Bowling Ace!

One of the things I love to do is use paper for themes it is not intended for. To that end, I love papers that allow me to stretch their use and purpose like Trinity Paper Arts' “Making the Team” Collection.

The “Making the Team” Collection represents many sports, including hockey, volleyball, baseball, soccer, and football but not bowling. However, the muted color palette and versatile patterns allow for this line to be easily adapted to other sports, like bowling, as well as for Fall and school related projects. I cut words and banners from the paper and then used an electronic diecutting system to cut bowling specific items, like the pins and stars on the page.


  A little ink on the edges as well as a smattering of spray ink tie it all together with a warm vintage feel.

For the title, I cut the Volleyball banner form the patterned paper and then added the title “Bowling” over top with sticker letters. I then cut “Ace” from the patterned paper to complete the title.


  • Patterned Paper, Stickers – Trinity Paper Arts “Making the Team” Collection
  • Diecuts – Silhouette
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan, Smooch Spritz in Spun Sugar,Smooch in Gingersnap by Clearsnap
  • Twine – The Twinery
  • Buttons, 3D Foam Dots – American Crafts
  • Staples- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Pen – Zig
Flip the page and think outside the confines of a paper's theme! 

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Bowling Ace!

  1. Congrats on making the team…I was thrilled to see your name when I popped over to congratulate Erika.
    This is a great layout with so many fun papers and layers.
    thanks for sharing

    Posted on March 21, 2012 at 4:16 am
  2. love this. love the colors and your design.

    Posted on March 21, 2012 at 4:52 am
  3. Beautiful work. I especially like how you did the sticky letter title. Thanks for the great ideas! :)

    Posted on March 21, 2012 at 9:56 am
  4. I love your layout. I like how the items pop up off the page!

    Posted on March 22, 2012 at 12:34 am
  5. I love the energy and color of this layout.

    Posted on March 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm