No patterned paper? No problem for Virginia!

No patterned paper? No problem for Virginia!

Hello SCT friends, Virginia here on the blog today to share with you a scrapbook page I created without using any pattern paper.

I was at a crop and one of the challenges was to create a page without using pattern paper, hmm…hard to resist pattern paper but I was up to doing this! I do think that some photos are better suited to a solid backdrop and so taking hints from the colours in my photos I created a cardstock only foundation.


To dress up the page I dipped into my stash of ephemera and alphabet fonts.  I didn’t worry about using the embellishments from the same company as the colours (not patterns or theme) worked together.


Tip: The subtitle at the bottom of the page is a mix of alphabets so I created a pink banner as an underline to pull it together.


Why not challenge yourself to create a no patterned paper layout! Give it a try!

~ Virginia Nebel

2017-09-14T15:16:07-04:00July 18th, 2017|Design Team Feature|


  1. Teresa Medeiros July 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I love this! It’s no surprise that Virginia could pull off a challenge such as this without breaking a sweat. She’s an amazing designer. The colours all work fabulously together and that black title just POPS like crazy. She’s such an inspiration!

  2. Kelly Crowl July 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Cardstock is rocking in this layout! I am so glad you featured this layout, there is a simple beauty to it with the colorful accents! Fantastic page!

  3. Barb macaskill July 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Sweet! I love this idea! Sometimes we just need to let the picture call the shots and you did an awesome job on this challenge! TFS!

  4. Lacy July 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I absolutely love this layout and the idea of this challenge overall. My goal this year is to use what I have which is a challenge in itself!

  5. Kim Thomas July 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Awesome layout! Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

  6. Kirsty Vittetoe July 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Awesome layout!

  7. Dorina D July 21, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Fabulous layout and I love the use of no pattern paper. Have to ry this.

  8. Anita Price July 26, 2017 at 9:12 am


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