’m glad that you went over some of the design theories when mixing pattern papers. I really did learn something!
    Thank You

  • 16
    Denise J Kinder says:

    Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us all. I am semi new to paper crafting and appreciate these tutorials probably more than you will ever know. Thanks again !!

  • 17

    Very informative video. Thank you Betsy!

  • 18
    DarC says:

    Thank you. This was a very clear and helpful video. Great job!

  • 19

    that is great lesson on combining the color. That is my frustrations and time consuming. Great help.

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