Friday, October 19, 2012

SOC DT Project: Celebr8

Hello Krafters!

As all of you know, SOC is celebrating 8 years! How awesome is that? SOC is a place where we can go and share, enable, be enabled, support and just hang out. Since becoming a member at SOC, I have met some of the most amazing people!

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Most of us, if not all of us, have been affected by this disease in some form. No matter the reason, ladies, please go and get checked regularly! It may save your life!

Since October is a special month, I decided to meld the two important events together. However, I did not have any paper I was satisfied with that could reflect the cause. So I decided to make my own! Making your own pattern paper can be fun and you can be as unique as you want to be!

I used Publisher, but you can use any program you have that will allow you to manipulate the images. First I opened the program ensuring there were no margins. Next you want to either add a shape or a text box the size of your document. Right click and go to” format auto shape” and go to fill color. Here, you can change the color, add a texture or a pattern. I decided to go with a pink tissue paper texture (after all, it is think pink month). Once you are satisfied with the filling, click OK.

Now I wanted to add my number 8. I used various fonts at different sizes. I also rotated some of them. After you get a good pattern started. Group your cluster together. Now you can copy and paste to make the process go faster. When the page is filled, go back in and fill in any gaps you may have. You can also adjust the sizes for a more custom look. When you are happy with your pattern, print your work on a printer on your desired material. I used a white cardstock. Now you are ready to make your project!

I hope you decide to try this out! Don’t forget to celebrate with us! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~

Make the Cut
Silhouette Cameo
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch
Cherry Lynn Doily
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Gossamer Gold &Midnight Copper Embossing Powder
Versa Mark


  1. Love the look of this : )
    I also added a photo to my blog : )

  2. Wow! Not only can you create magic with paper, you're a computer whiz, too!

  3. I love mixed fonts - great job!

  4. This is neat, great job; tfs!

  5. this project is very creative, love the customized background to mend both concept..another great project

  6. This is a great idea and really like how the card turned out!