One of my favorite things to do with my Inspiration Studio software is make my own custom patterned paper. I first change my mat size to 8.5 x 11 because that’s the size of my printer. I then import files I’d like to use. The one I used here is Heart and Bow from the Craft Room Library. I removed the bow, leaving just the heart. I thickened my lines, duplicated it several times in different line colors and stacked them slightly askew. Then I grouped and duplicated them, made some bigger, and some smaller placing them all over the page and rotating a few in different directions. I then resized some hearts very small, multiplied them, filled them in the different colors, and added them to the spaces as filler. When my design was complete I just printed it out on white cardstock using the borderless option on my printer. I really enjoy being able to make my own custom paper designs.
Using the Tool Box Caddy file from the Library, I duplicated the side pieces about a quarter inch smaller to form my layering pieces for my patterned paper. I also made layering rectangles for the front and back also about a quarter inch smaller. I cut out the tool caddy from 12 x 12 cardstock and the layers from my custom made paper. I put it all together with sticky tape and pop dots. I used the pen tool and a few pieces of leftover paper to make my banner, then added a ribbon handle. I had a few pieces of patterned paper left, so I made some cards to go with it using the Love file. My original thought was to send it to school with my child for their class valentines.