The last day was fun ideas on paper manipulation and I think this was my favorite lesson.
The first idea was quilting with paper, which I have done before, but the method used in the example was unique so I gave it a try. The patterned paper is from a Basic Grey 6x6 pad (Kneehighs). The dies are from Cottage Cutz (bunny), Lil Inker (background rectangle), MFT (banner) and Joy Crafts (alphabet). The 'happy' in the sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
The second suggestion was paper weaving. I have also done before, using really small strips and weaving them to create a unique paper from which I diecut a title and some pieces for layered embellishments (see below). But again I really liked how it was done for the Pattern Play lesson so decided to do a second card using that technique.
The cute duck is Cottage Cutz and he is stamped on patterned paper from the same Doodlebug pad as the woven tag was created and then shaded with copics. Both the large and small tags are cut using dies from Papertrey Ink, who are also responsible for the cute sentiment.
The last idea for Day 5 was from Betsy Veldman and was all about creating your own embellishments from patterned paper. The idea was to select papers with larger patterns that would work as images and fussy cutting and layering them to create embellishments. I had some scraps of Basic Grey paper left over from another layout that I wanted to use up and one of them included larger images that would work. I cut one out to use as my focal point, but unfortunately it did not repeat on the scrap I had so I could not do any layering, but it still makes a cute card which will work for one of my dog loving friends. No sentiment yet, but I think I will use diecut letters to spell out 'Thump' and then inside have it say 'I am in love'. TFL!